Statoil proves Lavani, finds Cretaceous gas off Tanzania

Statoil ASA said its Lavani-2 well offshore southern Tanzania penetrated a Cretaceous gas reservoir that is the third discovery on Block 2 and confirmed the Paleogene gas reservoir found at Lavani-1.

The Ocean Rig Poseidon drillship took Lavani-2 to a total depth of 5,270 m in 2,580 m of water 5 km southeast of the Lavani-1 discovery well, 20 km south of the Zafarani-1 discovery well, and less than 100 km north of Tanzania’s marine boundary with Mozambique. The next well will appraise Zafarani.

Statoil operates the license on Block 2 on behalf of Tanzania Petroleum Development Corp. and has a 65% working interest. ExxonMobil Exploration & Production Tanzania Ltd. has 35%.

Statoil and ExxonMobil will announce updated total volumes on Block 2 next year. An increase in the block’s upside potential is expected following further evaluation of the well, Statoil said.

Related Articles

EPA hydraulic fracturing study may be prelude to new federal rules

08/13/2014 Oil and gas operations have historically been regulated mainly at the state level, though the expansion of hydraulic fracturing activities has brou...

Permian briefs

08/13/2014

Petrobras confirms extension of Jupiter oil discovery

08/13/2014 Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) reported that the 3-BRSA-1246-RJS well proved an extension of the Jupiter oil discovery on Block BM-S-24 in the ...

Careers at TOTAL

Careers at TOTAL - Videos

More than 600 job openings are now online, watch videos and learn more!

 

Click Here to Watch

Other Oil & Gas Industry Jobs

Search More Job Listings >>
Stay Connected