Statoil and partner ExxonMobil have made a large gas discovery in the Statoil-operated Block 2 licence in Tanzania.
The logging results from the Lavani well confirm a new high-impact discovery for Statoil, with a preliminary resource estimate of 3 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) of gas in place. The Lavani well has encountered 95 metres of excellent quality reservoir sandstone with high porosity and high permeability.
“The result from Lavani, which is only 16 kilometres south of our recent Zafarani discovery, confirms the high potential in Block 2. We are also pleased to announce that the recently drilled Zafarani sidetrack added another 1 Tcf of gas in place. This is in addition to the up to 5 Tcf announced in February. The results so far mark an important step towards a possible natural gas development in Tanzania,” says executive vice president for Exploration in Statoil, Tim Dodson.