Elf assesses Angola finds, plans developments

Elf Aquitaine SA and partners have hit the exploratory jackpot on Block 17 off Angola.The firms have made six major oil discoveries on the block since 1996. To date, 14 of the 15 wells drilled there have proved positive.Following the discovery of Girassol in 1996, the block has yielded five other finds: Dalia, Rosa, Lirio, Tulipa, and Orchidea, all named after flowers. And three promising prospects remain to be explored.Elf's current estimate of the reserves potential of Block 17 is 3.5 billion bbl. "This is three times the energy equivalent of Frigg in the North Sea or of Lacq in France," said Jean-Fran?ois Gavalda, head of Elf's African exploration and production division. These...

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