The national concessionaire, SONANGOL, the operator, COBALT and partners in Block 20, just confirmed a new discovery in the Angolan pre-salt deepwater...
Sonangol and COBALT announce discovery in Block 20 of the Lontra pit
The national concessionaire, SONANGOL EP, the operator, COBALT and partners in Block 20, just confirmed a new discovery in the Angolan pre-salt deepwater. During a test conducted, the well LONTRA produced a steady flow of 2,500 barrels of condensate per day and 39 million cubic feet of gas in the same period.
The LONTRA exploration well drilled to a total depth of over 4195 meters and approximately 67 meters penetrated useful thickness of a reservoir of very good quality. The discovery was a significant volume of liquid in the range of a range of gas and crude oil.
To assess the potential of the reservoir more exploration wells and evaluation, as well as additional tests will be needed, however being clear from the outset that LONTRA is an internationally discovery and that the reservoir contains more natural gas than expected.
Are members of the contractor group, COBALT with 40%, Sonangol Pesquisa e Produção with 30%, BP and also with 30%. The national concessionary accordance with the contractual terms, is studying the best options for the development and monetization of natural gas found.
This and the previous discovery in Block 15/06 offshore field LIRA, reinforce the encouraging prospects for the exploitation of natural gas and the contribution to the implementation of the development strategy, to create a row of industrialization and the balance of the national energy matrix.
Sonangol's Communication and Image Office in Luanda, November 29, 2013.