The next 3 wells are all in the remote far east of the country. It was such a long way to send a drilling rig and it was difficult terrain so it was not really an economical proposition to drill a single well as the cost of an individual well would have been excessive in comparison to the others we have drilled. The area of Bogande is dry and dusty and drilling rigs rarely go there as success can be limited. Therefore it was decided to wait until we had enough money to do 3 wells in the area. Great crowds of people turned up for the well blessing ceremony, I think they were just amazed that they had a well.
The well at Dapani is number 16 and the deepest one so far.