Bowleven says that Moambe, the second well in a two exploration well programme, has been drilled to its planned total depth (TD) of 1,769 metres MD and wireline logging has been completed. Hydrocarbons were encountered in Paleocene (Tertiary) aged target reservoir intervals and detailed log evaluation is continuing.
Preparations are underway to test Moambe initially prior to moving back to the first well, Zingana, where further testing is currently planned. The extended well testing programme is designed to determine the productivity and connectivity of the shallower reservoir units which it is intended will provide the basis for the initial supply of gas for power generation. The evaluation of the deeper reservoir units is therefore expected to follow later.