Angola Chissonga-1 well proves oil

The Chissonga-1 exploration well offshore Angola has proved oil, according to operator Maersk Oil Angola.

Offshore staff

COPENHAGEN -- The Chissonga-1 exploration well offshore Angola has proved oil, according to operator Maersk Oil Angola. The company conducted one production test, flowing 6,850 b/d of 36º API oil through a 36/64-in. choke. Further evaluation of well results is in progress.

Chissonga-1 is the first of a three-well exploration drilling commitment in block 16. The drillship Larsen Deep Venture drilled the well to a total depth of 4,725 m (15,501 ft).

Chissonga-1 is Maersk Oil's first operated deepwater well.

07/16/2009

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