BG Group said Monday its fourth Tanzanian gas discovery from the Jodari-1 exploration well located in Block 1 offshore southern Tanzania. Preliminary evaluation of the well results indicates gross recoverable resources are in the range of 2.5 to 4.4 trillion cubic feet (tcf) of gas.
The partnership of BG Group (60% and operator) and Ophir Energy plc (40%) have had exploration successes in all four wells so far drilled in Tanzania, with mean total gross recoverable resources currently estimated to be approaching some 7 tcf of gas.
Jodari-1 is located approximately 39 kilometres offshore southern Tanzania and in a water depth of 1150 metres. It is part of the current three-to-four well exploration programme, which also includes the acquisition of 2 500 square kilometres of 3D seismic data in Block 1.
The next target for drilling is the Mzia-1 location in Block 1, some 23 kilometres to the north of Jodari-1. The discoveries announced previously are Chaza-1 in Block 1, and the Chewa-1 and Pweza-1 discoveries in Block 4.