Total discovers oil with Begonia-1 in deepwater Angola

By Phaedra Friend Troy

Total (TOT) discovered its second oil field in the deep waters of Block 17/06 offshore Angola. Production tests of the discovery well, Begonia-1, flows high-quality, 36-degree API oil at a rate of more than 6,000 barrels per day from the Miocene formation.

Drilled in waters measuring 453 meters deep, the Begonia-1 discovery well is located on the northeastern section of Angola's Block 17/06. This is the second discovery on the block; the first was the Gardenia-1 well. 

Sonangol is the concessionaire of the block, and Total serves as the operator of Block 17/06 through its subsidiary TEPA (Block 17/06) Limited with 30 percent interest. Partners on the block include Sonangol Pesquisa e Producao with 30 percent interest, Sonangol Sinopec International Seventeen Limited with 27.5 percent interest, ACREP Bloco 17 with 5 percent interest, Falcon Oil Holding Angola with 5 percent interest, and PARTEX Oil and Gas with the remaining 2.5 percent interest. 

Did You Like this Article? Get All the Energy Industry News Delivered to Your Inbox

Subscribe to an email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

 Subscribe Now

Whitepapers

Logistics Risk Management in the Transformer Industry

Transformers often are shipped thousands of miles, involving multiple handoffs,and more than a do...

Secrets of Barco UniSee Mount Revealed

Last year Barco introduced UniSee, a revolutionary large-scale visualization platform designed to...

The Time is Right for Optimum Reliability: Capital-Intensive Industries and Asset Performance Management

Imagine a plant that is no longer at risk of a random shutdown. Imagine not worrying about losing...

Going Digital: The New Normal in Oil & Gas

In this whitepaper you will learn how Keystone Engineering, ONGC, and Saipem are using software t...

Latest PennEnergy Jobs

PennEnergy Oil & Gas Jobs