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Anadarko spuds Kifaru-1 well Rovuma Onshore Concession in Mozambique

15th January 2015

Anadarko has commenced drilling operations on the Kifaru-1 exploration well in the Rovuma Onshore Concession in northern Mozambique

Anadarko has commenced drilling operations on the Kifaru-1 exploration well in the Rovuma Onshore Concession in northern Mozambique
The Kifaru-1 well has a planned total depth of 4,050-metres True Vertical Depth Sub Sea and, based on the current drilling programme, is expected to take approximately 70 days to complete

The Kifaru-1 exploration well is targeting Miocene sands, similar to the reservoirs in the Mnazi Bay and Msimbati gas fields in southern Tanzania, as well as Oligocene and Cretaceous sands.

The Kifaru-1 well has a planned total depth of 4,050-metres True Vertical Depth Sub Sea and, based on the current drilling programme, is expected to take approximately 70 days to complete.

"The Kifaru-1 exploration well is located just south of our discovered natural gas fields in the Mnazi Bay concession and adjacent to recent gas discoveries made offshore,” said Geoff Bury, Wentworth’s managing director.

“The Kifaru-1 well is testing a large structure which, if successful, could lead to further exploration activities in both of Wentworth's blocks in the Rovuma Basin.”

Wentworth holds an 11.59 per cent interest in the Rovuma Onshore licence which Anadarko operates the with a 35.7 per cent interest. Other junior partners include Maurel et Prom (27.71 per cent), ENH (15 per cent) and PTTEP (10 per cent).

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