Anadarko made its fourth natural gas discovery in the Rovuma Basin, offshore Mozambique. The Tubarao discovery well encountered more than 110 net feet (34 meters) of natural gas pay and no water in a high-quality Eocene-age reservoir that is separate and distinct from the hydrocarbon accumulations in Anadarko’s three previous discoveries in the Rovuma Basin.
The discovery well was drilled to a total depth of about 13,900 feet (4,237 meters) in water depths of about 2,950 feet (899 meters), approximately 18 miles (29 kilometers) off the Mozambique coast. The consortium plans to preserve the wellbore at Tubaro for potential utilization in future testing.
Once operations are complete, the partnership plans to mobilize the rig to the Windjammer discovery, nearly 26 miles (42 kilometers) northeast of Tubarao, to begin a coring program followed by appraisal drilling in the Windjammer, Barquentine, Lagosta complex. Anadarko operates the basin, holding a 36.5% working interest. Co-owners in the area are Mitsui E&P Mozambique Area 1, Limited (20%), BPRL Ventures Mozambique B.V. (10%), Videocon Mozambique Rovuma 1 Limited (10%) and Cove Energy Mozambique Rovuma Offshore, Ltd. (8.5%).
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