Interesting Facts

Did you know that the Angolan oil fields on Block 31 are Portuguese names for the planets?
Crude Oil Translation
Notes
Jupiter -1 - Jupiter
The first well drilled in this block was ultimately declared a dry well in Oct 2001
Plutao - Pluto
This second Block 31 discovery was spud in Jun 2002
Saturno - Saturn
The third prospect was declared successful in Jul 2003
Marte - Mars
This fourth well, located NW of Saturno, is scheduled to be tested in 2004
Venus - Venus The fifth well, Venus, was scheduled to be drilled by the end of 2003
The international oil companies (and their respective ownership) involved in the development of these fields include:
BP (operator)
26.67%
ExxonMobil
25%
Statoil
13.33%
Sonangol
20%
Marathon
10%
Total SA
5%
January 2004

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