Oil production has started at the Kizomba Satellites Phase II project, offshore Angola.
The second phase of the Kizomba project is a Block 15 subsea infrastructure development of the Kakocha, Bavuca and Mondo South fields. Production started at Kizomba Satellites Phase I in 2012.
Mondo South is the first field to commence production, and the other two fields are projected to start up shortly.
The fields are tied to the existing Kizomba B and Mondo floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessels.
The project scope includes subsea wells, FPSO topside modifications and installation of flowlines and subsea equipment.
The Phase II project produces around 190 million barrels of oil, with an estimated peak production capacity of 70,000 barrels of oil per day.
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ExxonMobil operates Block 15 with a 40% stake. BP Exploration Angola, Eni Exploration Angola and Statoil Angola hold 26.67%, 20% and 13.33% interests, respectively. Sonangol is the concessionaire.
ExxonMobil has to date discovered a total of approximately five billion oil-equivalent barrels in Block 15, which was awarded to the company in 1994. Oil production from the block has gone beyond 1.8 billion barrels.
Image: The Kakocha, Bavuca and Mondo South fields are tied back to the existing Kizomba B and Mondo floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessels. Photo: courtesy of BP p.l.c.