Angolan oil production set to increase

1 February 2006

Luanda, Angola, 01 Feb – Oil production in Angola is set to increase by 145,000 barrels per day to 1.445 million per day when the Rosa field, in Bloc 17, is linked to the Girassol exploration, which should go ahead in the first half of 2007, Angolan news agency Angpop reported Tuesday.

Rosa, which will be the third oil field to be linked up to Girassol, has already reached an estimated 45 percent of its potential production rate, following its link to two other fields (Girassol and Jasmim) in 2001 and 2003, respectively.

According to Total Angola, which published information on the project in it latest in-house magazine “Batuque”, the project will link 14 production wells and 11 injector wells (located in the sea) to the Girassol exploration platform, via 105 kilometers of pipes.

Since 1980, gross oil production has increased every year and Angola currently produces 1.3 million barrels of oil per day.

Total Angolan oil reserves are estimated to be 12.4 billion barrels. (macauhub)