US group Anadarko Petroleum finds more natural gas in Mozambique

18 April 2013

Anadarko Moçambique Área-1 Limitada, a subsidiary of US oil group Anadarko Petroleum and operator of the Area 1 block of the Rovuma basin, in Mozambique, has found more natural gas in the block, according to a statement from the Mozambican National Oil Institute.

The discovery was made at the Orca 1 test well drilled out at sea by the Belford Dolphin survey ship, which drilled to a total depth of 4,966 metres and found 58 metres of gas in sand.

“After conclusion of this well, drilling will continue by drilling the Linguado and Espada wells, followed by a further two test weeks to establish the size of the Orca field,” the statement said cited by Mozambican daily newspaper Notícias.

The concession-holders for area 1 are Anadarko Moçambique Area-1, with 36.5 percent, Mozambican state oil and gas company Empresa Nacional de Hidrocarbonetos (15 percent), Japan’s Mitsui (20 percent), Videocon and Barat Petroleum of India (with 10 percent each) and Thailand’s PTT (8.5 percent). (macauhub)