Tombwa and Landana oil fields in Angola start production

10 September 2009

Luanda, Angola, 10 Sept – Angolan oil company Sonangol Wednesday announced the start of production at the Tombwa and Landana fields in Block 14 of Angola’s offshore, according to Angolan news agency Angpop.

The Tombwa and Landana fields, located 80 kilometres off the Angolan coast and at a depth of 366 metres, are expected to reach peak production of 100,000 barrels of crude oil per day in 2011.

The recoverable resources for the two oil fields are estimated at 350 million barrels.

The Block 14 Group is made up of the Cabinda Gulf Oil Company (Cabgoc), a subsidiary of US company Chevron, with a 31 percent stake, Sonangol with 20 percent, ENI (20 percent), Total (20 percent) and Galp Energia (9 percent).

The group of companies exploring Block 14 have invested around US$3.8 billion in the project.

Block 14 has 46 wells, a 474 metre tower and undersea collection centre, which has been built to as to prevent water from being discharged into the sea and natural gas being burned off.

The gas is intended for sale at the Angola Liquid Natural Gas (AnLNG) projuct under construction in Soyo, Zaire province. (macauhub)