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Tue, 18 Jun 2019 13:24 - Updated Tue, 18 Jun 2019 13:24

BP reduces polluting gases emission in oil exploitation

Luanda - The multinational oil and gas firm British Petroleum (BP) Angola reduced its emission and burning of polluting gases from 60 million to 4 million cubic feet, making the company’s activity less harmful to the environment.

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Hélder Silva, director-general of BP Angola -file.

Photo: Clemente dos Santos

Pedro Godinho, chairman of the American Trade Chamber in Angola (AmCham-Angola) - file.

Photo: Gaspar dos Santos

The information was disclosed to the press by the director –general of BP Angola, Hélder Silva, at the end of the forum on Trends of the “Energetic Market”.

According to the BP official, the firm carried out a very detailed work to drop the emission and burning of polluting gases, which enables it to significantly reduce the levels of environmental pollution.

In the meantime, the firm’s manager explained that BP is due to kick off the exploitation of the Platina oil field well in the middle of 2020 to begin production in 2021.

Platina oil field, with four wells for exploitation, foresees to produce 44 million of barrels per year.

BP’s current output is of 130,000 barrels of oil per day, representing 10 percent of the country’s overall production.

Present in the Angolan market for over 25 years, BP has invested roughly USD 30 billion in several oil projects.

The firm employs around 774 workers being 88 percent of them native people.

The forum sponsored by BP aimed at aiding operators of the oil sector to learn the main trends of the energy market as well as the global political and technological transformations in a time of growing uncertainty and fast changes.

The forum was attended by members of the American Trade Chamber in Angola (AmCham-Angola) and representatives of the main oil firms in Angola.

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