Eni SPA subsidiary Eni Mexico S. de R.L. de CV achieved first oil Feb. 23 from the Miamte MV34 floating production, storage, and offloading (FPSO) vessel operating in Offshore Area 1 block in the Bay of Campeche, Gulf of Mexico, about 10 km off Mexico's coast in 30 m of water.
Moored in a water depth of about 32 m, the FPSO will treat 90,000 b/d of crude oil and 75 MMcfd of gas. It will be able to inject 120,000 b/d of water and will store up to 700,000 bbl of oil. First production was originally planned for 2021.
Modec Inc. is responsible for engineering, procurement, construction, mobilization, and operation of Miamte, including topsides processing equipment as well as hull and marine systems. Sofec Inc., a Modec group company, designed and installed the FPSO’s disconnectable tower yoke mooring system.
Modec will own FPSO Miamte and provide operations and maintenance services for 15 years, with the option of 1-year extensions for a further 5 years.
Offshore Area 1 is estimated to contain 2.1 billion boe, of which 90% is oil, across Amoca, Tecoalli, and Miztón fields. In 2020, producing wells were linked to the Miztón production platform. Area 1 development involves building and installing three more platforms in the fields at Amoca and Tecoalli. Drilling activities are ongoing.
Eni has 100% ownership of Area 1.