Agogo-1 Adds Another Oil Success to Block 15/06

  • Mar 18, 2019
  • Petroleum Africa

Monday, March 18, 2019

ENI knocked out another discovery in Angola on Block 15/06, this time with the drilling of the Agogo exploration prospect. The discovery is estimated to contain between 450 and 650 million barrels of light oil in place with further upside.

The Agogo-1 NFW well, which has led to the discovery, is located approximately 180 km off the coast and about 20 km west from the N’Goma FPSO (West Hub). The well was drilled by the Poseidon drillship in a water depth of 1,636 meters and reached a total depth of 4,450 meters.

Agogo-1 NFW proved a single oil column of about 203 meters with 120 meters of net pay of high-quality oil (31° API) contained in a sub salt diapirs setting in Lower Miocene sandstones with excellent petrophysical properties. The data acquired in Agogo-1 NFW indicate a production capacity of more than 20,000 barrels of oil per day.

Agogo is the third discovery of commercial nature since the Block 15/06 consortium decided to launch a new exploration campaign in 2018, leading to the discoveries of Kalimba and Afoxé.

The discovery opens new opportunities for oil exploration below salt diapirs in the north-west part of the prolific Block 15/06, thus creating new chances for unlocking additional potential value. The mapping and the drilling of Agogo prospect has been possible through the use of ENI’s advanced and sophisticated proprietary seismic imaging technologies.

The Block 15/06 JV, comprised of ENI (operator, with a 36.8421% stake), Sonangol P&P (36.8421%) and SSI Fifteen Limited (26.3158%), will work to appraise the discovery and start the studies to fast track its development.