ExxonMobil’s upstream affiliate in Equatorial Guinea, Mobil Equatorial Guinea Inc. (MEGI), is the largest oil producer in the country.
Located on Block B approximately 65 km (40 miles) northwest of Equatorial Guinea
Zafiro Field & Southern Expansion Area (SEA)
FPSO is expected to add about 110,000 barrels of oil per day to current Zafiro production
In 2003, ExxonMobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) subsidiary, Mobil Equatorial Guinea, Inc. (MEGI), started production from the Southern Expansion Area (SEA) of the Zafiro field, offshore Equatorial Guinea. The SEA project, utilizing a Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel and subsea well infrastructure, is expected to recover more than 150 million barrels of oil. Production through the FPSO is expected to add about 110,000 barrels of oil per day to current Zafiro production, increasing the total field capacity to 300,000 barrels of oil a day.
Central Africa oil field discovered in 1995
Initial discovered in 1995, the Zafiro Field is located on Block B approximately 65 km (40 miles) northwest of Equatorial Guinea in water depths of 425 to 850 m (1,400 to 2,800 ft). Production from the Zafiro Field began in August 1996. Current facilities include a fixed platform, a floating production unit, a floating storage and offloading unit and both platform and subsea wells.
Phase II & IIB
Phase IIB saw the installation of five (5) additional subsea wells for water injection
By the time Zafiro Phase I was under way, it became obvious that an expansion would be inevitable. Phase II involved bringing another sixteen (16) subsea wells online, bringing daily production from 40,000 bopd to 120,000 bopd. Phase IIB saw the installation of five (5) additional subsea wells for water injection and expanded electrical generation capacity.
MEGI - Antonov - Circa 2009
Receiving 2 VXTs courtesy of the Antonov.
Fun fact: It's the longest-bodied, longest-winged and heaviest operational plane in the world. Its cargo compartment is 43 m by 6.4 m by 4.4 m - big enough to hold 50 cars. And there is only one operational Antonov An-225 in the world!