Italian major Eni is assessing initial responses from contractors for significant subsea-related work offshore Angola.

Last month, Eni — led by chief executive Claudio Descalzi — invited companies to respond to an expression of interest for the supply of flowlines plus the transport and installation of flowlines, umbilicals and subsea structures for an unnamed project in Block 15/06.

It is also on the lookout for a contractor to supply umbilicals, plus a vessel owner to provide two anchor-handling tug and supply vessels.