Eni informed that the naming ceremony of the “Armada Olombendo” floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel was held in Singapore on Friday.
The FPSO will operate in Block 15/06, offshore Angola, for the East Hub Development Project. The vessel will soon be ready to sail to its final destination where, once in position, will start mooring and hook-up operations, Eni informed.
The first oil from East Hub Development Project is planned by the first half of 2017. This follows the stream of start-ups in the West Hub Project, in the same Block 15/06.
The East Hub Development Project encompasses 9 subsea wells, of which 5 are producers and 4 are water injectors, in water depth ranging between 450 and 550 meters. The hydrocarbons which are produced from these wells will be transported via a pipeline system to the FPSO to be treated and stored prior to export.
Eni is the operator of Block 15/06 with a 36.84% stake. The other partners in the joint venture are Sonangol Pesquisa e Produção (36.84%) and SSI Fifteen Limited (26.32%).