Tanzania gas discovery

Tanzania, gas, discovery, Chaza-1, Africa, Ophir, Norway, wellsThe partnership between Ophir and the UK’s BG made its third gas discovery with consecutive wells.

The partnership between Ophir and the UK’s BG made its third gas discovery with consecutive wells.

Chaza-1 found a high quality gas-bearing reservoir, Ophir said. The well was drilled 18 kilometres off the southern part of the coast in Block 1, in water 952m deep, while the two earlier wells, Pweza-1 and Chewa-1, were drilled in Block 4,200km to the north.

The drilling campaign was carried out by the new Deepsea Stavanger semi-submersible, which was completed last summer and entered service for Ophir in September. The rig, owned by Norway’s Odfjell Drilling, is a dynamically-positioned harsh-environment unit, capable of drilling in 3,000m of water.


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