Luanda, Angola, 16 March – BP Angola expects to produce 400,000 barrels of oil per day in 2010, the company’s chairman, José Patrício said in Luanda Thursday.
According to Angolan news agency Angop, in order to reach that level of production, BP Angola was counting on production beginning at Bloc 18 this year and Bloc 31 in 2009, where the company is the operator, along with its share of production from blocs 15 and 17, which are already in production and are operated by ExxonMobil and Total.
Patrício said prospects were good as there were several oil fields under development and added that, so far, BP Angola had had a lot of success in terms of discoveries.
Saying that his company was a long term strategic partner of the Angolan state, Patrício said that in partnership with Sonangol the company was developing a program for production in Angola, from the equipment area up to support for oil extraction.
The chairman of BP Angola said that although the equipment use ion the sector was hi-tech, some of it was already being produced in the workshops of Sonamet (Lobito) and Sonils, in Luanda. (macauhub)