The second “Gammage Tide” oil well stimulation vessel launched this Friday in Luanda will optimize the production of blocks zero and 14 in Cabinda, operated by Chevron.
The vessel was anvailed by the Minister of Mineral Resources and Oil, Diamantino Azevedo, and the ship will inject chemicals to optimize and maintain the longevity of production of more than 600 wells of blocks zero and 14.
The vessel will also be responsible for injecting nitrogen to keep the lines clean by removing salt, paraffins and other fluids.
Speaking to the press at the event, Minister of Mineral Resources and Oil, Diamantino Azevedo, said it was an important step towards the challenges facing the oil industry (decline in oil production).
Speaking about the vessel, he said it will contribute to the optimization of oil production in the country, aiming at achieving the goal in this sector.
In his turn, Chevron’s asset management director for blocks zero and fourteen, Cesaltino Pedro, said that the Portuguese vessel would go to Cabinda next Saturday to start business.
He explained that despite being Chevron’s second well reactivation vessel, the Gammage Tide has been adapted with technical characteristics, has three fluids, monitoring, laboratory, among other wells for activating wells in Angola.
The group, which has been operating in Angola for more than 60 years through its subsidiary Cabinda Gulf Oil Company Limited (CABGOC), has been exploiting resources in two concessions, Block Zero in Cabinda and Block 14 in deep water.
In 2018 it was reported an average daily production of 107,000 barrels of oil and 308 million cubic feet of natural gas.