Eni strikes gas offshore Mozambican well

offshore mozambique-jim sneddon flickrAgulha-2 was drilled to 5,645 metres by the Saipem 10000 (UDW drillship) in 2,603 metres of water. (Image source: Jim Sneddon/Flickr)Eni has announced that it has hit gas yet again in its Agulha discovery in Mozambique

The Italina explorer said that the Agulha-2, the twelfth well drilled in Area 4, confirmed the southern extension of the gas field.

State-controlled Eni holds a 50 per cent stake in the gas-rich Area 4 field in the east African country.

The other interest holders include CNPC with a 20 per cent interest and GalpEnergia, KOGAS and ENH with a 10 per cent interest each.

Area 4 contains reserves of around 2.4 trillion cubic metres and is part of the wider Rovuma Basin that holds more than 4.24 trillion cubic metres, Eni said.

Company sources said that it is now considering drilling more exploration wells in the southern part of Area 4 after Agulha-2.

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