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Wentworth Resources, the Oslo Stock Exchange and AIM listed independent, East Africa-focused oil & gas company, on Friday announced that drilling operations have commenced on the Tembo-1 well in the Rovuma Onshore Concession in northern Mozambique. Wentworth has an 11.59 percent net interest in this well which is being operated by Anadarko and drilled with the Helmerich & Payne rig #243.
The Tembo-1 well is targeting mid-Cretaceous sands with secondary targets in the upper Jurassic. Tembo-1 has a planned total depth of 4,250 meters True Vertical Depth Sub Sea and is expected to take between 60 and 90 days to complete. An update on drilling operations will be provided after drilling operations have been fully completed.
To date there have been two wells drilled in the Rovuma Onshore Concession including the Mocimboa-1 well, which encountered oil and natural gas shows in the Cretaceous and is located approx. 17 kms to the northeast of the Tembo-1 well.
Geoff Bury, Managing Director, commented:
‘The Tembo-1 well is designed to test Cretaceous and Jurassic sands in the onshore area of the Rovuma Basin in northern Mozambique, and is the first of two wells that Wentworth will be participating in over the next six months at the concession. The Tembo Prospect is one of the larger prospects (on pre-drill estimates) to be drilled to date in the onshore Rovuma Basin region of East Africa. It is a high impact frontier well and, if successful, could add significant new oil or natural gas resources for Wentworth and open up an entirely new play fairway.’