Sonangol and Orlean created a logistic solution for the Angolan oil and gas industry.

Sonils Luanda Oil Service Center:
a perfect example of a succesful Public and private project.


Sonangol — Sociedade Nacional de Combustíveis de Angola, E.P. — is the sole concessionaire for exploration of oil and gas exploration on the subsoil and continental shelf of Angola, and is responsible for the exploration, production, manufacturing, transportation and marketing of hydrocarbons in Angola. We operate in an efficient safe and transparent manner, and are committed to environmental protection. Our purpose is to promote the harmonious development of the country and reinforce sustainable use of hydrocarbon resources.

Sonangol’s activities include exploration, development, marketing, production, transportation and refining of hydrocarbons and its derivatives. Those activities can be performed independently or in association with other companies — national or foreign. In addition, Sonangol assumes, in full, its role as a public company whose achievements should flow directly in favor of sustainable development of its country.


Sonangol’s long term vision in foreseeing the country needs to develop a base to support the offshore industry led to the creation of an incredible success story: the Luanda oil service center – Sonangol / Orlean JV

Sonils started with a humble 72 meters of quayside and 30,000 m2 off storage area.

Today, the logistic center has grown to an astonishing 2 kilometres of quayside and 2,300,000 m2 of storage and technology area that supports the Angolan offshore oil and gas industry.

In twenty years, Sonils has developed from Sonangol’s visionary concept to Angola’s largest oil and gas logistic support centers.