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BP Wins Presalt Oil Block 19 in Angola, Sonangol Says

December 20, 2011

Dec. 20 (Bloomberg) -- BP Plc won the right to operate the presalt oil block 19 in Angola, Manuel Vicente, chairman of Sonangol, Angola’s state-owned oil company, told reporters in Luanda today.

BP will be partnered by Sonangol P&P and China Sonangol International Ltd, he said.

Cobalt International Energy Inc. won presalt block 20 and will be partnered by BP, Sonangol P&P and China Sonangol, he said.

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