The N'Goma FPSO is now on hire to Eni after achieving a 72-hour continuous production test in early December and receiving a Production Readiness Notice (PRN).
The N’Goma FPSO is operating on the West Hub, on Block 15/06 offshore Angola. Eni operates West Hub with partners Sonangol Pesquisa e Produção, SSI Fifteen Limited and Falcon Oil Holding Angola SA.
The FPSO, owned by Sonasing and operated by OPS, a 50/50 joint venture between SBM Offshore and Sonanhol, will operate under a 12-year lease and operate contract with Eni Angola.
N’Goma FPSO was previously on hire as FPSO Xikomba and was disconnected in 2011 from Block 15 offshore Angola after concluding eight years of operations. SBM Offshore converted Xikomba, renaming it N’Goma, at the Keppel shipyard in Singapore before the vessel set sail for the Paenal yard in Angola where it completed the final scope of work on time.
The vessel has 100,000 b/d of oil processing capacity, 115 MMscf/d gas handling capacity and 120,000 b/d water injection capacity.