Tanzanian gas strike takes appraisal step

Key Petroleum Ltd., Perth, and its joint venture partners have agreed to an appraisal area surrounding their Kiliwani North-1 gas discovery on an island off Tanzania near Songo Songo gas field (OGJ, June 16, 2008, p. 40).

Rick Wilkinson
OGJ Correspondent

Melbourne, May 24 -- Key Petroleum Ltd., Perth, and its joint venture partners have agreed to an appraisal area surrounding their Kiliwani North-1 gas discovery on an island off Tanzania near Songo Songo gas field (OGJ, June 16, 2008, p. 40).

Appraisal location is part of the process for the granting of a production license.

A contract for a 2D seismic program to better define the Kiliwani find has been signed with BGP of China and is expected to be completed during the third quarter of 2009.

Kiliwani North-1, located in the Nyuni Block, tested gas at 40 MMcfd in June 2008 and could be commercialized with a simple tie-back to the Songo Songo gas processing plant.

Key holds 20% interest in the area, which is operated by Aminex of the UK.

Evaluation is continuing on the West Songo Songo block between Songo Songo field and the Tanzanian mainland. Key and Aminex each holds 50% of this block.

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