Ophir Energy announces gas discovery in Tanzania

Offshore-rig-arbyreedOphir Energy will drill a well in a water depth of 1,379 metres to a total depth of 3,969 metres. (Image source: arbyreed)Oil and gas exploration company Ophir Energy has announced the Kamba-1 discovery and further details on its drilling programme in Tanzania

The Kamba-1 well in Block 4 has led to gas discoveries of 1.03TCF in the Kamba and Fulusi prospects, stated Ophir Energy. 

The well was drilled by the Deepsea Metro 1 drillship in a water depth of 1,379 metres to a total depth of 3,969 metres with the twin objectives of intersecting the Paleocene-aged Fulusi prospect, added the company. 

CEO Nick Cooper commented, "The Kamba discovery has now confirmed sufficient aggregate resource in Block 4 to supply one 5MMTPA train of LNG. In combination with the discovered resource in Block 1, the Block 1 and 4 Joint Venture is now close to the threshold resource volumes for three 5MMTPA LNG trains."

“Ophir is the most active explorer in Tanzania in 2014 and the drilling programme continues with the first of two operated exploration wells in the East Pande and then the Block 7 PSCs. We are also pleased to re-assume operatorship of Block 3 to explore the potential of further upside,” added Cooper.


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