Eni finds oil in Block 15/06, in the Kalimba exploration prospect, in Angola’s deep offshore. The new discovery is estimated to contain between 230 and 300 million barrels of light oil in place.
The Kalimba-1 NFW well, which has led to the discovery, is located at approximately 150 km off the coast and 50 km South East from the Armada Olombendo FPSO (East Hub).
The well was drilled by the West Gemini drillship in a water depth of 458 meters and reached a total depth of 1901 meters. The data acquired in Kalimba-1 NFW indicate a production capacity in excess of 5,000 barrels of oil per day.
Eni said that the discovery opens new opportunities for oil exploration in the Southern part of Block 15/06 that creates new chances for additional potential value in the block.
The Joint Venture, composed by Eni (operator, 36.8 per cent), Sonangol P&P (36.8 per cent) and SSI Fifteen Limited (26.3 per cent), will work to appraise the updip of the discovery and will start the studies to fast track its development.