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Sonangol Drills Ahead on a Rare Onshore Asset in Luanda Province

Sonangol has spud a well in the Block KON11, onshore Kwanza Basin, with the operation of “Poço Tobias-13”), located in the commune of Cabo Ledo, municipality of Quissama, province of Luanda.

The drilling is coming 27 years after the company disbanded its operations from the area.

The well is expected to reach a total depth of between 700 and 800 meters.

The company has assessed the field, which is marginal, as holding an estimated volume of six million barrels

Sonangol operates KON11, with 30 percent stake. Partners include Brite’s Oil and Gas (25 percent), Grupo Simples (20 percent), Atlas Petroleum Exploration (20 percent) and Omega (5 percent).

In attendance at the spudding event were Diamantino Azevedo, the Angolan Minister of Mineral Resources, Oil and Gas, Paulino Jerónimo, President of the Board of Directors of ANPG, Sebastião Gaspar Martins, President of Sonangol’s Board of Directors and Clementina Palma, the communal administrator of Cabo Ledo, as well as administrators, Block manager, and managers assigned to the oil companies.

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