By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Apr. 7 -- Gas production has begun from the Italian side of Annamaria field straddling the border with Croatia in the northern Adriatic Sea.
Eni SPA, operator, said the Annamaria B platform was flowing about 800,000 cu m/day and will produce 1.2 million cu m/day when fully on stream.
Gas flows through a pipeline to a treatment plant at Fano, Italy, about 70 km away.
Production started last November from six wells of the Annamaria A platform on the Croatian side. Production there is about 800,000 cu m/day.
Annamaria field, with reserves of 10 billion cu m, lies in 60 m of water about 30 km south of the southern end of Ivana field in Croatian waters.
In the Annamaria B platform, Eni holds a 90% interest, and Ligestra, Rome, holds 10%.
Eni operates the Annamaria A platform through a 50% interest in INAgip, a joint operating company with INA of Croatia.
The platforms were built by a consortium of Rosetti Marino, Saipem Energy Services, and Intermare Sarde in Italian yards and Marina di Ravenna, Arbatax, and the Rijeka yard in Croatia.