The new digits exceed pre-drill estimates. Eni says that the recent discovery will turn the Rovuma Basin into a world-class natural gas provider. "The well will be drilled to reach an expected total depth of around 5000 meters. After completion of drilling and testing activities, the rig will move to drill the second commitment well, Mamba North 1."
The exploration success in Mozambique expands the leadership of Eni in Africa by opening a new eastern front of activities.
Eni is the operator of Offshore Area 4 with a 70-percent participating interest. Co-owners in the area are Galp Energia (10 percent), KOGAS (10 percent) and ENH (10 percent, carried through the exploration phase).