Oil production in Angola’s Tômbua-Lândana field to begin in August

28 July 2009

Luanda, Angola, 28 July – Production in Angola’s Tômbua-Lândana oil field, in block 14, where Galp Energia holds 9 percent, is to start production of 100,000 barrels per day as of next month.

The news was announced by Bloomberg, quoting statements from Chevron representative, Eunice Carvalho, to “Novo Jornal.”

Chevron holds the biggest stake in this block with 31 percent, with Sonangol, Total and Eni each holding 20 percent. Galp Exploração e Produção holds the remaining 9 percent.

Tômbua-Landân is to make use of the gas generated, rather than burning it, for later trade under Angola’s export of liquefied natural gas project, according to the same source.

Tômbua-Lândana is located in block 14, an offshore field of the Cabinda enclave.

This block is made up of five development areas: Kuito, Benguela-Belize-Lobito-Tomboco, Tômbua-Lândana and Negage and Gabela (macauhub)