Italian giant Eni will be producing about 2,000 Barrels of Oil Per Day(BOPD), in each of two development wells to be drilled on a new field it just discovered. Eni and its partners encountered a total oil pay of about 80 meters in multiple sandstone reservoirs on the Rosa North prospect, at the depth of over 2,200 meters. But the result of the well tests apparently has shown that technical allowable for any development cannot be more than 2,000BOPD.
Rosa North is the third discovery made on the concession over the last three years and follows Arcadia (2010) and EmryDeep (2012) fields. The concession still holds significant resource potential which is confirmed by the growing production, exploration drilling results as well as recently acquired 3D-seismic data and the new geological model derived from it. Project partners are ENI through its subsidiary IEOC (56%), LUKOIL Overseas (24%) and Mitsui (20%). LUKOIL joined the project in 1995. More than 8.4 million barrels of oil were produced on Meleiha in 2012.