Ophir Energy plc announces further successful appraisal of the Mzia discovery in Block 1, Tanzania. Ophir holds 40% of Blocks 1, 3 and 4. BG Group operates with 60%.
The Mzia-3 appraisal well was drilled approximately 6km north of the original Mzia-1 discovery well and targeted the main Lower sands that comprise the majority of the resource in the field and upside in the Middle sand package that was encountered in the Mzia-1 well. The well encountered 56m of net pay combined in the Lower and Middle sands and has confirmed reservoir quality in-line with that seen in the Mzia-1 and Mzia-2 wells.