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Drilling programme starts at Tanzania LNG site

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Shell and its joint venture (JV) partners, Pavilion Energy and Ophir Energy, have announced the start of a drilling programme covering two wells in Block 1 and 4, located in the Mafia Deep basin off Tanzania.

The JV partners will be investing close to US$80 million into the well drilling programmes.

The development of Blocks 1 and 4 is part of the Tanzania LNG project.

The rig supporting the programme – the Noble Globe Trotter 2 – was expected to commence operations towards the end of October 2016.

The two wells will meet the remaining exploration requirements as per the exploration licences issued by the Ministry of Energy and Minerals (MEM). Shell became the operator of the two blocks in February 2016, following its combination with BG Group.

Shell and its Block 1 and 4 partners are working with Tanzania Petroleum Development Corp. (TPDC) and other Block 2 partners on future development of Tanzania LNG.

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