New Mamufeira oil field starts production in Cabinda, Angola

3 July 2009

San Ramon, USA, 3 July – The new Mamufeira Norte oil field in block 0 of the offshore area in Cabinda, Angola, is already in production and by 2011 is expected to see daily production of 30,000 barrels of crude, the block’s operator Chevron said Thursday.

Via its subsidiary Cabinda Gulf Oil Company Limited (Cabgoc) Chevron has a 39.2 percent share of block 0, and is the block’s operator.

The other shareholders are Sonangol (41 percent), Total (10 percent) and ENI (9.8 percent).

Some 24 kilometres off the Angolan coast, Mamufeira Norte is the first phase of the development of the Mamufeira Field.

Via the Kangulo rig it is expected to produce, by 2011, 30,000 barrels of oil per day and 30 million cubic feet of natural gas.

The Kungulo rig, which was built in the Lobito shipyard was the first large project of its kind for Sonamet, a partnership between Sonangol and Britain’s Acergy. (macauhub)