Total strikes two further oil wells in Angola

22 May 2007

Luanda, Angola, 22 May – Sonangol and Total (Angola) have struck oil at another two oil wells, known as Louro-1 and Caminhos-1, in Angola’s bloc 32, in the ultra deep water off the Angolan coast.

According to a statement from Sonangol issued Monday, louro-1, drilled to a depth of 1,883 meters below sea level, is located in the southwest region of bloc 32, approximately 4.5 kilometers to the west of the Salsa-1 well, discovered in 2006.

The camonhos-1 well, drilled to a depth of 1,593 meters, in the northeastern section of bloc 32, 18 kilometers north of the Caril-1 well, discovered in 2006, in the testing phase provided around 6,258 barrels of oil per day.

complementary technical surveys for assessing the results obtained are now being carried out.

Bloc 32’s concession-holder is Sonangol with 20 percent, and its partners are Total E&P Angola with 30 percent, Marathon Oil Company (30 percent), Esso Exploration and Production Angola (15 percent) and Petrogal (5 percent).

Sonangol and BP Exploration (Angola) Saturday announced striking an oil well known as Cordélia-1, in Angola’s bloc 31, in the ultra deep water off the Angolan coast.

According to a statement from Sonangol, this was the 14th strike that BP has had in bloc 31 and is located approximately 3.5 kilometers to the southeast of the Miranda strike, which was announced recently. (macauhub)

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