Home » News » Currently Reading:

Eni successfully completed the production test on Minsala Marine 1 exploration well Offshore Congo

December 15, 2014 News No Comments

ENIEni has successfully completed the production test on the Minsala Marine 1 NFW, located in the Marine XII Block offshore Congo, 35 kilometers from the shoreline and 12 kilometers from the recent Nené Marine discovery. During the production test the well delivered in natural flow in excess of 5,000 barrels of oil per day and 14 million standard cubic feet of gas per day from an opened section of 37 meters out of the 420 meters oil column identified in the discovery. The oil quality is 41 degrees API.

Eni preliminarily estimates the potential of Minsala Marine discovery to be about 1 billion barrels of oil equivalent in place, of which 80% is oil. The Company has scheduled an appraisal plan for the discovery and has begun studying the commercial development of its significant hydrocarbons reserves.

“The production test results has exceeded expectations and enables us to plan a fast commercial development of the important Minsala Marine find, similarly to what had been done at Nene’ Marine” said Claudio Descalzi, CEO of Eni.

In the last four years, Eni has been carrying out a targeted exploration programme in the pre-salt geological plays of West Africa’s shallow waters, achieving succesfull results. In this play, Eni has already discovered nearly 4 billion of barrels of equivalent oil in place, between Congo and Gabon. In the Marine XII permit specifically, there have been three discoveries: Minsala Marine, Litchjendily marine and Nené Marine. These are all located in conventional waters close to existing infrastructure and can therefore be brought into production shortly and at competitive costs.

Eni through its own subsidiary Eni Congo SA is Operator of Marine XII with a 65% share stake. Eni has been operating in Congo since 1968 and currently produces approximately 110,000 barrels of oil per day of equity production. Eni has been present in Sub Saharan Africa since the ”60s and presently is involved in exploration and production projects in Angola, Congo, Ghana, Gabon, Mozambique, Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya and Liberia. Eni currently produces around 450,000 of oil equivalent per day in Sub-Saharan Africa, due to successful and rapidly growing exploration activity.

Comment on this Article:

You must be logged in to post a comment.

RSS Web Crewing Vacancies List

  • Chief Officer on PSV DP1 (ARAMCO non DP Charter) – 240 USD per day July 12, 2019
    VSL’s type – PSV DP1 (the vessel is operating under ARAMCO non DP charter); Wages – 220-240 USD per day; Contract Duration: 3 months on/3 months off; Area of sailing – Saudi Arabia; Join date – ASAP; Comments: The candidate must hold Chief Officer’s Unlimited License. Previously ARAMCO approved candidates are preferable; Minimum obligatory experience […]
  • 3rd Engineer on Cable Layer DP2 (ARAMCO) – 150 USD per day July 12, 2019
    VSL’s type – Cable Layer DP2 (the vessel is operating under ARAMCO charter); Wages – 120-150 USD per day; Contract Duration: 3 – 4 months; Area of sailing – Saudi Arabia; Join date – ASAP; Comments: The candidate must hold Third Engineer’s License and DP Maintenance Certificate; ARAMCO approved candidates are preferable; Minimum obligatory experience […]
  • Master/SDPO on Cable Layer DP2 (ARAMCO) – 600 USD per day July 8, 2019
    VSL’s type – Cable Layer DP2 (the vessel is operating under ARAMCO charter); Wages – 550-600 USD per day; Contract duration: 3 months; Area of sailing – Saudi Arabia; Join date – ASAP; Comments: The candidate must hold Master’s Unlimited License and DP Full Unlimited certificate; Previously ARAMCO approved candidates are preferable ; Minimum obligatory […]
  • Chief Engineer on PSV DP1 (ARAMCO) – 310 USD per day July 8, 2019
    VSL’s type – PSV DP1 (ARAMCO); Wages – 300-310 USD per day; Contract Duration: 90 days on/60 days off; Area of sailing – Saudi Arabia; Join date: ASAP; Comments: The candidate must hold Chief Engineer’s Unlimited License and DP Maintenance Certificate; Minimum obligatory experience: 24 months on similar types of vessels actual on board in […]

Subscribe to our News Updates

Enter your email address:

Search Box

Featured News

JFC announces new jobs with Launch of new Marine Division

8 Nov 2015

John Concannon, MD. JFC Manufacturing announces details of new jobs, at the ‘Innovating the future of Marine Navigation Safety’ conference in Galway on Friday 16th October, at the launch of the west of Ireland company’s new division, JFC Marine. The …

The 2015 Irish Maritime Forum

6 Oct 2015

The 2015 Irish Maritime Forum, attended by over 150 delegates, discussed the importance of the Maritime Industry to Ireland’s continued economic growth and how solutions to a number of the world’s great challenges will come from the Sea. The National …

Wärtsilä propulsion solution chosen for new Scottish fishing vessel

12 Jul 2015

A new modern fishing vessel being built by Simek AS in Norway on behalf of the U.K. operator Antares (Whalsay) Fishing Company Ltd, will feature an integrated Wärtsilä propulsion solution including main engine, controllable pitch propeller and gearbox. The Wärtsilä …

Eni announces a new oil and gas discovery in the Western Desert of Egypt

27 Jan 2015

In the last three years, in the Western Desert of Egypt Eni has doubled its oil production through exploration of deep sequences. San Donato Milanese, 22 January 2015 – Eni has announced a new discovery of oil and gas in the …

Archives

Latest Comments

Companies Directory