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Eni says output at Nikaitchuq field in Alaska hits 25,000 bpd

MILAN, June 19 (Reuters) - Italian oil major Eni said it achieved the daily production goal of 25,000 barrels at its wholly-owned Nikaitchuq oil field in Alaska, adding it expected to hit a 30,000 barrels per day target in the next 12 months.

The field, located offshore the North Slope of Alaska in a water depth of three meters, holds reserves estimated at 200 million barrels of crude oil, it said in a statement.

Nikaitchuq production, which began in January 2011, is the first operated by Eni in the Arctic.

(Reporting by Danilo Masoni)