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Tanzania’s Kiliwani North well reaches 30 mmcf per day during commissioning

Aminex has announced that over the weekend, gas production from the Kiliwani North-1 well in Tanzania reached 30 mmcf per day (approximately 5,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day) with stable pressure recordings at that rate.

Aminex adds that the commissioning process is expected to be concluded with the testing of the well to determine optimal rates which the Company believes will be around 30 mmcf per day based on previous well-test data.

Initial production  started in April and the first Kiliwani North-1 (KN-1) gas was processed and entered the pipeline system connecting the Songo Songo plant with the national pipeline on 2nd June.

Aminex which has 54.575% of the Kiliwani North Development Licence through its 100% owned subsidiary Ndovu Resources Limited is the sole producer into the new Songo Songo Island Gas Processing plant and anticipates that post well testing that the plant will continue to require in excess of 23 mmcf per day to operate.

The gas produced will be paid for under the terms of the Gas Sales Agreement signed with the sole buyer, Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation (TPDC). Aminex will receive US$3.00 per mmbtu (approximately US$3.07 per mcf).

“The commissioning of the production well at Kiliwani North is proceeding as expected, with production reaching 30mmcf per day at the weekend. Commissioning of the well, pipeline and associated plant are going well and TPDC advises that the process will be concluded by the end of the month, after which we plan to test the well to determine optimal flow rates,” says Aminex CEO Jay Bhattacherjee.

Other than Aminex joint venture partner Solo Oil currently holds 7.175% of the Kiliwani North Development Licence and is set to increase its participation to 10% as certain project milestones are achieved.

Other partners include: RAK Gas LLC 23.75%, Bounty Oil & Gas NL 9.5% and TPDC 5%.

Source: Oil News Kenya