Ophir Energy plc announces the successful results of the Taachui-1 & subsequent Taachui-1 ST1 well in Block 1, Tanzania which has resulted in a new gas discovery. Ophir holds 20% of Blocks 1, 3 and 4. BG Group operates with 60%.
The Taachui-1 well was drilled by the Deepsea Metro I drillship close to the western boundary of Block 1. The well was sidetracked for operational reasons to complete as the Taachui-1 ST1 well and was drilled to a Total Depth of 4215mMD. The well encountered gas in a single gross column of 289m within the targeted Cretaceous reservoir interval. Net pay totalled 155m.