Ophir Energy makes Mkizi gas discovery

Jul 30, 2013 12:00 AM

Ophir Energy plc announces the successful results of the Mkizi-1 well in Block 1, Tanzania which has resulted in a new gas discovery. Ophir holds 40% of Blocks 1, 3 and 4. BG Group operates with 60%.

Successful Mkizi-1 well

The Mkizi-1 well was drilled by the Deepsea Metro I drillship and was located in 1,301m water depth, 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. Total net pay was 33m and reservoir quality was high with all three intervals exhibiting excellent porosities and permeabilities. Estimates for the mean recoverable resource from the discovery are in-line with Ophir's pre-drill expectations of 0.6 TCF.

The Deepsea Metro I drillship will now move on to drill two appraisal wells, including a drill stem test (DST), on the Pweza discovery in Block 4. This will be the first DST on the series of Block 4 discoveries, following on from the successful tests in Block 1 on Mzia and Jodari.

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