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São Tomé and Príncipe 

Galp has been in São Tomé and Príncipe since 2015 through the acquisition of a 45% interest in Block 6, where the Company is the operator. In 2016, Galp expanded its interest with the acquisition of a 20% stake in blocks 5, 11 and 12.

In 2015, Galp reached an agreement with the Government of São Tomé and Príncipe and Kosmos Energy for the award of Block 6, offshore São Tomé and Príncipe. Block 6 is located in the country’s Exclusive Economic Zone in water depths of up to 2,500 m and covers an area of 5,024 km2.

Galp is the operator in Block 6, with a 45% stake, together with Kosmos Energy and the National Petroleum Agency (ANP), on behalf of the government, with a 45% and 10% stake, respectively.

The Block 6 is located in an underexplored area but with high potential, as it is close to proven oil provinces.


In November 2016, a Galp acquired a 20% participation in blocks 5, 11 and 12 to Kosmos Energy (Kosmos), which is the operator of those areas.

In block 5, the consortium also includes Kosmos, with a stake of 45%, together with Equator, with 20%, and ANP, with 15%. In block 11, Kosmos operates with a participating interest of 65%, with ANP holding the remaining 15%. Concerning block 12, Kosmos holds 45% while Equator and ANP hold, respectively, 22.5% e 12.5%.

In 2017, 3D seismic acquisition started covering all blocks in an area of 16 mil km2.


Last update: 05 Apr 2017

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