Statoil strikes gas again offshore Tanzania

Offshore staff

STAVANGER, Norway – Statoil and partner ExxonMobil have discovered more gas in block 2 offshore Tanzania.

The 4-6 tcf (113-170 bcm) in place in the Tangawizi-1 well lifts total volumes on the block to date to 15-17 tcf (425-481 bcm).

“We have so far completed five wells within 15 months and will continue with further wells later this year,” said Tim Dodson, executive vice president for exploration in Statoil. “Recoverable gas volumes in the range of 10-13 tcf [283-386 bcm] bring further robustness to a future decision on a potential LNG project.”

Tangawizi-1, drilled by the Ocean Rig Poseidon in 2,300 m (7,546 ft) water depth, encountered gas was in tertiary sandstone. The location is 10 km (6.2 mi) from the earlier Zafarani and Lavani finds.

There are further prospects on the block. Recently the partners acquired new 3D seismic data.

Statoil has allocated the drillship Discoverer Americas to East Africa to perform exploration drilling on its blocks off Tanzania and Mozambique (blocks 2 and 5).

Offshore Angola, the company has taken the drillship Stena Carron rig on a three-year contract for exploration drilling in presalt blocks 38 and 39 in the Kwanza basin, starting around the turn of this year. Estimated value of the contract is $700 million, and Statoil has two one-year extension options.

3/18/2013

Tangawizi-1 well

Related Articles

Maersk Interceptor starts drilling at Ivar Aasen

Jan 22, 2015

The jackup Maersk Interceptor has started a three-year development program on the Ivar Aasen field in the Norwegian North Sea.

Faroe lines up four wells offshore Norway

Jan 22, 2015

Faroe Petroleum has outlined its 2015 drilling schedule offshore Norway.

Caspian Driller nears start-up offshore Turkmenistan

Jan 22, 2015

Dragon Oil has issued a progress report on developments at the Cheleken Contract Area in the Turkmen sector of the Caspian Sea.

CIMC Raffles assembles first-ever Chinese arctic semisubmersible

Jan 22, 2015

CIMC Raffles has assembled the first-ever arctic semisubmersible drilling rig at its Yantai yard.

Lekoil revises Otakikpo oil reserves offshore Nigeria

Jan 21, 2015

Lekoil (AIM: LEK) has received an addendum to the Competent Persons Report on the Otakikpo marginal field by AGR TRACS International Ltd. 

Trending News

Shell’s Arctic exploration to begin in late July

Jun 30, 2015

Royal Dutch Shell said it could begin its 2015 Arctic oil exploration drilling as early as the third week in July, Reuters reported. Forecasters predict that the sea ice over its prospects will begin to clear during that time.

Development drilling to accelerate at South Pars Phase 13

Jun 30, 2015

Drilling is expected to speed up at Phase 13 of the South Pars gas field development in the Persian Gulf following delivery of three new drilling rigs.

Samsung to construct Johan Sverdrup process, riser decks

Jun 30, 2015

Statoil has contracted Samsung to build the decks for the process and riser platforms for the Johan Sverdrup field in the central Norwegian North Sea.

Subsea cables deliver power to offshore Safaniya upgrade project

Jun 30, 2015

Saudi Aramco has connected a 230-kV, 46-km (28.6-mi) submarine composite cable to the TP-20 tie-in platform offshore Saudi Arabia.

Technip to engineer deepwater Libra FPSO topsides

Jun 30, 2015

Jurong Shipyard has awarded Technip a detailed engineering and procurement services contract for the Libra field FPSO topsides in the Santos basin offshore Brazil.

  Offshore
Digital Magazine
Look Inside
Cover
Current Issue

Oil & Gas Jobs

Search More Job Listings >>