Eni has started production of the East Hub Development Project, located in Block 15/06 offshore Angola, ahead of schedule, the company said in a Feb. 8 news release.

Production is taking place through the Armada Olombendo FPSO vessel, which can generate up to 80,000 barrels of oil per day (bbl/d) and compress up to 3.4 million cubic meters of gas per day. With nine wells and four manifolds at a water depth of 450 m, the vessel will put into production the Cabaça Southeast Field, 130 km west of Soyo, Eni said.

East Hub production will add to production from the existing West Hub Project in the Sangos, Cinguvu and Mpungi fields, where the FPSO N’Goma vessel is operating. In total, Block 15/06 will reach a peak of 150,000 bbl/d in 2017, Eni said.

Eni is the operator of Block 15/06, holding a 36.84% share. Partner Sonangol Pesquisa e Produção controls 36.84%, and SSI Fifteen Ltd. controls 26.32%.