Sonangol, Sociedade Nacional de Combustiveis de Angola, and Total, announce a new oil discovery with the second well drilled in the ultra deep waters of Block 32 on the Angolan offshore.
Drilled in a water depth of 1,540 meters, the Canela-1 well produced in a test phase 6,800 barrels of oil per day, from only one reservoir. The discovery is located in the eastern part of Block 32, approximately 15 kilometers to the southeast of Gindungo-1, the first discovery on the block announced in 2003.
Geological and complementary engineering studies will be made to evaluate the production potential of Canela-1.
Sonangol is the concessionaire of Block 32. Total is the operator with a 30% interest associated with Marathon Oil Company (30%), Sonangol P&P (20%), Esso Exploration and Production Angola (Block 32) Ltd. (15%) and Petrogal (5%).