The director general of BP Angola said on Tuesday in Luanda that he expects to start drilling wells in the “Platina” field in deep waters of Block 18 by the middle of 2020. Hélder Silva also said the “Platina” field is already being developed and there are two contracts ready to en awarded, aiming to start drilling wells by the middle of 2020.
In December last year, BP Angola and the Angolan state oil company, Sonangol, signed investment agreements for the development of the “Platina” field in deep waters of Block 18, where they share the operations, also extending the production license in the same place.
The “Platina” project will be the first new development operated by BP Angola since the beginning of production at Block 31 in 2013, where it produces 110,000 barrels of oil per day in deeper waters.
According to Silva, this year BP Angola intends to produce 137,000 barrels per day in Angola, in the two blocks it operates, namely 31 and 18.
“Another project we are working on is the “Paz” project at Block 31, which is about 135 million barrels, which could also bring an FPSO (floating production, storage and offloading unit) to Angola,” he said.