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The Angolan continental shelf is one the largest contributors to our oil production outside Norway. Since 1991, when we first entered the Angolan market, production has climbed to just over 230,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day in 2016.

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Essential today, essential tomorrow. 
Angola is not only a key market for today—we have recognised proven reserves of 364 million barrels of oil equivalent in 31 fields in West and North Africa, 26 of which are in Angola. These significant untapped fields make Angola an essential market for our international growth in the years to come.

The Angolan continental shelf is a frontier region for us. Floating production, storage and offloading operations (FPSO) units are used in the producing fields where we are partners. We also hold stakes in blocks 15, 17 and 31 in the Congo basin

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How to find us in Angola

Our activites in Angola

Angola licence map

Equinor in Angola

Block 17
One of the first deep-offshore blocks to be licensed in Angola. Production from four FPSOs. Operator: Total

Block 15
Production from four FPSOs. Operator: Esso Angola

Block 31
Production from one FPSO. Operator: BP

Equinor is a partner in eight Angolan offshore producing fields in the Congo basin on the Angolan continental shelf totaling an equity production of around 150,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day. 

A partnership for mutual development

Image from the drillship Stena Carron working offshore of Angola

When Norway struck oil in the 1970s its oil and gas industry had catching up to do. International companies were invited to set up joint ventures and agreements to help the industry develop — and now look where we are today. The same approach can apply to Angola where the combination of collaboration with local partners and investment in the local area can develop the Angolan industry and knowledge pool more rapidly.  

Equinor believes in being a proactive force for growth in the communities where we operate. We are responsible neighbours and want to go beyond business transactions and put purpose in what we do. In Angola Equinor is focused on activities ranging from technology and research development to public health and infrastructure.

Equinor is cooperating with the Angolan state oil company Sonangol, mainly on technology, exploration and technical support. We are sharing decades worth of oil and gas expertise with a key partner that will benefit us both, in the fields where we collaborate but also ensure the development of local expertise for the long-term.

One example of how we support educational efforts is the Angola Norway Tanzania Higher Education Initiative (ANTHEI), a partnership between universities in Angola, Norway and Tanzania. The goal is to increase the capacity and expertise in geoscience and petroleum engineering through the establishment of MSc and PhD programmes in Angola and Tanzania. We are an active participant in the programme and provides financial and in-kind support. Equinor is currently supporting 15 Angolan students, with 20 having already completed their higher education.

When we are not drilling wells for oil and gas kilometres offshore, we like to support drilling closer to our host communities for water wells. This is part of Equinor’s effort to be involved in initiatives that go beyond oil and gas in Angola. These initiatives include HIV/AIDS programmes, development of infrastructure and rural teacher training programmes.

While Angola is currently recovering from a long civil war, deadly land mines left over from the conflict can be found across the country. We support the Norwegian People’s Aid’s demining work clearing mines across the country from 1998 to 2014. In total 394,655 square metres of land was covered by Equinor.