Eni Strikes Oil Offshore Angola

Eni has made a new deepwater oil discovery estimated to contain up to 300 million barrels of light oil in place in Block 15/06 at the Kalimba exploration prospect offshore Angola, the company said June 26.

The Kalimba-1 NFW well, located about 50 km southeast of the Armada Olombendo FPSO, proved 23 meters net of high-quality (33° API) oil pay in Upper Miocene sandstones with excellent petrophysical properties, Eni said. Data acquired indicate a production capacity of more than 5,000 barrels of oil per day.

“The discovery opens new opportunities for oil exploration in the southern part of Block 15/06, so far considered mainly gas prone, thus creating new chances for additional potential value in the block,” Eni said in a news release.