Italy’s Eni said Thursday it will buy the rights of all of the Oooguruk oil field in shallow waters offshore Alaska and become its operator because its proximity to the Nikaitchuq field will provide synergies. The second field that Eni will now own and operate in Alaska yields 10,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day from 25 oil wells and 15 gas/water injector wells. Eni said it gains synergies because it is only eight miles from the Nikaitchuq field it developed in 2011, which produces 18,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day. Eni already had a 30 percent interest in Oooguruk, which was majority owned by Caelus Natural Resources Alaska, and which like Nitaitchuq is located in shallow waters just off the northern […]