Eni, partners find oil off Angola with Sangos-1 well

Eni Angola SPA and its partners made an oil discovery on deepwater Block 15/06 off Angola—the first well to be drilled on the block—reported 5% block partner StatoilHydro.

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, May 6 -- Eni Angola SPA and its partners made an oil discovery on deepwater Block 15/06 off Angola—the first well to be drilled on the block—reported 5% block partner StatoilHydro.

The Sangos-1 discovery well, which was drilled in 1,349 m of water to a total vertical depth of 3,343 m, found a 127-m oil column in high-permeability Miocene sands. The well tested for high-quality oil in excess of 30º gravity and at higher than forecasted rates, StatoilHydro reported.

The Sangos discovery well was drilled 350 km from Luanda and will soon be followed by other exploration wells in nearby structures "with significant potential with the aim of achieving synergic development of the western area of the block," StatoilHydro said.

Block 15/06 lies within the Lower Congo basin and covers 2,984 sq km in 300-1,600 m of water.

Block 15/06 partners are operator Eni Angola 35%, concessionaire Sonangol Pesquisa e Producao SA 15%, SSI Fifteen Ltd. 20%, TEPA (Block 15/06) Total 15%, Falcon Oil Holding Angola SA 5%, Petrobras International Braspetro BV 5%, and Statoil Angola Block 15/06 Award AS 5%.

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