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New Gas Find off Ruvuma

Discussion in 'Biashara, Uchumi na Ujasiriamali' started by Alpha, Apr 4, 2011.

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    Alpha JF-Expert Member

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    Ophir-BG has Ruvuma gas find off Tanzania

    By OGJ editors
    HOUSTON, Apr. 4

    Ophir Energy PLC and BG Group made a third gas discovery in a deepwater exploratory drilling program off Tanzania.

    Ophir Energy hasn’t disclosed the size of the three discoveries.

    However, the company said, “There are now early indications that there could be sufficient volumes of gas present within the acreage held by Ophir to support the construction of one or more liquefied natural gas processing facilities, which will allow for the export of gas to world markets.”


    The Chaza-1 well, in Block 1 in the northern part of the Ruvuma basin, went to a total depth of 4,895 m subsea in 952 m of water 18 km off Mnazi Bay. Ophir Energy said only that the well encountered a high quality gas bearing reservoir associated with a distinctive seismic anomaly.

    The Ruvuma basin is the location of four deepwater gas discoveries by an Anadarko Petroleum Corp. group off Mozambique. An estimated 40 miles separates Chaza-1 from Windjammer, the Anadarko group’s northernmost discovery to date in Offshore Area 1 (see map, OGJ, May 17, 2010, p. 35).

    Chaza, the first discovery in Block 1, is 200 km south of Ophir Energy-BG Group’s Chewa-1 and Pweza-1 gas discoveries on Block 4 in the Mafia basin.

    Ophir Energy is operator of blocks 1, 3, and 4 with 40% interest, and BG Group has 60%. BG Group has the option to assume operatorship of all three blocks on completion of the initial work program.

    Chaza-1 is the third of a three-well sequence that forms part of an initial work program across the three blocks, which cover more than a combined 27,000 sq km in 100 m to more than 3,000 m of water.

    The Deepsea Stavanger semisubmersible will move back to Block 4 to sidetrack and appraise Chewa-1 off Dar es Salaam and deepen it to test older objectives.

    The two companies plan to start a second drilling campaign in late 2011. So far this year they have shot 3,200 sq km of 3D seismic in blocks 3 and 4 and are completing 1,800 sq km in Block 1.

    Source: Oil & Gas Journal

    Ophir-BG has Rovuma gas find off Tanzania - Oil & Gas Journal
     
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    great news
     
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    Is this the Curse??
     
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    The Almight God has blessed our mother Tanganyika to an extent that no one can articulate it clearly but yet we're at the bottom line of poverty among the world nations! Allow me to join others - I don't know why we are poor despite of all these blessings from God. And if we're not careful, I agree with you, this is gona be a curse instead of blessing.
     
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    Every Tanzanian is aware that we are blessed in terms of natural resources. I worder that u have come to realise it today, too late. The poverty of our country is due to poor utilization of these natura resources. The areas with minerals are ending up in seroiusly destraction in terms of environment and social life e.g. kahama. Don't think thank Our country found the new Gas off Ruvuma, Western Countries and USA and Canada are one who are finding these resources. Just wait, u will see. We have so weak governments that can not exploit resources for its people. But I hope one day all these rubish will disappear.
     
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    wala hatuhitaji mafuta ya wasiotutaka..tunajitoshereza....tuache tu ufisadi
     
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    Kwa Mafisadi sio Watanganyika, Bora wasiyachimbe kwa kuwa hayana Faida kwa Watanzania na Taifa.
     
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    Tumekwisha! Tutachakazwa kama Iraq na libya tusipofyata mkia!
     
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    Mzee wa Usafi JF-Expert Member

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    This african curse is going to kill us, kill our small democracy we have. It is going to create more dictators...is not a good news at all. General mbona has 50% ownership of gas field in mkuranga a well drilled in this area did hit gas!
     
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    Madcheda JF-Expert Member

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    Iyo gesi ya mnazi bay ingawa yetu wanatuuzia kwa pesa za kutupa hv ina maana hatuwez chimba wenyewe?au hatuwezi kuingia ubia wa 50%?kuliko kuwaacha wachimbe wao na watuuzie sisi kwa bei ya kutupa ingawa gesi ni yetu?
     
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    It seems!
     
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    for whose benefit?
     
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    Utingo JF-Expert Member

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    definetely
     
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    Great News indeed!
     
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    Balaa lingine hilo!
     
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    I think so
     
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    Bulesi JF-Expert Member

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    Yes it is a curse kwasababu haitatusaidia kuondoa umaskini wetu!! Dhahabu tunayo lakini wanaofaidi ni BARRICK ; nagas na hata tukijapata mafuta itakuwa hivyo hivyo!!
     
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    we should stop complaining on the plunder of our natural resources like gas,diamond,forestry and uranium,
    with reference to Gas finding,its time we team up in forming business to manage the usage of this gas, e.g we can start by forming gas distribution enterprises,
    educate the masses to move from pretrol or diesel into gas powered vehicles ,then gas yote tuitumie sisi watanzania and the excess gas can be exported
     
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    Hii gas tutamgawia nani au tumeshaigawa tayari
     
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    Ulaji huu.
     
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