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Ophir Comes Up Dry at Mlinzi Mbali

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Africa-focused Ophir Energy reported Thursday that its Mlinzi Mbali-1 well offshore Tanzania has come up dry.

The well is located on Block 7 some 130 miles east of Dar es Salaam. It was drilled by the Deepsea Metro I (DW drillship). It targeted a structural crest within a Lower Cretaceous channel complex, with secondary targets in the Upper Cretaceous and Jurassic zones. The Cretaceous targets were intersected but are interpreted as being water-bearing.

The Deepsea Metro I will now be released to BG Group to drill an exploration well in Kenya before returning to Tanzania where wells are planned on Block 1 and on Ophir's East Pande block.

Ophir CEO Nick Cooper commented in a company statement:

"Mlinzi Mbali-1 was the first of a series of high impact, high risk wells that will be drilled by Ophir through 2014. This frontier well disappointingly did not encounter live hydrocarbons, however it is the deepest stratigraphic test offshore Tanzania and will provide crucial information that will be integrated into our interpretation of the potential of Block 7 and the wider deepwater basins of Tanzania"



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