BG Group says that results from a recently completed second drill-stem test (DST) on the Mzia discovery in Block 1, offshore southern Tanzania, provided further support for a hub development to supply a potential onshore LNG project.
The DST on the Mzia-3 appraisal well, drilled in approximately 1 800 metres of water around six kilometres north of the original Mzia-1 discovery, included sustained gas production at a maximum flow rate of 101 million standard cubic feet per day (mmscfd), equivalent to approximately 17 000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boed).
In May 2013, BG Group announced a test on the Mzia-2 well, the first done on a Cretaceous discovery in deep water offshore Tanzania, had flowed at an equipment-constrained rate of 57 mmscfd, or around 9 500 boed.
Sami Iskander, BG Group's Chief Operating Officer, said: "The excellent results from this latest drill-stem test further reduce reservoir risk, a critical factor as we progress design of the upstream production facilities and infrastructure. Also, the Mzia-3 DST, along with previous appraisal activities, supports our efforts to optimise the value of a development across our Block 1 discoveries."