Kinganga Nyanya 1 (KNY-1) in the Nganzi Block

SOCO Exploration & Production – DRC SPRL has reached total depth on the wildcat exploration well Kinganga Nyanya 1 (KNY-1) in the Nganzi Block, onshore the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The well was drilled to 1,164 meters measured depth.

The well drilled good source rock shales in the middle and Lower Bucomazi, interbedded with Lower Bucomazi sands. It also encountered the target Lucula formation sands although these were not ydrocarbon bearing. There were oil shows in the Lower Bucomazi and the Chela formations. Log analysis indicated oil pay in the secondary target Chela formation sands. Although the well bore was not ideally situated to encounter the thickest part of the Chela sands, an abbreviated test was carried out to determine the reservoir characteristic. On test the sands were found to be tight. The data will be incorporated into the area evaluation to determine if there is a possibility of a commercial accumulation of hydrocarbons updip of the current well.