Petrobras announced an oil discovery has been made in Block 15/06, in deep Angolan waters in which, via its Petrobras Internacional Braspetro B.V. subsidiary, it holds 5% stakes. The discovery was made in well NīGoma-1, which is located some 350 kilometers away from Luanda. Sonangol E.P. is the blocks Concessionaire, while Eni Angola, the operator, with 35% stakes.
The other partners in the block are Sonangol P&P (15%), SSI Fifteen Limited (20%), Total (15%), Falcon Oil Holding Angola AS (5%), and Statoil Angola Block 15/06 AS (5%).
Well NīGoma-1 was drilled at a depth of 1,421 meters from the water line and at a total depth of 3,383 meters below the sea level. The well is in a productive hydrocarbon zone, with 127 meters of rocks impregnated with oil and gas. The oil that was extracted was tested and has an API gravity of 22.5, above expectations and confirming the major potential of Block 15/06.
After the NīGoma-1 discovery, other delimitation wells will be drilled in neighboring structures aiming to evaluate the potential and to seek synergies for the development of the western portion of Block 15/06.