Total Makes 4h Oil Discovery in Angola's Block 32

Sociedade Nacional de Combustíveis de Angola (Sonangol EP) and Total announce a new oil discovery in the ultra-deep Angolan offshore with the fourth well drilled in Block 32.

Drilled in a water depth of 1,703 meters, the Gengibre-1 well tested at 4,724 barrels per day of oil from a single reservoir. With a total depth of 4,432 meters, the well is located in the eastern section of Block 32, around 17 kilometers from the 2003 Gindungo-1 find and 12 kilometers from the 2004 Canela-1 find.

Further geological and engineering studies will be performed to appraise the production potential of the Gengibre discovery.

Sociedade Nacional de Combustíveis de Angola is the Block 32 concessionaire. Total operates the block with a 30% interest, alongside Marathon Oil Company (30%), Sonangol EP (20%), Esso Exploration and Production Angola Ltd. (15%) and Petrogal (5%).

Total is Africa's leading international producer, with output of 813,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day in 2004. It is a top-tier oil operator in Angola, where it is pursuing a major development program. The Group has operations onshore and in the deep and ultra-deep offshore, and is the operator, with a 40% interest, of Block 17, where the Dalia and Rosa fields are under development. Total's equity production in Angola was 164,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day in 2004.

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