Italian flow starts from Annamaria gas field

Gas production has begun from the Italian side of Annamaria field straddling the border with Croatia in the northern Adriatic Sea.

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.

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