Aminex tests Kiliwani North-1 gas well in Tanzania

Aminex PLC, London, has tested its Kiliwani North-1 (KN-1) well on the Nyuni license in Tanzania.

Uchenna Izundu
International Editor

LONDON, June 7 -- Aminex PLC, London, has tested its Kiliwani North-1 (KN-1) well on the Nyuni license in Tanzania. The vertical well, which reached a TD of 2,030 m, tested Lower Cretaceous sandstones, flowing 40 MMcfd of gas through a 72/64-in. choke (OGJ, Mar. 24, 2008, Newsletter). Aminex said the condensate level was 1 bbl/MMcf.

The KN-1 discovery is on the Nyuni production-sharing license adjacent the producing Songo-Songo field and 5 km from a major gas pipeline. Key Petroleum is a 20% partner with Aminex on the Nyuni license area.

Aminex and Key units have signed a new production-sharing agreement for the nearby 504 sq km Songo-Songo West area as well. Key will be operator of the Songo-Songo West license. The PSA is held 50% by Aminex's wholly owned subsidiary Ndovu Resources Ltd., and 50% by Funguo Petroleum Pty. Ltd., a wholly owned unit of Key.

The partners will drill a well within the first 3 years. They also have secured comprehensive, existing seismic coverage.

Contact Uchenna Izundu at uchennai@pennwell.com.

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