Italian major Eni has hit the market with an inquiry to charter another drilling unit for operations offshore Angola.

The Milan-based player is one of the most active operators in Angolan waters and currently has two drilling rigs – Sonangol Libongos and Scarabeo 5 , working in its prolific Block 15/06; and this week it formally established its Azule Energy joint venture that combines all the Angolan assets of Eni and BP.