Eni Awards Subsea Contract To FMC Offshore Angola

Published at 11:12AM - 07/09/16

FMC Technologies has been awarded a subsea service contract by Eni to work on a development project located offshore Angola.

Under the agreement, FMC Technologies will provide subsea multiphase boosting pumps, manifolds and installation support services for Eni Angola’s block 15/06 West Hub Development Project.

“This is our second award for our new subsea multiphase boosting system and we are confident that this technology will be a critical and important part in supporting increased deep water field recovery,” FMC Technologies Senior Vice President of Subsea Technologies Tore Halvorsen, said.

Eni Awards Subsea Service Deal To FMC Offshore Angola

According to a statement issued by FMC, the company’s subsea multiphase boosting pumps improve production economics through the reduction of back pressure on the reservoir, the increase of flow rates and total recoverable reserves.

Additionally, these multiphase pumps have a wide operating envelope and are suitable for a broad range of conditions.

Block 15/06 is operated by Eni, with a 36.84% in partnership with Sonangol EP (36.84%) and SSI Fifteen Limited (26.32%).

The deep water offshore oil fields are located at water depths ranging from 3,280 to 4,921 feet.

Angolan Offshore Development Could Produce 200,000 BPD

Eni’s West Hub Development Project involves the development of the Sangos, Cinvugu and Mpungi fields, followed by the development of the Mpungi North, Vandumbu and Ochigufu fields.

“The start-up of the West Hub in Angola is a milestone in Eni’s upstream activities. Starting from an extraordinary exploration success we have achieved an industry-leading time to market of only four years from the declaration of commercial discovery,” Eni CEO Claudio Descalzi said in end-2014, after announcing the start of production at the development.

Production from the Sangos field started in November 2014, followed by Cinvugu in April 2015 and Mpungi in January 2016.

By the first quarter of this year, total production at the development had reached a total of 100,000 barrels per day (bpd).

With the start of production at the East Hub Development, scheduled to begin in 2017, total production could be raised to 200,000 bpd.