23 May 2007 - 11:15
  • News Code: 105396

BP Exploration (Angola) Ltd. and Angola"s Sonangol EP have made their fourteenth oil discovery on ultradeepwater Block 31 off Angola.

The Cordelia well tested 2,063 b/d of oil through a 20/64-in. choke. The well was drilled in 2,308 m of water using the Jack Ryan drillship and reached 4,040 m TVD.

 

The well is 3½ km southeast of the recent Miranda discovery, which flowed on test at 3,822 b/d through a 48/64-in. choke (OGJ Online, May 7, 2007).

 

BP is the block operator and holds 26.67% interest. Other stakeholders are Esso E&P Angola (Block 31) Ltd. 25%, Sonangol 20%, Statoil Angola AS 13.33%, Marathon International Petroleum Angola Block 31 Ltd. 10%, and Total Group subsidiary Tepa (Block 31) Ltd. 5%.

 

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News Code 105396

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