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Tanzanian LNG Project Ready to Increase Planned Output by 50%
= With a new gas discovery =
Ophir Energy plc announced on October 2 that an additional volume of gas was discovered offshore in Tanzania, making the overall gas resource volume sufficient to supply to three trains, i.e. 15 million tonnes per year of LNG in total.

BG Group has been leading the Tanzanian natural gas liquefaction project as the operator, having 60% interest in Block 1 and 4, with Ophir Energy and Pavilion Resources, Singapore holding 20% each. In Block 3, Ophir has 80% and Pavilion holds 20%.

The new discovery was 1.03 Tcf at Kamba-1 well in Block 4. With the discovery, the project's overall gas resource volume has become 17.1 Tcf (approximately 342 million tonnes of LNG), sufficient to supply to 3 trains of 5 million tpy each. This means the project can add one train from its original plan to build two trains to start with.

According to Ophir, production start-up is expected in 2020, for which the partners are going to make a decision to go ahead in 2016.
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