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New gas discovery on Block 1

BG has made a new gas discovery on Block 1 with the Taachui-1 well and Taachui-1 ST1 sidetrack, drilled by the Deepsea Metro I drillship close to the western boundary the block. The well was sidetracked for operational reasons and reached a total depth of 4,215 metres. Partner Ophir Energy said the well encountered gas in a single 289-metre column within the targeted Cretaceous reservoir interval. Reservoir properties are in line with those at Mzia, the other Cretaceous-aged discovery on Block 1.

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