Zinia Phase 2 starts producing oil in Angola
Total, operator of Block 17 in Angola, together with the Angolan National Oil, Gas and Biofuels Agency, has announced the start of production from Zinia Phase 2 short-cycle project, connected to existing Pazflor’s FPSO (Floating Production, Storage and Offloading unit).
The project includes the drilling of nine wells and is expected to reach a production of 40,000 barrels of oil per day by mid-2022. Located in water depths from 600 to 1,200 meters and about 150 kilometers from the Angolan coast, Zinia Phase 2 resources are estimated at 65 million barrels of oil.
The development of this project was carried out according to schedule and for a CAPEX more than 10% below budget, representing a saving of 150 million dollars. It involved more than 3 million manhours of work, of which 2 million were performed in Angola, without any incident.
Block 17 is operated by Total with a 38% stake, alongside with Equinor (22.16%), ExxonMobil (19%), BP Exploration Angola Ltd (15.84%) and Sonangol P&P (5%). The contractor group operates four FPSOs in the main production areas of the block, namely Girassol, Dalia, Pazflor and CLOV.