This excerpt taken from the BP 6-K filed Mar 3, 2009.
SEVENTEENTH OIL DISCOVERY IN THE ULTRA-DEEP
Sonangol, Sociedade Nacional
de Combustíveis de Angola and BP Exploration (Angola) Limited today announced the
Leda oil discovery in ultra-deepwater Block 31, offshore Angola. This is the seventeenth
discovery made by BP in Block 31 and is located in the central northern portion of Block
31, some 415
kilometres north west of Luanda and
about 12 kilometres to the
south-west of the Marte field.
Sonangol is the concessionaire of Block 31. BP Exploration (Angola) Limited as operator holds 26.67 per cent. The other interest owners in Block 31 are Esso Exploration and Production Angola (Block 31) Limited (25 per cent), Sonangol P&P (20 per cent), Statoil Angola A.S. (a subsidiary of StatoilHydro ASA) (13.33 per cent), Marathon International Petroleum Angola Block 31 Limited (10 per cent) and TEPA (BLOCK 31) Limited, (a subsidiary of the Total Group) (5 per cent).