East Africa and US-focused independent oil firm Aminex announced Wednesday that its Ntorya-1 exploration well in the Ruvuma Basin, onshore Tanzania, has encountered strong gas shows in good-quality reservoir sand after having drilled to a depth of 9,020 feet (2,750 meters).
The reservoir sand was encountered at a depth of 8,725 feet (2,660 meters).
A logging program will begin shortly to evaluate the new section drilled below 8,200 feet (2,500 meters) and a further update will be provided after the logging program has been completed.
The Ntorya-1 well is designed to test the high-quality Basal Tertiary and Upper Cretaceous sands previously encountered in the Likonde-1 well, 9 miles (14 kilometers) to the north.
Participants in the deepening of the well below 8,200 feet include operator Ndovu Resources (Aminex), with 75 percent, and Solo Oil (25 percent).