Africa / Angola
Kizomba field lies in Block 15, offshore of Angola, marking one of the first tranches of deepwater acreage offered by the Angolan Government. The development consortium is operated by ExxonMobil's subsidiary Esso Exploration Angola, which has a 40% stake in the field.
The partners also include Agip Angola (with a 20% share), BP Exploration (with a 26.67% share) and Statoil (with a 13.33% share). Sonangol, the Angolan state oil company, is the concessionaire.
Block 15 was allotted to ExxonMobil in 1994, with first production commencing in 2003 from the Xikomba field. Productions from Kizomba A, Kizomba B and Kizomba C began in 2004, 2005 and 2008 respectively.
The first production from Phase I of the Kizomba satellites project was achieved in July 2012.
In early 2003 Esso started construction of the $3bn Kizomba B project, which is also expected to recover nearly one billion barrels of oil, also at a target production rate of 250,000bpd. First oil for Kizomba B was reached in July 2005.
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|Pile Diameter||2.13 m / 84"|
|Water Depth||1012 m / 3320 ft|