Solo reports a further update on drilling at the Ntorya-1 discovery well in the Ruvuma Basin onshore in southern Tanzania.
On the 27 February 2012, Solo and Aminex reported that a gas discovery had been made in a 25 metre gross Cretaceous sand interval between 2,660 metres and 2,685 metres where a 3 metre net gas bearing pay zone in sandstones having 20% porosity at the top and a 16.5 metre thick lower sandstone interval with further possible gas pay had been logged.
A 7 inch liner has now been successfully run from the 9 5/8 inch casing at 1,535 metres to total depth of 2,750 metres and cemented in place. Drilling is now proceeding at 2,845 metres to investigate a prominent seismic event at approximately 3,000 metres. Oil shows were previously logged in the Likonde-1 well, drilled in 2010, and exploring this deeper target offers the possibility of finding liquid hydrocarbons.