The well, drilled to a vertical depth of 1,569 m below the seabed by the West Hercules semisubmersible rig, encountered a 15-m oil column in a Triassic sandstone reservoir, Equinor said in a news release.
Power was restored the same day, but production has not yet resumed, the company said in a statement.
Norway's BW Offshore has won approval from Brazilian oil regulator ANP for the purchase of the Maromba oilfield, part of the Oslo-listed company’s plan to become an operator and not just a supplier of oil services, platforms and ships.
Husky, the operator and majority owner of the White Rose Field, said it expects production there to ramp up to about 20,000 barrels per day after the start-up.
Staatsolie would also consider listing some of its shares on the New York or London stock exchanges to help raise between $1 billion and $2 billion to develop its offshore drilling program, the company's CEO said.
The platform will take necessary time to reach full production in a safe and environmentally responsible manner, the company said in a statement.
Angola will showcase offshore blocks considered frontier in advance of upcoming licensing rounds during presentations set for Angola, Houston, London and Dubai in September.