Angolan state oil company Sonangol and Esso Exploration Angola have jointly announced the beginning of production in the Kizomba Satellites – Phase 2 project (Kakocha , Bavuka and Mondo Sul fields) in the deep waters of Block 15 in the Angolan sea,
Production is expected to reach a total around 190 million barrels of oil per day once the Bavuka and Kakocha fields go into operation and production, according to the information provided. Mondo Sul, Bavuka and Kakocha are located at a water depth between 750 and 1,100 metres.
The manufacture of almost all deck modules and subsea equipment on construction sites located in Soyo, Dande, Luanda and Lobito were a result of a high level in Angolan participation
Esso Exploration Angola (Block 15) Limited is the operator of the concession of Block 15 with a 40 percent stake, and its partners are BP Exploration (Angola) Limited (26.67 percent), ENI Angola Exploration BV (20 percent) and Statoil Angola Block 15 AS (13.33 percent), whilst Sonangol is the concessionaire. (Source: MacauHub, Angop)