Sonangol and Argentina’s Plus Petroleum start onshore oil production in Angola

3 October 2013

Angolan state oil company, Sociedade Nacional de Combustíveis de Angola (Sonangol) and Argentine company Plus Petroleum have started producing oil at an onshore block with four wells in Angola’s Cabinda province. It is currently producing 1,000 barrels of oil per day according to Angolan daily newspaper Jornal de Angola.

The newspaper said that production would increase to 5,000 barrels per day in November once the 45-day test production stage was over.

The managing director of Plus Petroleum, Ricardo Teja, told the newspaper that production had begun “after long and difficult surveying and drilling work, which was sometimes unsuccessful.”

Teja also said that the company had chosen to install a single pipeline for all four wells, to carry the crude oil to processing facilities and to the Malongo terminal, where it is loaded onto tankers for export. (macauhub)