The official was speaking, on Tuesday, in Soyo, during a meeting with operators in the sector. On the occasion, she highlighted that the said province has oil reserves estimated at around 90 billion barrels, both on land and at sea, having also taken the opportunity to highlight Soyo – which has oil platforms on land and sea, as well as hosting the Support Base for Petroleum Exploration Activities, which is called Kwanda, writes to Angop.
According to the director of research and production at ANPG, overall, Zaire has 17 offshore oil blocks – that is, at sea – and 12 onshore blocks (on land).
In terms of blocks, Ana Miala, quoted by Angop, mentioned that block 17 has a production of around 370,000 barrels a day, expected to grow to 400,000 barrels a day soon.
The official also highlighted blocks 31 (generates more than 70,000 barrels a day) and 32 (150,000 barrels a day).
Cited by Angop, she added that blocks 3, 15 and 6, whose operators are Sonangol, Esso and ENI, have a daily production of 20, 148 and 112 thousand barrels, respectively.
In her speech, according to Angop, she also referred to blocks 2 and 5 (operator is Somoil), whose production is around 18,000 barrels per day.
In addition, she also made it known that block 16 is under study and that 06/17 should start production next year.