Denmark’s Maersk Oil finds more oil in Angola

25 September 2012

Norway’s Maersk Oil Angola A/S and Angolan state oil company Sonangol said Monday in Luanda they had discovered more oil in Block 16, after drilling the Caporolo-1 well in deep waters in the Angolan sea.

According to the issued statement this is the second discovery in the block, after oil was found in the Chissonga-1 well.

The Caporolo-1 well was drilled in an area of water 1,235 metres deep and reached a total depth of 5,508 metres, with tests indicating a maximum flow of 3,000 barrels of oil per day.

Maersk Oil Angola A/S is the block’s operator with a stake of 65 percent, and the remaining partners are Odebrecht Oil & Gas Angola Ltd (15 percent), of Brazilian group Odebrecht, and Sonangol Pesquisa e Produção (20 percent).

Last January, Maersk Oil Angola A/S and Sonangol announced their first oil discovery in Angola’s pre-salt layer, in the Azul-1 well, located in the deep waters of Block 23, in the Kwanza Basin, with a potential flow of over 3,000 barrels per day.

Maersk Oil Angola A/S is the block’s operator with a stake of 50 percent, and partners Svenska (30 percent) and Sonangol Pesquisa e Produção (20 percent). (macauhub)

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