Ophir Energy said that drilling operations have commenced at the Taachui well on Block 1, offshore Tanzania.
The Taachui well is being drilled by the Deepsea Metro 1 drillship on a prospect on the north-west margin of Block 1, Tanzania. It is targeting gross mean pre-drill recoverable resource estimates of 1.4 TCF in reservoirs of Cretaceous age.
The well commenced operations on 24 March and has a planned Total Depth of approximately 4,050m TVDSS. It is expected to take approximately 55 days to complete.
Ophir has a 20% non-operated interest in Block 1 operated by BG Group.