Onshore oil prospecting begins in northern Mozambique

23 June 2014

Test drilling ahs begun at the Tembo-1 well, in the onshore concession in the Rovuma area of Mozambique’s northern Cabo Delgado province, Wentworth Resources said in a statement.

The company, which is part of the consortium in which US group Anadarko Petroleum is the operator, said that the test well would be drilled to a depth of 4,250 metres and would take between 60 and 90 days.

Two wells were drilled previously at the concession and one of them, Mocímboa-1, which is 17 kilometres from Tembo-1, had oil and natural gas.

The consortium involved in this concession as well as Wentworth Resources, with 11.59 percent also includes Anadarko Petroleum, France’s Maurel et Prom, Thai state company PTTEP and Mozambican state company Empresa Nacional de Hidrocarbonetos.

Initial estimates pointed to the concession containing 1.2 billion barrels of oil and 2.4 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. (macauhub/MZ)