Aminex plc announced Monday that production from the Kiliwani North Development License in Tanzania will increase to 30 million cubic feet per day in the near future as a nearby gas plant and subsea pipeline is commissioned.
Commissioning of the plant and pipeline commenced June 1 2016 and the first Kiliwani North-1 gas was processed and entered the pipeline system connecting the Songo Songo plant with the national pipeline June 2. Initial production rates remain “carefully managed”, according to a company statement, to allow for testing and commissioning of the gas processing plant and pipeline, while recording critical pressure and flow rate measurements to determine the optimal flow rate to maximize the life of the reservoir.
Together with the Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation, Aminex plans to conduct a well test during the production build up to determine the optimal flow rate. It is this optimal flow rate that will become the commercial production rate and the company intends to flow gas at this rate for “as long as possible prior to a natural decline in production”. KN-1 has booked contingent resources (2C) of 28 billion cubic feet gross.
“We are pleased with the progress made so far at Kiliwani,” said Jay Bhattacherjee, Aminex CEO, in a company statement.
“The well has been performing very well and commissioning is so far on schedule. The company continues to focus on delivering production growth through Kiliwani and driving its appraisal and eventual development program at Ruvuma.”
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