Wentworth Drills New Exploration Well at Mnazi Bay, Tanzania
Wentworth Resources announced Friday that the onshore Ziwani-1 exploration well (Wentworth 52.225 percent) spud at 18:30 local time on Feb. 1, 2012. This is the first new well to be drilled in the Mnazi Bay concession area, in the Ruvuma Basin, Tanzania, since the MS-1X exploration well was drilled, logged and tested in 2007.
The details of the well are as follows:
- The fifth well to be drilled in the Mnazi Bay concession.
- Approximately eight miles (13 kilometers) to the west of the producing Mnazi Bay and Msimbati gas fields.
- Expected vertical target depth range is 5,900 to 8,200 feet (1,800 to 2,500 meters).
- Targeting Miocene and Oligocene sandstones, similar to the reservoirs of the Mnazi Bay and Msimbati gas fields
- Well operator is Maurel et Prom and drilling time is estimated to be 35 days.
- The well is the start of the 2012 Mnazi Bay work programme, which includes this exploration well, three existing work-over wells and one appraisal well or additional exploration well.
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