Eni acquires 70% and operatorship of Oooguruk oil field in Alaska
Eni already owns the remaining 30% working interest. The agreement is subject to the approval of the authorities and to certain closing conditions.
The Oooguruk oil field, located in the Beaufort Sea approximately 5 kilometers off Alaska’s North Slope coast, has been in production since 2008, and current gross production is of approximately 10,000 barrels of oil per day (bopd) from 25 producing wells and 15 gas/water injector wells.
Production facilities are located on an artificial gravel island, located in just 1.5 meters of water depth with dry production trees, which provide for safe and environmentally responsible production operations, comparable to those of an onshore field.
Additionally, Eni will leverage on the existing excellent relationships and cooperation with the local communities.
Eni already is the operator, with 100% working interest, of the Nikaitchuq oil field, located approximately 13 km North-East of Oooguruk. Nikaitchuq has been in production since 2011 and currently produces about 18,000 bopd. ■