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Anadarko strikes out at Rovuma onshore well in Mozambique

24th February 2015

The Kifaru-1 well in the Anadarko-led Onshore Rovuma Block has been drilled to a final total depth of 3,100 metres in Eocene age rocks but has failed to find commercial levels of hydrocarbons

The Kifaru-1 well in the Anadarko-led Onshore Rovuma Block has been drilled to a final total depth of 3,100 metres in Eocene age rocks but has failed to find commercial levels of hydrocarbons
The well has been plugged and abandoned

The well encountered all targeted zones in the Miocene, Oligocene and Eocene formations but failed to find an economic reservoir and as a result the well has been plugged and abandoned, according to joint venture partner Wentworth Resources.

With the drilling of Kifaru-1 to the final total depth, the consortium led by Anadarko has satisfied all of its drilling obligations under the terms of the Exploration and Production Concession Contract for the Onshore Rovuma Block in Northern Mozambique.

"Whilst 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.

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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