By Kelvin Alohan With Agency Report
Total has started production from the Zinia Phase 2 short-cycle project in block 17 offshore Angola.
The development included drilling of nine wells for tieback to the FPSO Pazflor, and should deliver 40,000 b/d of oil by mid-2022.
Facilities are in water depths ranging from 600-1,200 m (1,968-3,937 ft), 150 km (93 mi) offshore. Total estimates recoverable Zinia Phase 2 resources at 65 MMbbl.
Development was completed within the schedule, despite issues associated with the pandemic, with final capex more than 10% below budget, according to Offshore report.
Other partners in the block are Equinor, ExxonMobil, bp, and Sonangol P&P.