A drillstem test of BG Group’s Mzia-3 well—located in Block 1, offshore southern Tanzania, at a water depth of around 1800 m—reached a maximum sustained flow rate of 101 MMscf/D of natural gas. The Mzia prospect is a multilayered field of Upper Cretaceous age with a gross gas column estimated at more than 300 m. The Mzia and Jodari discoveries in Block 1 are estimated to hold a combined total of 9 Tcf gross recoverable resources. BG Group (60%) is operator, with partners Pavilion Energy (20%) and Ophir Energy (20%).
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