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Angola: Total starts production from Zinia Phase 2, successful short-cycle development on Block 17

, operator of Block 17 in Angola, together with the Angolan National Oil, Gas and Biofuels Agency, has announced the start of production from the Zinia Phase 2 short-cycle project, connected to the 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 kms 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. 

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Source: Energypedia

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