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The company owns 11.59% net interest in the Tembo-1 well, which is being drilled with the Helmerich & Payne rig #243.

Operated by Anadarko, the well has planned total depth of 4,250m True Vertical Depth Sub Sea and is targeting mid-Cretaceous sands with secondary targets in the upper Jurassic.

The Tembo-1 drilling program is likely to take between 60 and 90 days to complete.

Wentworth Resources managing director Geoff Bury said that the Tembo-1 well will test Cretaceous and Jurassic sands in the onshore area of the Rovuma Basin in northern Mozambique, and is the first of two wells that the company will be participating in over the next six months at the concession.

"The Tembo prospect is one of the larger prospects (on pre-drill estimates) to be drilled to date in the onshore Rovuma Basin region of East Africa," Bury added.

"It is a high impact frontier well and, if successful, could add significant new oil or natural gas resources for Wentworth and open up an entirely new play fairway."

Two wells have been drilled till date in the Rovuma Onshore Concession including the Mocimboa-1 well, which encountered oil and natural gas shows in the Cretaceous.

Image: Drilling operations on the Tembo-1 well begins. Photo: Courtesy of suwatpo/FreeDigitalPhotos.net.