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Angola’s oil and gas industry and companies

Diamantino Pedro AZEVEDO

MINISTER OF MINERAL RESOURCES, PETROLEUM AND GAS

This new dynamism is the result of the restructuring of the Angolan oil sector.
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Angola’s oil and gas industry in figures

Oil reserves7.8 billion barrels

Oil production1.15 million bopd

Gas reserves301 bcm

Annual gas production11.3 bcm

Angola's oil and gas industry: Africa's Rising Giant

Angola’s oil and gas industry has grown significantly, with the country now one of the top oil producers on the African continent. The sector is governed by the National Oil, Gas and Biofuels Agency (ANPG), which handles handing out concessions and regulating policy related to Angola’s upstream activities. The state-owned enterprise Sonangol and its subsidiaries have been the main driver behind the nation’s E&P activities and have ramped up exploration activities to replace the country’s depleting reserves.

The country is developing its refining capacity, which traditionally only represented around 20% of the country’s consumption. The downstream sector is undergoing a massive transformation, with large developments to increase production of oil refined products underway.

The country, which is a member of OPEC, has repeatedly reformed its policies with a focus on attracting foreign investment to unlock its massive energy potential. “To increase efficiency and strengthen the oil activity, we are implementing several measures in such a way as to create conditions and an environment able to capture new investment that seeks to contribute to the increase of reserves and the production of oil and gas, and consequently bring more value to the Angolan State and to its involved partners,” Angolan Minister of Mineral Resources, Petroleum and Gas Diamantino Pedro Azevedo told The Energy Year.

Angola’s oil and gas companies content

An expanding Angolan health insurance provider TEY_-Jose-AGUIAR-NETO
Interview
Angola - May 28, 2024

José Aguiar Neto of Unisaúde talks about the company’s role in Angola’s oil and gas sector.

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A fruitful partnership between Angola and Saudi Arabia TEY_Mohamed-SIYAME
Interview
Angola - May 23, 2024

Mohamed Siyame of CCIAAS talks about the opportunities for investment between Angola and Saudi Arabia.

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Saipem wins work for $3.7 billion in Angola’s Kaminho project
NEWS
Angola - May 21, 2024

Saipem has been awarded contracts worth $3.7 billion by TotalEnergies for work in the Kaminho project in Angola.

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TotalEnergies launches Kaminho project in Angola
NEWS
Angola - May 21, 2024

TotalEnergies has reached a FID on the Kaminho deepwater project in Angola.

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Local expertise and international standards
Interview
Angola - May 21, 2024

Ivan De Sousa of Menshen talks about the role the company plays in Angola's digital services landscape.

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Angola’s Azule Energy awards Saipem $850-million contract
NEWS
Angola - May 17, 2024

Saipem has been awarded a USD 850-million contract for subsea works in Angola by local BP-Eni joint venture Azule Energy.

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Angola merges oil and mining ministries
NEWS
Angola - October 03, 2017

Newly-inaugurated Angolan President João Lourenço has combined the portfolios for mining and hydrocarbons in his new Cabinet picks, international media reported…

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Sonangol appoints new board members
NEWS
Angola - September 29, 2017

Sonangol appointed three new board members as part of its ongoing restructuring, the NOC announced Friday.

Former ExxonMobil executive Ivan Sa de Almeida will focus…

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Puma to be listed
NEWS
Angola - September 15, 2017

Puma Energy will likely be listed within five years, CFO Christophe Salmon told the media Thursday.
The company needs to improve its financial reporting and bring…

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Angola LNG inks deal with RWE
NEWS
Angola - September 12, 2017

Angola LNG announced an LNG sales agreement with RWE Supply & Trading on Monday. 

A week earlier, Angola LNG secured a sale contract with Vitol. The details of both…

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Total to buy Maersk Oil
NEWS
Multinational - August 21, 2017

Total will purchase Maersk Oil, the E&P arm of A.P. Møller-Mærsk, for USD 7.45 billion, the French super-major announced on Monday.

Total will take on USD 2.5…

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BP exits Angola block
NEWS
Angola - June 30, 2017

BP has decided to let go of its 50% shareholding in Block 24/11 offshore Angola, the company announced on Friday.

According to BP, the asset was deemed not…

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