Statoil makes seventh gas find offshore Tanzania

gas-tanzaniaThe Giligiliani-1 discovery is located in the western side of Block 2 at a water depth of 2,500 metres. (Image source: US Department of Energy/Wikimedia Commons)Norwegian oil firm Statoil has made its seventh gas discovery offshore Block 2 in Tanzania

The latest discovery in the Giligiliani-1 well has amounted to 33.9bn cu/m, bringing the total gas volumes discovered in the region to 594.6bn cu/m, it said.

Nick Maden, senior vice-president for Statoil’s exploration activities in Western Hemisphere, said, “This discovery has proven the gas play extends into the western part of Block 2, which opens additional prospects. Our success rate in Tanzania has been high and opening up a new area will be key to continuing our successful multi-well programme.”

The rig ‘Discoverer Americas’ will now drill the Kungamanga prospect located in the central part of the offshore block.

According to Statoil, Giligiliani-1 discovery is succeeded by the five high-impact gas discoveries namely Zafarani-1, Lavani-1, Tangawizi-1, Mronge-1 and Piri-1 and Lavani-2.

Statoil operates the licence on Block 2 on behalf of Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation (TPDC) and has a 65 per cent working interest. ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Tanzania Limited holds the remaining 35 per cent.


Statoil and ExxonMobil find gas offshore Tanzania


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