Total has eleventh oil discovery off Angola

Uchenna Izundu
International Editor

LONDON, Aug. 7 -- Operator Total E&P Angola and Sonangol have tested 2,130 b/d of oil through a 32/64-in. choke from the Colorau-1 exploration well on deepwater Block 32 off Angola. The find is in the northeastern part of the block, about 16 km northeast of Manjericao, a 2006 discovery, Total said.

The well, the eleventh exploration well on the block, was drilled in 1,700 m of water and hit Upper Oligocene oil-bearing reservoirs.

The partners are carrying out technical studies to fully evaluate the drilling results, and they plan to carry out extra drilling across the acreage. The consortium wants to assess the feasibility of a first development zone in the eastern part of the block. Studies will evaluate the development potential of the other 10 discoveries made on the block since 2003, all of which indicate its major potential. In May Total and its partners reported the last two oil discoveries on the block (OGJ Online, May 21, 2007).

Total holds a 30% interest in the block, and Sonangol is the concessionaire. Other partners in Block 32 are Marathon Oil Co. 30%, Sonangol EP 20%, Esso Exploration & Production Angola (Overseas) Ltd. 15%, and Petrogal 5%.

Contact Uchenna Izundu at uchennai@pennwell.com.

Related Articles

People

02/01/2014

Marathon to ramp up US resource play activity

12/11/2013 Marathon Oil Corp. plans to accelerate its US resource play activity and market its North Sea assets in 2014, the company said at its analyst day i...

MARKET WATCH: US crude futures fall on budget, debt ceiling uncertainties

10/08/2013 Crude oil futures prices fell Oct. 7 in trading on the New York market as traders and analysts cited concerns about the budget stalemate in Washing...

KRG approves Iraq Atrush first phase oil development

10/07/2013 The Kurdistan Regional Government has approved first-phase oil development of the Atrush block in Iraq’s Kurdistan Region by a group led by TAQA.

Careers at TOTAL

Careers at TOTAL - Videos

More than 600 job openings are now online, watch videos and learn more!

 

Click Here to Watch

Other Oil & Gas Industry Jobs

Search More Job Listings >>
Stay Connected