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A Shell employee at work at the Agbada II flow station in the Delta Region of Nigeria on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2005. Staff was evacuated from two oil installations operated by Royal Dutch Shell in southern Nigeria and troop levels were boosted in the often unstable area by the military after a fatal riverboat attack on a dozen village elders, according to local officials on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2007. Oil traded at $100 a barrel for the first time on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2007 on violence in Nigeria and supply disruptions in Mexico. Image by Paul Taggart

The executive director of the Angolan Geophysical Association (ASGA) Alberto Jaime of Carvalho defended on Tuesday in Luanda the creation of more sustainable models to stabilize oil production, considering it as one of the main challenges of deepwater exploration and prospecting in the country.

The official was speaking at the opening act of the First EAGE/ASGA Workshop on Petroleum Exploration under the theme “Challenges and Solutions for Deep Water Exploration in Angola”, pointing out that other challenges include improving the image of reservoirs and pre-salt segments, and other technologies that must be considered to create a clearer image that reflects the real geology of the pre-salt segments.

He stressed that despite the natural decline affecting the sector, it is necessary to create other more efficient ways to increase production in other fields.

According to him, there are some ideas that lead us to reflect seriously on the future, not only in terms of exploration concepts, it is also needed to understand what failed in terms of pre-salt exploration in Angola.

The First EAGE/ASGA Workshop aims at reflecting on the challenges of oil exploration, especially in relation to new exploration concepts that may emerge from some failures that hit the country during this period of production exploration and development in Angola.

The two-day event counts on the participation of professionals of all oil companies operating in Angola. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/


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