Upstream in Angola

Galp currently has five projects sanctioned and six exploration licenses in Angola, where it partners with some of the most prestigious companies in the oil sector worldwide.

The five offshore projects sanctioned are located in block 14 and 14K,  with two compliant piled tower platforms (CPT)  and block 32, with two Floating Production Storage and Offloading vessels (FPSO), all in production phase.

 

Block 14

   
Consortium: Galp (9%), Chevron (Operador, 31%), Eni (20%), Total (20%), Sonangol (20%)
Area: 4,091 km²
​Type: Deep waters
Water depth: 200 – 2,000 metres

Block 14 currently has three fields in production:

  • Kuito.
  • Benguela-Belize-Lobito-Tomboco (BBLT).
  • Tômbua-Lândana.

The production license was awarded in 1995 and the block is in production since December 1999.

Block 14 consists of six areas of development:

  • Tômbua-Lândana Re-Demercated
  • Negage
  • Gabela
  • Malange
  • Lucapa
  • Menongue.

The re-demarked Tômbua-Lândana development area comprises all fields currently in production in block 14.

The new Re-Demarcated TL Development Area comprises the merge of former Kuito, BBLT and TL development areas (DA) as a result of the approval of the Presidential Decree 218/20 in August 2020, which aimed to improve Fiscal Term and Conditions of the PSC contract, maximizing project value and extending field life with an ongoing infill drilling campaign.

Block 14K-A-IMI

   
Consortium: Galp (4.5%); Chevron Overseas Congo LTD (Operator, 15.75%), Cabinda Gulf Oil Company (15.5%), Sonangol (10%), SNPC (7.5%), Total Angola (10%), Total Congo (26.75%), Eni (10%)
Area: 700 km²
Type: Deep waters
Water depth: 500 – 1,000 metres

Block 14K-A-IMI is located on the border between Angola and the Republic of Congo.

The Lianzi field, in production since 2015, is situated in this block, with a 43 km electrically heated tie-back connection to the CPT platform of the BBLT field.

Block 32

   
Consortium: Galp (5%), Total (Operator, 30%), Sonangol Sinopec Int. (20%), Sonangol P&P (30%), ExxonMobil (15%)
Area: 5,090 km²
Type: Ultra-deep waters
Water depth: 1,400 – 2,000 metres

Several discoveries were made in Block 32 since the beginning of the concession.

Its geographic dispersion requires determining a technical concept of development that allows to aggregate several discoveries.

The block consists of two major projects in different phases, Kaombo and Central North East (CNE).

The Kaombo project is an ultra-deep water project aimed at developing six fields connected via 300 km of pipelines, with two FPSO units allocated: Kaombo North and Kaombo South.

Each one of these units has a nominal processing capacity of 125 kbpd. The first oil of the FPSO to develop the Kaombo North was on July 2018, while the unit allocated to Kaombo South started production in April 2019.

By the end of 2020, the consortium had drilled 45 wells from the 62 planned for the development of the Kaombo field, to support production in both the North and South FPSO units.

The CNE development involves several small fields spread over a relatively large area including: ACCE (Alhos, Cominhos and Cominhos East); Colorau and Manjericão. ACCE means the area including the DA´s Alhos, Cominhos and Cominhos East in CNE.

In 2018 Block 32 Contractor Group presented a Pre-Development Project that may lead to a new Development Phase of these Areas. An appraisal well (COM-4) has been drilled in 1Q20. in order to confirm COM-East resources.