Independent oil and gas firm Aminex has edged closer to first commercial gas production from its Kiliwani North field in Tanzania, after reporting that the pipeline construction from Songo Songo has been completed. The firm also reported that Tanzanian Petroleum Development Corporation is now constructing the skid metering unit within the boundaries of the Kiliwani North Development Lease prior to tying-in the Kiliwani North-1 wellhead.
Pressure testing of the pipeline is expected to begin shortly and the final construction equipment required to connect KN-1 is also expected soon. The KN-1 well, when connected to the export pipeline, is expected to produce at least 20 million cubic feet of gas per day. Gas from KN-1 will be processed at Songo Songo and then be sold in the Dar es Salaam to Mnazi Bay pipeline.
Aminex CEO Jay Bhattacherjee commented in a company statement:
"As the Dar es Salaam to Mnazi Bay pipeline nears completion and the final stages of construction are now occurring on the Kiliwani North-1 well, we look forward to first commercial gas production from the field which will place the company in the position of being the first new Tanzanian gas producer in recent times."
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