Exploration & Production
- Block 0 (Eni 9.8%) in the offshore area of Cabinda in the northern coast of Angola;
- Development Areas in the former Block 3 (Eni 12%) in the Congo basin offshore;
- Development Areasof Block 14 (Eni 20%) in the deep-water offshore west ofBlock 0;
- the Lianzi Development Area in the Block 14K/A IMI (Eni’s interest 10%), where a unitization was implemented with the Congo-Brazaville area;
- Development Areas in the former Block 15 (Eni 20%) in the deep-water offshore of the Congo basin.
- In 2015 Eni and the State company Sonangol signed certain agreements aimed at strengthening strategic and operational partnership, which include:
the commitment to upgrade the current development plans for the Lobito refinery, owned by the Angolan national company, with Eni’s expertise and know-how in the downstream sector including the potential synergies deriving from existing refineries; and
- the commitment to progress the ongoing evaluation of the gas resources in the Lower Congo Basin, in the framework of a strategy aimed at guaranteeing accessible energy in the Country. Once these are developed, they will allow energy supply to the internal market, sustaining local economy and the agricultural projects, which ease the diversification of the Country’s economy.
Exploration and production activities in Angola are regulated by concessions and PSAs.
Production Block 0 is divided into Areas A and B. In 2015, production from this block amounted to approximately 289 kbbl/d (approximately 28 kbbl/d net to Eni). Oil production from Area A, deriving mainly from the Takula, Malongo and Mafumeira fields amounted to approximately 17 kbbl/d net to Eni. Production of Area B derives mainly from the Bomboco, Kokongo, Lomba, N’Dola, Nemba and Sanha fields, and amounted to approximately 11 kbbl/d net to Eni.
Development Development activities concerned:
- the completion of flaring down activities at the Nemba field, with a reduction of gas flared of approximately 85%; and
- the Mafumeira project with production start-up expected at the end of 2016.
Infilling activities and near-field exploration are underway on the whole block in order to mitigate the natural field production decline.
Production Block 3 is divided into three production offshore areas. Oil production is treated at the Palanca terminal and delivered to storage vessel unit and then exported. In 2015, production from this area amounted to approximately 49 kbbl/d (approximately 4 kbbl/d net to Eni).
Production start-up was achieved at the Gazela field with a production of approximately 3 kbbl/d.
Production In 2015, Development Areas in Block 14 produced approximately 114 kbbl/d (approximately 16 kbbl/d net to Eni), accounting for approximately 14% of Eni’s production in the Country. It is one of the most fruitful areas in the West African offshore, recording 9 commercial discoveries to date. Its main fields are Kuito, Landana and Tombua as well as Benguela-Belize/Lobito-Tomboco. Associated gas of the area will be re-injected in the Nemba reservoir and later it will be delivered via a transport facility to the A-LNG liquefaction plant (see below).
Production start-up was achieved at the Lianzi project (Eni’s interest 10%), with the start-up of the first two wells which yielded approximately 25 kbbl/d by the end of the year. The start-up of an additional well in 2016 will allow to reach a production peak of approximately 35 kbbl/d.
Production The block produced approximately 326 kbbl/d (approximately 37 kbbl/d net to Eni) in 2015.
Production derives mainly from the Kizomba discovery area with:
- the Hungo/Chocalho fields, started-up in 2004 as part of phase A of the global development plan of the Kizomba reserves
- the Kissanje/Dikanza fields, started up in 2005, as part of Phase Kizomba B
- satellites Kizomba Phase 1 project, started up in 2012, and Phase 2 project, started up in 2015. In 2015, the fields of Kizomba area produced approximately 289 kbbl/d (approximately 34 kbbl/d net to Eni). Other main fields in Block 15 are Mondo and Saxi/Batuque fields which produced approximately 37 kbbl/d (approximately 3 kbbl/d net to Eni) in 2015.
These fields are operated by FPSO units.
The activities concerned to put in production approximately 450 mmbbl of reserves by means of the development of West Hub projects, sanctioned in 2010, and East Hub project, sanctioned in September 2013.
The West Hub Project, with start-up at the end of 2014, represents the first Eni-operated producing project in the Country. The development program plans to hook up the Block’s discoveries to the N’Goma FPSO in order to support production plateau. In April 2015, production start-up was achieved at the Cinguvu field, following the first oil of the Sangos field, and in January 2016, Eni started production from the M’Pungi field, with an overall production of approximately 25 kbbl/d net to Eni.
The East Hub project with start-up expected in 2017 will develop the reservoir in the north-eastern area by means of a development program similar to the West Hub.
Eni and Sonangol agreed a revision of certain contractual terms to support investments in the Block 15/06, where in January 2015, Eni obtained a three-year extension of the exploration period.
The LNG business in Angola
Eni holds a 13.6% interest of the Angola LNG consortium that manages a LNG plant, located in Soyo, with a processing capacity of approximately 1.1 bcf/d of natural gas, producing 5.2 mmtonnes/y of LNG and over 50 kbbl/d of condensates and LPG. The plant envisages the development of 10,594 bcf of gas in 30 years.
Offices and contacts
Eni Angola Production B.V. (Filiale)
Avenida Lenine, 58
Tel. (00244) 222 391894