The Angolan continental shelf is one of the largest contributors to our oil production outside Norway, since 1991, when we first entered the Angolan market. We are currently producing from three blocks.
Essential today, essential tomorrow.
Angola is not only a key market for today—there are in addition significant proven reserves in Angola. These untapped fields make Angola an important country for our international growth in the years to come. Through maximising value from existing assets and new exploration opportunities we have a long-term commitment to Angola.
How to find us in Angola
Belas business park
Edifício Luanda 3º andar - Talatona
Equinor in Angola
Equinor is a partner in eight Angolan offshore producing fields in the Congo basin on the Angolan continental shelf totaling an equity production of around 120,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (2020).
Block 17 was one of the first deep-offshore blocks to be licensed in Angola. The block is located in deep water approximately 135 kilometres from the north-eastern part of Angola. Production from the block accounts for more than half of Equinor’s oil production in Angola. Block 17 oil reserves are being developed through production hubs, floating production storage and offloading vessels (FPSOs) and via subsea well technology. Our equity interest in the block is 22.1635%. Average daily equity production is approximately 90,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (2020). The licence has been extended to 2045.
Situated approximately 145 kilometres off the northern coast of Angola. Equinor’s equity interest in the block is 12%. Average daily equity production is 20,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (2020).
It was assigned to ExxonMobil in 1994, with first production commencing in 2003 from Xicomba field. Production from Kizomba A, Kizomba B and Kizomba C began in 2004, 2005 and 2008 respectively. The first production from phase I of the Kizomba satellite project was achieved in May 2012. Phase 2 of the Kizomba satellite project came on stream in May 2015. Production from the block currently comes from four floating production storage and offloading vessels (FPSOs): Kizomba A, Kizomba B, Mondo and Saxi Batuque. The licence has been extended to 2032.
PSVM consists of four oil fields - Plutão, Saturno, Vénus and Marte – all discovered between 2002 and 2004 in water depths of up to 2,000 metres, in the North East part of Block 31. Equinor’s equity interest in the block is 13.33%.
Production from the block started December 2012 and reached the plateau rate (171,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day) in February 2014. Average daily equity production is 9,320 barrels of oil equivalent per day (2020). 19 discoveries from 26 exploration wells and 6 appraisal wells. 4 have been developed so far (PSVM). Remaining 15 undeveloped discoveries are smaller and geographically spread over a considerably large area.
Block 1/14 is a Risk Service Contract. ENI (35%) is the operator with partners Equinor (30%), Sonangol P&P (25%) and local company ACREP (10%). The block is located in the Lower Congo basin – east of the prolific block 15.
Block 29 is a Production Sharing Contract. Total (42.80%) is the operator with partners Equinor (22.80%), BP (8.80%), Petronas (5.60%) and Sonangol (20%).
The block is located in the Namibe basin which is an underexplored area offshore Angola.
A partnership for mutual development
When Norway struck oil in the 1970s its oil and gas industry had catching up to do. International companies were invited to set up joint ventures and agreements to help the industry develop — and now look where we are today. The same approach can apply to Angola where the combination of collaboration with local partners and investment in the local area can develop the Angolan industry. Development of the state-owned company, Sonangol – now focused on its core, as well as creation of the National Agency of Petroleum and Gas (ANPG) as the new regulator for the country’s oil industry, are key in this strategy. Equinor will continue to work closely with local authorities to share knowledge and competencies from NCS.
Equinor believes in being a proactive force for growth in the communities where we operate. We are responsible neighbours and want to go beyond business transactions and put purpose in what we do.
Equinor has historically provided support to increase the capacity and expertise in geoscience and petroleum engineering through the establishment of MSc and PhD programmes in Angola. In addition, we have supported the efforts to clearing mines across the country left over from the civil war that ended in 2002 and also c ontributed to a range of other sustaniable projects in areas like health and safety, access to water and human rights.
We think that we can provide valuable operational and technological experience from NCS, increasing value and reducing carbon footprint.