BG hits more gas off Tanzania

Deepsea-Metro-128 August 2013 – BG Group has hit more gas at a discovery off Tanzania as it readies another appraisal well and drill stem test.
The UK gas giant struck 20 metres of net pay at the Pweza-2 appraisal well on Block 4 just two kilometres from the Pweza discovery well.

Block partner Ophir Energy, which holds a 40% stake with BG on 60%, said the pay zone was of excellent reservoir quality and pressure communication with Pweza-1 was confirmed.

The find has firmed up the resource estimate at Pweza which stands at 1.7 trillion cubic feet of gross recoverable resources.

The Deepsea Metro 1 drillship is now to move onto the Pweza-3 appraisal well while a drill stem test is also planned on the discovery.

“These are to confirm reservoir deliverability from the cluster of Block 4 discoveries that will provide a second hub for the LNG development,” Ophir said.

“These activities are expected to be completed in early October.”
*Eoin O’Cinneide, Upstreamonline

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