Ophir Energy concludes drilling offshore Tanzania


LONDON -- Ophir and its JV partners, BG Tanzania (Shell) and Pavilion Energy, have concluded the drilling of two exploration wells offshore Tanzania, safely and on time.

The program comprised Kitatange-1 in Block 1, and Bunju-1 in Block 4. After evaluation, Shell, the operator of Blocks 1 and 4, has confirmed that good quality reservoir was encountered in both wells, however hydrocarbons were not found.

The Noble Globetrotter 2 rig has been demobilized from site.  The two wells fulfil the final exploration commitments as per the exploration licenses issued by the Ministry of Energy and Minerals (MEM).

Subsequent to the completion of drilling Kitatange-1, a bridging license has been awarded for the existing discovery locations in Block 1.

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