The Aminex operated appraisal well Ntorya-2 onshore Tanzania is targeting the same channel complex as the Ntorya 1 discovery, but is being drilled further updip of the reservoir.
The well location, in the Ruvuma Basin, is a 1,500-metre step-out from Ntorya-1 and is prognosed to drill to an estimated total depth of 2860 metres.
Ntorya 1 flow-tested gas at 20MMscf/d, with 139 barrels of associated condensate, from a 3.5-metre sand interval. Ntorya-2 was spud on December 20, 2016.
Aminex is hoping for thicker sand and higher flow with the current well. The Company has a 75% operating interest in the well and initial results are expected early in the New Year.