Another gas discovery has been made by Statoil and their partner ExxonMobil in the Piri-1 well, offshore Tanzania.
This brings the total number of findings to 6.
The Piri-1 well was drilled 2km south-west of the Lavani-1 well, to a depth of 2,360 metres. In 2012 there was a significant gas find in the Zafarani-1 well which happened to be in the same Lower Cretaceous sandstones as this most recent discovery in the Piri-1 well.
The Senior Vice President for Statoil’s exploration activities commented on this success saying “Since 2012 we have had a 100% success rate in Tanzania and the area has become a core exploration area... we expect to drill several additional exploration and appraisal wells and hope that the results from these wells will continue to add gas volumes for a future large-scale gas infrastructure development”.