BP strikes oil offshore Angola

Sociedade Nacional de Combustíveis de Angola (Sonangol) and BP Exploration (Angola) have hit oil pay with the Oberon exploration well in ultra deepwater block 31, offshore Angola.

Offshore staff

LONDON -- Sociedade Nacional de Combustíveis de Angola (Sonangol) and BP Exploration (Angola) have hit oil pay with the Oberon exploration well in ultra deepwater block 31, offshore Angola.

Oberon-1 well was drilled in a water depth of 1,624 m (5,328 ft) and reached a total depth of 3,622 m (11,883 ft) TVD below sea level. The well test results confirmed the capacity of the reservoir to flow in excess of 5,000 b/d under production conditions, the companies say.

This is the eighteenth discovery made by BP in block 31 and is located in the southern portion of the block, about 335 km (208 mi) northwest of Luanda and 4.3 km (2.7 mi) to the northeast of the Dione discovery.

05/27/2009

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