Anadarko Petroleum drilled dry Wednesday at its  Kifaru-1 well in onshore Mozambique.

The well, located in the Rovuman block in Northern Mozambique, was drilled to a final total depth of 10,170 feet in Eocene age rocks.

Kifaru-1 encountered all targeted zones in the Miocene, Oligocene and Eocene formations but failed to find an economic reservoir.

The well will be plugged and abandoned.

With the drilling of Kifaru-1 to its final total depth the consortium, led by Anadarko, has satisfied all of its drilling obligations under the terms of the exploration and production concession contract for the Rovuma block .

Texas-based Anadarko holds a 35.7 percent stake in the project.

France-based Maurel & Prom holds a 27.1 percent stake,  Mozambique’s state owned ENH holds a 15 percent stake, Alberta-based  Wenthworth Resources holds a 11.59 percent stake,and Thailand-based PTTEP holds a 10 percent stake. 

“Whilst the results from this well did not meet our expectations, we are working with Anadarko and our partners to evaluate all data collected to determine the next steps in the exploration phase of the onshore Rovuma block,” Wentworth Resources managing director Geoff Bury said.


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