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Block 18 map. 

Block 18 is in deepwaters and is located between the Kwanza and Congo basins. The water depth in this block varies between 750-1,750 meters.

In September 1996 the Block was adjudicated to Amoco (operator) and Shell (partner). The contractor group drilled ten wells all f which were considered commercial discoveries. These wells targeted mostly the Oligocene, whose oil varies from 31 to 38º API. The oil found in Miocene reservoirs is of 24º API.


Total Area: 4,928 km2

Explored Area: 1,611.72  km2

Oil Viscosity: 20-37° API

Water Depth: 600-1,900 m

Proven Oil Potential: 2,9 BBO

Remaining Oil Potential: 1,6 BBO

Commercial wells: 17 out of 20

Files for Download

(15.2 KB) Location map

(29.1 KB) Wells' map

(21.9 KB) Block summary

(193 KB) Data Sheet

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