Eni eyes more Mozambique wells

Mozambique moves: Caludio Descalzi-led Eni could sink more probes in southern part of Area 4

Italy’s Eni is mulling more wells in the southern part of a huge block off Mozambique after successfully appraising a gas discovery.

The major proved up a gas column of around 25 metres in good quality Paleocene reservoir sandstone at the Agulha 2 probe in the southern section of Area 4.

The appraisal well confirmed the southern extension of the find at the Agulha 1 well, located 12 kilometres to the north.

“Eni is considering further exploration drilling in the southern part of Area 4 after Agulha 2,” the company said on Thursday.

“Total resources discovered in Area 4 are estimated at approximately 85 Trillion cubic feet of gas in place.

Eni is operator of Area 4, holding a 50% interest in Eni East Africa, which itself has a 70% interest in the block. The other partner in Eni East Africa is China National Petroleum Corporation on 20%.

The other partners in the block are Portugal’s Galp Energia, South Korea’s Kogas and ENH, each on 10%.

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