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Statoil and ExxonMobil confirm major discovery off Tanzania

Oilfield Technology,


The logging results from the Lavani well confirm a new high-impact discovery for Statoil, with a preliminary resource estimate of 3 trillion ft3 of gas in place. The Lavani well has encountered 95 m 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. 

Statoil operates the licence on Block 2 on behalf of Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation (TPDC) and has a 65% working interest, with ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Tanzania Ltd. holding the remaining 35%. Statoil has been in Tanzania since 2007, when it was awarded the licence for Block 2. 

Adapted from press release by Peter Farrell.

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