A new oil platform in Angola is ready to produce 70,000 barrels of oil per day.
The oil rig named Kizomba Satellites phase 2, is a large underwater drilling rig which is attached to a huge floating platform based 150km off the coast of Angola.
The rig operates in deep water to depths of 1350m. It has subsea wells and the complex gadgets to control oil production under the water. The project is a BP collaboration with different oil companies.
BP Regional President Darryl Willis said: “This is another successful project from this prolific block. We expect to follow this up later in the year with the Greater Plutonio phase 3 project in neighbouring Block 18 which is operated by BP.”
Angola is the second largest oil producer in sub-Saharan Africa and is a member of OPEC.