STAVANGER, Norway – Statoil has failed to find hydrocarbons with its first presalt well in the Kwanza basin offshore Angola.
The drillship Stena Carron drilled Dilolo-1 in block 39. Despite the result, Statoil says the exercise provided a valuable calibration for other prospects in the area.
After P&A’ing the well, Stena Carron will transfer to block 38 to spud the Jacaré-1 exploration well. Statoil is also participating in two more wells in the Kwanza basin. These are the Puma well in block 25 (operated by Total) and the Locosso well in block 22 (operated by Repsol).