Finance & Investing
News Services
Newsletters
Get free industry updates via email.
Daily News
Weekly News
Equipment Updates
Weekly Job Register
Monthly Event Guide
Our privacy
pledge.


advertisement

Anadarko Finds New Gas in Mozambique's Rovuma Basin

change text size
Anadarko Finds New Gas in Mozambique's Rovuma Basin

Super independent Anadarko Petroleum Corporation reported Thursday that it has discovered a new natural gas accumulation within Offshore Area 1 of the Rovuma Basin, offshore Mozambique. The Orca-1 discovery well encountered approximately 190 net feet of natural gas pay in a Paleocene fan system.

Meanwhile, Anadarko also reported that it found non-commercial oil shows in reservoir-quality sands at its Kubwa well in the L-07 Block, offshore Kenya.

"Discovering another large, distinct and separate natural gas accumulation in the Offshore Area 1 continues our outstanding exploration success offshore Mozambique," Anadarko Senior Vice President for Worldwide Exploration Bob Daniels said in a statement.

"We are designing an initial two-well appraisal program to define the areal extent of the Orca field, which will commence immediately after drilling our Linguado and Espadarte exploration wells. Orca is a single large Paleocene column, and its proximity to shore provides additional options and flexibility for potential future development."

Anadarko is the operator of Offshore Area 1 with a 36.5-percent working interest.

On the oil shows discovery at the Kubwa well, Daniels said the firm was very encouraged and that mud log and well-site evaluation of core data indicates the presence of working petroleum system.

"The Kubwa well tested multiple play concepts and provided useful data regarding the prospectivity of our six-million-acre position offshore Kenya. The rig will now mobilize south to drill the Kiboko well," Daniels added.

Anadarko also operates the L-07 Block and has a 50-percent working interest in it.

 



Have a news tip? Share it with Rigzone!
Email news@rigzone.com

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

Post a Comment Generated by readers, the comments included herein do not reflect the views and opinions of Rigzone. All comments are subject to editorial review. Off-topic, inappropriate or insulting comments will be removed.

Related Companies

More from this Author
Rigzone Staff
e-mail us at news@rigzone.com
 -  Shell Hits Gas in Pre-Salt Reservoir O... (Oct 22)
 -  BP Awards FEED Contracts for Tangguh E... (Oct 22)
 -  Nordic Energy Strengths its Board with... (Oct 22)
 -  Lakes Oil Bags 2 Offshore Exploration ... (Oct 21)
 -  Statoil Finds up to 80M Barrels of Oil... (Oct 21)
Most Popular Articles
From the Career Center
Jobs that may interest you
Deepwater Well Control SME
Expertise: Drilling Engineering, Petroleum Engineering
Location: Houston, TX
 
Formation Reservoir Solutions- Geophysicist - Consultant III
Expertise: Geophysicist
Location: Denver, CO
 
Integrity Data Specialist
Expertise: Software Specialist
Location: Houston, TX
 
search for more jobs