Ntorya-2 appraisal well, Tanzania now spudded

Songo Songo Gas PlantThe Songo Songo gas plant in Tanzania shows the signs of the exploration projects in the country. (Image source: Iain Cameron/Commons)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. 

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