Sonangol, Maersk Oil and partners strike oil with their first deepwater pre-salt well offshore Angola
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JANUARY 4, 2012
Sociedade Nacional de Combustíveis de Angola Empresa Pública (Sonangol, E.P.), Maersk Oil and other partners declared the Azul-1 deepwater exploration well, located in Block 23 in the Kwanza Basin, a discovery well. The Azul-1 well, the first to penetrate pre-salt objectives in Angolan deepwater, was drilled in water depths of 923 meters (3,028 feet) and reached a final depth of 5,334 meters (17,500 feet). —Lars Nydahl Jorgensen, Head of Exploration at Maersk Oil.