GUIDE TO WORLD CRUDES: Five deepwater Angola fields comprise Plutonio blend

 Plutonio is a low-sulfur, medium-gravity crude oil from Angola's deepwater Block 18. Greater Plutonio consists of five oil fields from water depths of around 1,300 m: Plutonio, Galio, Paladio, Cromio, and Cobalto, all of which lie within 20 km of each other and whose production forms the Plutonio crude blend. Samples have shown these five fields to be very similar in quality, says BP PLC.Production began in September 2007 (OGJ, Oct. 8, 2007, p. 8) and quickly reached more than 200,000 b/d. The assay given here is from a sample dated Mar. 18, 2008.According to BP, the Angolan deep water has seen considerable exploration success in Blocks 15, 17, and 18, where BP is operator. BP also ...

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