Africa in Perspective: Mozambique basin may have bright future under new geological interpretations

In this article we present a new perspective on the geology and petroleum prospectivity of the Mozambique basin. It is a synthesis of an open report1 recently prepared by ENH-ECL which includes a modern view of continental break-up and basin evolution and an assessment of information derived from exploration the last 14 years. The Mozambique basin occupies the broad coastal plain and continental shelf of southern Mozambique. It covers 500,000 sq km out to the 2,000 m isobath, of which 275,000 sq km are onshore. A total of 72 wells (49 exploration, 23 appraisal) have been drilled in the basin since the early 1950s. Blocks covering part of the offshore Zambezi Delta were offered in the firs...

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