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Mozambique Oil & Gas: Country Onshore a No-Go for Anadarko and Partners

Texas-based Anadarko has cleared this portion of forest in Mozambique for a new onshore drilling site.
Texas-based Anadarko has cleared this portion of forest in Mozambique for a new onshore drilling site.

Anadarko Petroleum was not as lucky onshore Mozambique as it has been offshore the East African country. The company and its partners on the Onshore Rovuma Block, Wentworth Resources, Maurelet Prom, ENH, and PTTEP struck out with the drilling of their Kifaru-1 well.

The Kifaru-1 well was drilled to a final total depth of 3,100 meters, encountering all targeted zones in the Miocene, Oligocene and Eocene formations but there was no pay encountered; as a result the well has been plugged and abandoned.

The drilling of the Kifaru-1 well satisfies all of the partners’ drilling obligations under the terms of the exploration contract for the Onshore Rovuma Block in Northern Mozambique.

“While the results from this well did not meet our expectations, we are working with Anadarko and our partners to evaluate all data collected to determine the next steps in the exploration phase of the onshore Rovuma block,” said Geoff Bury, Wentworth managing director.

Anadarko operates the with a 35.7% interest while Wentworth holds an 11.59% interest, Maurel et Prom 27.71%, ENH 15%, and PTTEP 10%.

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