Italy's Eni has brought on stream its Cabaca North deep-water oilfield in the eastern area of Block 15/06, offshore Angola.

Cabaca North will increase and sustain the plateau of the Armada Olombendo, a zero-discharge, zero-process-flaring floating production, storage and offloading vessel has total capacity of 100,000 barrels per day.

Eni on Friday said the start-up of Cabaca North is yet an example of how its local subsidiary, in full cooperation with ANPG and partners, keeps creating value on Block 15/06 through an infrastructure-led exploration strategy.

This has generated a pipeline of fast-track subsea tie-backs utilising existing facilities in the area.

The Cabaca North development will have expected peak production of around 15,000 bpd.

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This is the second start-up milestone by Eni Angola this year after the Cuica early production scheme came into operation in July.

A third start-up is expected within the next few months, with the Ndungu EPS in the western area of Block 15/06.

Block 15/06 is operated by Eni with a 36.84% share and its partners are Sonangol, also on 36.84% and SSI Fifteen on 26.32%.

The Italian company’s Angola upstream assets also include exploration blocks Cabinda North, Cabinda Centro, 1/14 and 28; plus it has non-operated stakes in blocks 0 (Cabinda), 3/05, 3/05A, 14, 14 K/A-IMI, 15 and in Angola LNG.