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Partners Hit Gas Onshore Mozambique

Posted on : Friday, 2nd January 2015


Drilling of the Tembo-1 well on Mozambique’s Onshore Rovuma Concession has resulted in a natural gas discovery for Anadarko Petroleum (operator) and Wentworth Resources. The discovery was made in Cretaceous-aged sands.
The Tembo-1 was drilled to a total depth of 4,553 meters and reached TD in Jurassic-aged sediments. Petrophysical analysis of the Cretaceous section indicates 11 meters of natural gas net pay. Natural gas and some condensate were recovered by modular formation dynamics testing (MDT) confirming the petrophysical analysis.
According to Wentworth the partners are not planning any further evaluation of the Tembo at this time, but will assess all the data recovered from this well to determine the potential commerciality of this discovery.
The well has been plugged and abandoned and the drilling rig is now being mobilized to the Kifaru-1 well location. It is expected that the Kifaru-1 well, which is approximately 10 km south of Wentworth’s Mnazi Bay Concession in Tanzania, will spud in Q1 2015. This well is targeting Miocene sands, similar to the reservoirs in the Mnazi Bay and Msimbati gas fields, as well as Eocene and Cretaceous sands.
Bob McBean, Executive Chairman, commented, “The Tembo-1 well was an exciting well and has provided additional information about the Rovuma basin. We look forward to our continued exploration in the Onshore Rovuma Block with the spudding of the Kifaru-1 well. With our imminent gas production in southern Tanzania on track, 2015 should be a transformational year for Wentworth.

Source : petroleum africa
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