Agbaou is an open-pit mining operation. Mining is from three pits (North, South and North Satellite) with ore processing in a conventional gravity / carbon in leach (CIL) circuit. Commercial production was achieved in January 2014. Based on 2016 reserves, a remaining mine life of seven-years is assumed in the accompanying analysis. There is however great scope to extend the mine life as Endeavour has been conducting an aggressive exploration programme and in 2016 was successful in replacing depleted ore through new discoveries.