Baleine is a conventional oil development located in deepwater in Cote d’Ivoire and is operated by Eni Cote d’Ivoire. According to GlobalData, who tracks more than 34,000 active and developing oil and gas fields worldwide, Baleine was discovered in 2021, lies in block Block CI 101 and Block CI 802, with water depth of around 3,936 feet. Buy the profile here.

The project is currently in construction stage and is expected to start commercial production in 2023. Final investment decision (FID) of the project was approved in 2021. The Baleine conventional oil development will involve the drilling of approximately three wells and includes FPSO, subsea manifold, and subsea trees.

Field participation details

The field is owned by Eni and Societe Nationale d’Operations Petrolieres de la Cote d’Ivoire.

Production from Baleine

Production from the Baleine conventional oil development project is expected to begin in 2023 and is forecast to peak in 2029, to approximately 75,000 bpd of crude oil and condensate and 140 Mmcfd of natural gas. Based on economic assumptions, the production will continue until the field reaches its economic limit in 2054.

Remaining recoverable reserves

The field is expected to recover 461.39 Mmboe, comprised of 353.79 Mmbbl of crude oil & condensate and 645.61 bcf of natural gas reserves.

Contractors involved in the Baleine conventional oil field

Some of the key contractors involved in the Baleine project as follows.

Main EPC: Eni

Other Contractors: Baker Hughes and SIAD

About Eni Cote d’Ivoire

Eni Cote d’Ivoire Ltd (Eni Cote d’Ivoire) specializes in providing exploration and production services. Eni Cote d’Ivoire is headquartered in Abidjan,Ivory Coast.

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