East Africa-focused oil and gas group Cove Energy is celebrating further success at the Windjammer/Lagosta/Barquentine/Camarao ("WLBC") gas complex, offshore Mozambique, with its last appraisal well finding gas.
The AIM-listed company said that 525 net feet (160m) of natural gas pay was encountered in the Barquentine-4 delineation well, the ninth successful well in the Rovuma Basin Area 1 block.
This warrants a northern extension of the WLBC gas complex (to be named 'Prosperidade'), the group said.
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"The appraisal drilling programme has concluded with another success at Barquentine-4 which is an important delineation of the northern part of the Prosperidade gas area," said Chief Executive Officer John Craven.
"We can now look forward to new high impact exploration drilling in the northern section of the prolific Area 1 Rovuma Offshore block whilst at the same time continuing the well flow testing programme," he said.
Shares rose 0.7% to 213p in the opening minutes of Wednesday's session.
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