BG’s drill-stem test of its Jodari gas discovery on block 1 offshore Tanzania has confirmed the “excellent” quality of the Tertiary reservoir.
The Jodari-1 DST, the first in deep water off Tanzania, flowed at a maximum 70million cu.ft per day, the rate being constrained by testing equipment.
The results showed better than expected reservoir properties, including high connectivity and demonstrated that development wells could produce at higher rates.
The drillship Deepsea Metro-1’s next job is to test the Mzia-2 appraisal well drilled earlier this year.
Prior to the Jodari-1 drill stem test, BG’s acreage offshore Tanzania had produced seven consecutive natural gas discoveries and two successful appraisal wells.
BG is currently conducting a 3D seismic survey to help identify new offshore targets for its Tanzania exploration programme.