West Hub Development Project Oil And Gas Fields

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Summary Information

  • Operator: ENI
  • Country: Angola
  • Location: Block 15/06, Offshore
  • Production start: Expected 2014
  • Partners: ENI - 35%, Sonangol - 55%, Falcon Oil - 5%, Petrobras - 5%
  • Type: Oil & Gas
  • Estimated Reserves:
  • Production Volume:


  • The West Hub project is the first development that will come on-stream among the blocks awarded in Angola's 2006 licensing round.
  • The West Hub Development Project includes the Sangos, Cinguvu and Mpungi fields and involves the drilling of 21 subsea wells of which 12 producers, 4 alternate water and gas injectors and 5 water injectors.
  • At the centre of the development is the N'Goma FPSO
  • Water depth ranges between 1000 and 1500 metres.
  • A second phase will see the addition of the Vandumbu field with the drilling of 3 wells ( 2 producers and 1 injector ) and Mpungi north with the drilling of 2 wells (one production and one injection) connected to the same FPSO
  • The Ochigufu field is also expected to be tied in


  • SBM Offshore: FPSO refurbishment
  • Aker Solutions: Engineering, procurement, fabrication, and supply of static and dynamic steel tube umbilicals
  • FMC Technologies:
    • subsea multiphase boosting pumps, manifolds, and installation support services


  • 2006 - ENI awarded the block
  • 2008 - Sangos & N'Goma fields discovered
  • 2010 - Cinguvu & Mpungi discovered
  • 2013 - Vandumbu oil field discovered
  • 2014 - Total sold its 15% stake to Sonangol
  • 2014 - Statoil sold its 5% stake to Sonangol
  • 2014 - Ochigufu field discovered
  • 2014 - First oil produced
  • 2015 - Cinguvu field starts production
  • 2016 - Mpungi field starts production


  • Upper and the Middle Miocene sand reservoirs


  1. ENI in Angola
  2. Eni signs Production Sharing Contract for exploration Block 15/06 in Angolan deepwater
  3. Eni and Sonangol make new oil discovery offshore AngolaEni and Sonangol make two new oil discoveries offshore Angola
  4. Eni: important oil discovery offshore Angola
  5. Aker Solutions signs umbilicals contract with ENI
  6. Eni: New oil discovery offshore Angola
  7. Angola: Total Sells Its 15% Interest In Block 15/06 To Sonangol
  8. Portfolio adjustment in Angola
  9. Angolan shipyard Paenal celebrates the arrival of N’Goma FPSO
  10. Another milestone reached for Angola Block 15/06: N'Goma FPSO ready to sail away
  11. Eni: new oil discovery offshore Angola
  12. Eni starts production at West Hub Development, deep offshore Angola
  13. Eni starts production of Cinguvu offshore field at West Hub Development in Angola
  14. Eni starts production of Mpungi offshore field at the West Hub Development in Angola
  15. FMC Technologies Awarded Subsea Contract for Eni's Block 15/06 West Hub Development

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