Angola’s National Agency of Petroleum, Gas and Biofuels (ANPG) presented its strategy for the exploration of hydrocarbons over 2020-2025 to national oil and gas principals on July 3.

The meeting was attended by the Minister of Mineral Resources, Oil and Gas, Diamantino Azevedo, flanked by the Secretary of State for Petroleum, José Barroso and the President of the Board of Directors of the National Oil and Gas Agency, Paulino Jerónimo. ANPG Administrators as well as MIREMPET and ANPG Directors were also present. The document was presented by the Exploration Director, Adriano Sebastião, assisted by Hermenegildo Gomes, also from the Exploration Department.

The event, the first of its kind, sought to find consensus in the search for the best way to explore hydrocarbons in the national territory in order to mitigate the current decline in production. The document also aims to expand the global knowledge of the country’s potential in terms of the occurrence of hydrocarbons along the interior basins (onshore) and the maritime platform (offshore).

After the discussions and the contributions of geoscientists were collected, the document will be sent to the Council of Ministers for appreciation and approval, and the importance of the event was agreed.


Source: Petroleum Africa