AMINEX has found gas offshore Tanzania in the Nyuni/East Songo-Songo block with its Kiliwani North-1 (KN-1) exploration well. This is an offshore milestone for East Africa as there has been little drilling to date.
Aminex said that the KN-1 well intersected a substantial gas column in Lower Cretaceous sandstones, the same reservoir that produces gas commercially in the neighbouring Songo-Songo gas field.
Electric logging has been completed and formation pressures taken which confirm the presence of gas over a gross interval of about 60m. The vertical well was drilled to a depth of 2,030m (6,687ft) ahead of schedule. The well, which also encountered minor oil shows, will be completed as a gas producer. It is thought that further appraisal drilling will be required to define the extent of this discovery.
The Nyuni/East Songo-Songo block is only one component of Aminex’s acreage portfolio in East Africa, which includes the highly prospective Ruvuma Basin area of Tanzania as well as large acreage positions in Madagascar and Kenya.