BP makes 17th oil discovery off Angola with Leda well

BP Exploration (Angola) has made its seventeenth discover with its Leda well, which was drilled on ultradeepwater Block 31.

Uchenna Izundu
OGJ International Editor

LONDON, Mar. 3 -- BP Exploration (Angola) has made its seventeenth discover with its Leda well, which was drilled on ultradeepwater Block 31. On test, Leda flowed 5,040 b/d through a 36/64-in. choke.

The Leda well, which reached 5,907 m TD subsea, was drilled through salt to access the oil-bearing sandstone reservoir.

Leda lies in the central northern portion of Block 31, 415 km northwest of Luanda field and 12 km southwest of Marte field. It was found in 2,070 m of water.

BP, as operator, holds a 26.67% interest in Leda. Partners are Esso Exploration & Production Angola (Block 31) Ltd. 25%, Sonangol P&P 20%, Statoil Angola AS 13.33%, Marathon International Petroleum Angola Block 31 Ltd. 10%, and TEPA (Block 31) Ltd. 5%.

Contact Uchenna Izundu at uchennai@pennwell.com.

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