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Maersk Strikes Oil at Angola’s First Pre-Salt Deepwater Well

Maersk Oil, the Nordic region’s second-largest producer, reported the first discovery in Angola’s deep-sea pre-salt region.

The Azul-1 well in the Kwanza Basin was drilled to a depth of 5,334 meters (17,500 feet) and was found to have a potential capacity of more than 3,000 barrels a day, Copenhagen-based Maersk said today in a statement. Further appraisal work is needed, said Lars Nydahl Jorgensen, its head of exploration.