Sasol makes natural gas discovery onshore Mozambique
South Africa’s Sasol has made a discovery of natural gas in the Bonito-1 exploration well in the PT5-C licence area onshore Mozambique, Mozambican regulator Instituto Nacional de Petroleo (INP) announced on April 28.
PT5-C is located in the southern part of Inhassoro district, Inhambane province and covers an area of about 3,142 km2 between the Pande and Temane fields. Concession holders are Sasol Mozambique PT5-C, which has a 70% participating interest, and Empresa Nacional de Hidrocarbonetos (ENH), with owns 30%.
Bonito-1 was drilled between March 25 and April 5 and reached a depth of 1,934 m in Lower Cretaceous sediments, and the discovery was confirmed through drill mud log readings, chromatographic data, electrical diagraphy and modular dynamic testing, INP said.
The Bonito-1 well is the second to be drilled in the PT5-C area and falls within the scope of the contractual obligations set out in the first exploration sub-period of the concession agreement for exploration and production for the PT5-C onshore area, which was signed in October 2018 under the 5th licensing round.
Sasol will proceed with assessment work on the deposit and its commercial viability, INP said.