Ophir Energy discovers gas offshore Tanzania

offshore tanzania-Berardo62 flickrThe estimates for the mean recoverable resource from the discovery is expectated to be 17bn cubic metres. (Image source: Berardo62/Flickr)Ophir Energy has announced that gas has been discovered at the Mkizi-1 well in Block 1, offshore Tanzania

The UK-listed and Africa-focused oil and gas company holds a 40 per cent stake in the East African country’s Blocks 1, 3 and 4. BG Group operates with 60 per cent interest.

The Mkizi-1 well was drilled by the Deepsea Metro I drillship at a depth of 1,301 metres between the Mzia and Jodari discoveries in Block 1. The well encountered gas pay in three reservoir intervals within a Tertiary-aged stacked channel complex, a company statement said. 

The total net pay was 33 metres and reservoir quality was high with all three intervals exhibiting excellent porosities and permeabilities. Estimates for the mean recoverable resource from the discovery is expected to be 17bn cubic metres.

Nick Cooper, chief executive officer of Ophir Energy, said, “The successful Mkizi-1 well is our ninth discovery in Tanzania, adding further resource to our existing discoveries in Block 1.

“Appraisal of Pweza discoveries will look to further underpin volumes in Block 4, which were upgraded with the recent success of the Ngisi drilling programme.”

 

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Ophir Energy and BG Group discover gas offshore Tanzania

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