Aminex, Solo Target Kiliwani North-1 Production in April

Aminex Plc announced Tuesday that the Kiliwani North-1 well in Tanzania is scheduled to commence production in early April, following the completion of integrity tests at the site.

The Kiliwani North Development License partners were advised by the Tanzanian Petroleum Development Corporation to prepare for the new output commencement date, after a revision of the Songo Songo commissioning schedule. A wellhead control panel has been installed at the site and all work required by Aminex prior to gas production “will shortly be complete”, according to a company statement.

Gas pressures measured in the well, which will supply gas to the nearby Songo Songo gas processing plant, “exceed those found on other producing wells in the area”, according to a Solo Oil release. During the commissioning program the initial production rates at the well will be managed to allow for testing of the new gas processing facilities and related pipelines. LR Senergy has ascribed gross best estimate contingent resources at Kiliwani North-1 of 28 billion cubic feet.

Commenting on the latest development at Kiliwani North-1, Aminex CEO Jay Bhattacherjee said iin a company statement: 

“The successful conclusion of the well integrity tests and installation of the wellhead control panel finalizes the company’s preparations prior to the commissioning of the new Songo Songo Island processing facilities. Aminex looks forward to the commencement of gas production and revenues from Kiliwani North.”

Solo Oil’s Chairman Neil Ritson said in a company statement:

"Following the signing of the gas sales agreement and the completion of the construction of pipeline and gas treatment infrastructure Solo looks forward to the commencement of commissioning at Songo Songo. Kiliwani North gas will go to the Dar es Salaam market and the KNDL partners will be paid for all production in US Dollars at a rate of $3 per million BTU."

Solo currently holds a 6.175 percent interest in the KNDL where the Kiliwani North-1 well is located and has recently agreed to increase that holding to 10 percent through acquiring a further 3.825 percent from Aminex. Ndovu Resources Ltd (Aminex) holds a 51.72 percent operated interest, RAK Gas LLC holds a 23.75 percent interest, Bounty Oil & Gas NL holds a 9.05 percent interest and TPDC holds the remaining 5 percent interest.

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