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Start-up and Equipment challenges delay completion of Tembo-1 well in Mozambique

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Wentworth resources has reported a 45 day delay in its drilling operations on the Tembo-1 exploration well in the Rovuma Onshore Concession encountered start-up and equipment challenges.

The company says the well which is situated in the Rovuma Onshore Concession in Northern Mozambique commenced operations on June 19, 2014 encountered start-up and equipment challenges.

Wentworth says it plans to update shareholders on the drilling results once drilling operations are complete with the operations timeline earlier set at between 60 and 90 days to complete.

Wentworth has an 11.59 percent net interest in the Tembo-1 well which is being operated by Anadarko and drilled with the Helmerich & Payne rig #243.

Tembo-1 will be the third well drilled in the Rovuma onshore Concession following the Mocimboa-1 well, which encountered oil and natural gas shows in the Cretaceous and is located approximately 17 kilometers to the northeast of the Tembo-1 well.

Following completion of drilling the Tembo-1 exploration well, plan to mobilize the drilling rig to the second well, Kifaru-1, located in the northern section of the Onshore Rovuma Block, adjacent to and 12 kilometers south of the Company’s Mnazi Bay Concession in Tanzania.

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