Aminex gauges Tanzania gas-condensate discovery

By OGJ editors

Aminex PLC plans seismic surveys and further drilling on the Ruvuma block onshore southern Tanzania after gauging a gas-condensate discovery at its Ntorya-1 well.

The well, operated by Aminex’s Ndovu Resources Ltd. subsidiary, flowed at a maximum rate of 20.1 MMscfd of gas, 139 b/d of 48° gravity condensate, and small amounts of formation water on a 1-in. choke from the upper 3.5 m of a gross 25-m perforated sand interval. Data gathered during tests indicate an initial reservoir pressure of 5,424 psi.

The discovery has strong commercial potential, Aminex said. “The commercial potential is further enhanced by the presence of condensate with the gas and by the Tanzanian government’s announcement last week that it has secured financing to build a 36-in. diameter gas pipeline from Mtwara, just 25 km from the Ntorya-1 discovery, to Dar es Salaam.”

Aminex is block operator with 75% interest, and Solo Oil PLC has 25%.

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