Solo Oil provided an update on the progress of the Ntorya-2 appraisal well in the Ruvuma Basin, Tanzania, operated by Aminex plc, Oil Voice informed.

The vertical Ntorya-2 appraisal well was spudded late December 2016 and has a planned total depth of 2,860 meters. Early January, the 17-inch hole section was cased and cemented to a depth of 1,326 metres. The well is currently drilling in the 12-inch hole section and is planned to reach a depth of 2,095 meters. Then, it will be cased and cemented, 4-traders reported.

The company added that an eight section is planned through the target Cretaceous formation to an estimated total depth of 2,860 meters. Subsequently, a 7 cemented liner is expected to be set and a detailed analysis of the well data conducted prior to potential testing.

This well is targeting the same sandstone channel complex as the Ntorya-1 discovery, which flow-tested gas at 20mcf/d, with 139 barrels of associated condensate, from a 3.5-meter sandstone interval.

Solo Oil has a 25% non-operating interest in the well.