Eni makes light oil discovery offshore Angola

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Italian oil major, Eni, has made a light oil discovery in Block 15/06 of the Ndungu prospect in Angola’s deep offshore.

The discovery is estimated to contain up to 250 million barrels of light oil in place, with further upside, the company revealed in an official statement.

Ndungu-1 NFW well was drilled in a depth of 1076m to a total depth of 4050m by the Poseidon drillship – which was previously owned by Ocean Rig.

Detailing the find, the major said: “Ndungu -1 FW proved a single oil column of about 65m with 45m of net pay of high-quality oil (35° API) contained in Oligocene sandstones with excellent petrophysical properties. The result of the intensive data collection indicates a production capacity in excess of 10,000 barrels of oil per day.”

As the fourth commercial discovery in the area since Eni’s relaunch of the Block’s exploration campaign in 2018, the company said this discovery “demonstrates the upside potential of the block and the effectiveness of the proprietary technologies that Eni used and will use to explore the Block 15/06.”

Eni is the operator on the Block and has an operating interest of 36.8421 percent. Other partners on the Block include Sonangol (36.8421 percent) and SSI Fifteen (26.3158 percent).


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