Wentworth Resources to commence drilling in Rovuma block

onshore octWentworth Resources has the option to drill a third exploration well in the Rovuma Onshore Block in Mozambique. (Image source: Roy Luck/Flickr) Wentworth Resources has said that it will begin the Rovuma Onshore two-well exploratory oil and gas drilling programme in Mozambique in Q2 2014

According to a statement by the energy company, Wentworth Resources also has the option to drill a third exploration well in the area.

The Rovuma Onshore Block is a 13,494 sq km area in the Rovuma Basin in north eastern Mozambique. The block is adjacent to Wentworth Resources’ Mnazi Bay Concession. In 2005, Wentworth Resources along with oil major Anadarko Petroleum, won an exploration license in this block.

Wentworth Resources said the potential oil play within the Tembo prospect in the license is 1,205mn stock barrels. The Tembo prospect is the first one that Wentworth Resources will drill in Mozambique.

In Tanzania, Wentworth Resources said it is negotiating with its partners — Maurel et Prom and Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation — in the Mnazi Bay Concession for commercial sales of gas.

The Mnazi Bay Concession covers a 756 sq km area in south-eastern Tanzania, bordering Mozambique. In 2005, Wentworth Resources re-entered a shut-in well and drilled two appraisal wells and one exploration well in this area. Wentworth Resources has two gas plants in the region, with about 18.03bn cubic metres of prospective gas resources.

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