Solo Oil Plc has confirmed that the Ntorya-2 appraisal well in the Ruvuma Basin, Tanzania, has now spudded as expected
Solo confirmed that Ntorya-2 appraisal well, Tanzania has now spudded as expected. Neil Ritson, Solo's Chairman commented, "We are delighted to have confirmation of the start of drilling at the Ntorya-2 appraisal well in the Ruvuma Basin. This low risk step-out from the discovery well is anticipated to provide significant encouragement for the development of the field and the results are eagerly awaited."
The Ntorya-2 well is being drilled to an estimated total depth of 2,860 metres, targeting the same sandstone channel complex found at the Ntorya-1 well. Ntorya-2 is 1.5 km from the Ntorya-1 discovery which flowed gas and condensate on test in 2012.
Solo Oil Plc has a 25 per cent non-operating interest in the well, operated by Aminex Plc. The initial results from Ntorya-2 are expected in early 2017.