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    16 November, 2010
DNO drilling for oil
 
Maputo, 16 Nov (AIM) - The Norwegian oil and gas company DNO will begin this week to drill an exploratory well about 3,500 meters deep in the Inhaminga block, in the central Mozambican province of Sofala.

The drilling follows seismic surveys, and the company hopes that this time it will find oil.

DNO has been exploring for oil in Sofala since 2004. Between 2005 and 2008 wells were opened in Muanza and Dondo districts, but they both turned out to be dry, containing neither oil nor gas. According to the Director of the DNO in Mozambique, Jarl Aagedl, up to 2009 $32 million were invested in the exploration.

From the surveys in Inhaminga so far “the results we had were logical, and they indicate only the existence of gas, but what we want to know is whether or not there is also oil. To find out we need to drill a well”, said Aagedl, cited by the Beira daily “Diario de Mocambique”.

“After this work, we will know whether we have oil in commercially viable amounts”, he added

To this end, DNO has hired a specialized Chinese drilling company, Daching, which expects to complete the work within the next 38 days.

Last week Norwegian ambassador Tove Bruviuk Westberg and the governor of Sofala Province, Carvalho Muaria, visited the work on the Inhaminga block, and displayed optimism as to the outcome of the exploration.
 
 
  2 December, 2019  
 
AIDS related deaths fell 20 percent over five years
 
President Filipe Nyusi declared on 1 December in the northern city of Nampula that the number of deaths from HIV/AIDS in Mozambique fell by 20 per cent between 2014 and 2018.

 
  18 November, 2019  
 
President addresses Catholic Bishops
 
President Filipe Nyusi on 16 November challenged the Catholic Church to continue its commitment to achieving the social well-being of Mozambicans and indicated that dialogue should be one of the paths chosen.

 
  17 November, 2019  
 
New water system for Gorongosa inaugurated
 
More than 30,000 people will benefit from clean drinking water in Gorongosa town, in the central Mozambican province of Sofala, thanks to a new water supply system that President Filipe Nyusi inaugurated on 15 November.

 


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