Angola: Maximum oil production at Tombwa Landa is of 130,000 barrels per day

21 July 2008

Luanda, Angola, 21 July – The maximum production level of oil at US company Chevron’s Tombwa Landa located in bloc 14 of Angola’s Cabinda province, is 130,000 barrels per day, according to Angolan news agency Angpop.

The agency said that the project would go into operation at the end of 2009 with oil exploration in the wells of Tombwa Landana Norte 4 and 5.

At that time the wells at Landana Norte 1 and 3 will already be in production, but the Tombwa Landana well will only start operating when the platform being built in Lobito is concluded.

At the project, the gas will be stored in a tank at bloc zero ready for use when the Angola LNG project is in operation.

The platform for the Tombwa Landana project is already 80 percent built.

The Chevron – Cabinda Gulf Oil Company (Cabgoc) is the project’s operator, with a stake of 31 percent and its associates are Sonangol (20 percent) and Gal Exploração e Producção, (9 percent).

The US$3 billion project is Chevron’s third development in the deep waters off Angola and began with the development and production of the Landana Norte storage tank in 2006, followed in 2007 by pre-survey work for the Tombwa and Landana projects. (macauhub)