Aminex preparing for first gas from Kiliwani North

Aminex PLC is getting ready to start production from its Kiliwani North-1 well, offshore Tanzania.

The company on Tuesday said that the final well integrity testing of the Kiliwani North-1 well (“KN-1”) has been concluded, recording a high tubing pressure reading relative to the other producing wells on Songo Songo Island.

“A wellhead control panel has been installed and all work required by the Company prior to gas production will shortly be complete,” the company said.

Aminex said that Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation (“TPDC”) has provided a revised work schedule and informed the company that the commissioning of the Songo Songo Island gas plant is expected to commence in early April. During the commissioning programme, the initial production rates will be managed to allow for testing of the new gas processing facility and related pipelines.

All KN-1 gas will be sold to the TPDC at wellhead for an agreed price of $3.00 mmBTU (approximately US$3.07 per mscf), payable in US dollars, and will ultimately be transported by pipeline to Dar es Salaam, where it will be sold into the local Tanzanian market.

Aminex CEO, Jay Bhattacherjee, commented: “The successful conclusion of the well integrity tests and installation of the wellhead control panel finalises 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.”

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