New Oil Discovery for Eni in Angola

first_imgEni has made the fifth oil discovery in Block 15/06, in Angola’s deep offshore. The well has been drilled on the Agidigbo exploration prospect, and analysis of post drill results indicate between 300 and 400 million barrels of light oil in place.The Agidigbo-1 NFW has been drilled by the West Gemini drillship in a water depth of 275 meters, and reached a total depth of 3800 meters.It proved a single hydrocarbon column composed by a gas cap of about 60 m and 100 meters of light oil with an oil down to. The hydrocarbons are contained in the Lower Miocene sandstones with good petrophysical properties. The discovery has further upside that will be proved by an appraisal campaign planned in early 2020.Due to its proximity to East Hub’s facilities and subsea network, which are at about 10km away, production from Agidigbo can be fast-tracked, thus extending the Armada Olombendo FPSO production plateau.Agidigbo is the fifth discovery of commercial nature since the Block 15/06 Joint Venture re-launched its exploration effort one year ago. It follows the discoveries of Kalimba, Afoxé, Agogo and Ndungu.The five discoveries altogether are estimated to contain up to 1.8 billion barrels of light oil in place with possible upside.The Block 15/06 Joint Venture is composed by Eni (operator, 36.8421%), Sonangol P&P (36.8421%) and SSI Fifteen Limited (26.3158%).last_img read more

Legislation in UK to protect children from porn

first_imgChristianity Today Australia 2 April 2012A Bill to stop children from accessing hardcore porn was introduced to Parliament this week. The legislation requires internet service providers and mobile phone operators to block pornography at the network level unless the customer is 18 or over and asks for the block to be removed through an opt-in mechanism. Baroness Howe of Idlicote, who introduced the Bill in the House of Lords, said the change would help parents to protect their children. She criticised the “reluctance” to block or limit access to adult content on the internet. “Historically, most internet content has escaped regulation,” she said.… Some of the most popular internet pornography websites do not have age verification mechanisms in place. According to Psychologies Magazine, the single largest group of internet pornography consumers is children aged 12 to 17, while one in three 10-year-olds has seen pornography online. The same magazine said that four in every five teenagers aged 14 to 16 “regularly” accessed explicit photographs and movies on their home computers. A recent YouGov poll pointed to increasing ease of access to pornography, with two-thirds of children admitting that they had accessed explicit material on their handsets. read more