BP Angola inaugurates new headquarters building in Luanda

8 September 2014

The new headquarters of BP Angola, a 25-storey building called “Torres do Carmo” opened Friday in Luanda to house the oil company’s entire administrative structure.

The building, which was opened by Secretary of State for Oil Aníbal Silva, is an investment by BP Angola of about US$180 million, offering meeting rooms, training rooms, video conferencing rooms, a technology exhibition floor and a car park.

According to Angolan news agency Angop, the new office building consists of two towers that include 832 apartments and offices and whose construction began in 2009.

In 2011, BP became part of the project, this led to a redefinition of the concept, with changes to some segments to be in line with all safety and occupational health requirements.

BP Angola currently has production of about 347 000 barrels of oil per day, with 172,000 per day in block 31 and 175,000 per day in block 18.

BP operates blocks 18 (50 percent), 19 (50 percent), 24 (50 percent) and 31 (26.6 percent) and has interests in block 15 (26.6 percent) operated by Esso and block 17 (16.6 percent) and 25 (15 percent) operated by Total.

BP also has stakes in block 20 (30 percent) operated by Cobalt, in block 26 (40 percent) operated by Petrobras an in the Angola LNG project with a stake of 13.64 percent. (macauhub/AO)