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Deep-water discoveries in Angolan offshore total 101

Angola’s deep-water areas have yielded 101 substantial oil discoveries, of which 35 have been brought into production through 13 development complexes

Angola's deep waters continue to reward the world’s bolder explorers. With the drilling focus having shifted to areas awarded in 2006, the total of substantial oil discoveries has increased to 101. Driving the drill-bit in coming years will be the offshore pre-salt exploration areas, awarded in 2011. After several slack years, when many projects stalled, development work is also seeing progress. There are 10 fields under development in deep-water areas, to add to the 35 already flowing. Next year should see the start-up of Total’s four-field Clov complex in Block 17 and Eni’s three-field West Hub development in Block 15/06, together adding a peak of 240,000 barrels a day (b/d), while 2015 sh

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