Anadarko Petroleum announced that the Barquentine-2 appraisal well has hit gas pay in Mozambique’s Offshore Area 1 of the Rovuma Basin.
The well encountered more than 230 net feet (70 meters) of natural gas pay in high-quality Oligocene-age reservoirs. Drilled by the Belford Dolphin drillship, Barquentine-2 appraisal well reached a total depth of 13,500 feet (4,100 meters) in about 5,400 feet (1,646 meters) of water. The two wells, Barquentine-1 and Barquentine-2, have indicated that the Oligocene reservoirs are in static pressure communication between the two wells. The Windjammer, Barquentine and Lagosta complex is estimated to contain 6 Tcf of recoverable natural gas resources.
The consortium also awarded contracts for pre-FEED work (to KBR and Technip) for a prospective LNG plant. The drillship will now mobilize to the south to drill the Camarao exploration well, which also will serve as an appraisal to the Windjammer discovery.
Anadarko operates Area 1 with 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%). Empresa Nacional de Hidrocarbonetos 15% interest is carried through the exploration phase.
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