BP Angola has announced that the Grande Plutonio production field, located in Block 18 in Angola’s offshore, reached a new production milestone of 500m barrels of oil, Macauhub reported.

The field, with an estimated gross production of 160,000b/d, is shared equally by Sonangol Sinopec International and BP Angola, informed Ecofin Agency.

The Grande Plutonio (Great Plutonium) field, which became operational in October 2007, is 310 meters long, has a storage capacity of 1.77m barrels, 24 production wells, 22 active water and three gas injection wells and an installed production capacity of 144,000b/d of oil.

Grande Plutonio was the first field operated by BP in Angola and consists of five distinct fields discovered between 1999 and 2001. This fields are Gálio, Crómio, Paládio, Plutónio, and Cobalto.

BP Angola has interests in eight blocks in deep and ultra-deep waters and is one of the largest international investors in Angola, with more than $29b invested by the end of 2015. That same year, total net production from main fields was 221,000b/d.