Operational Update Ntorya-2, Tanzania
Solo today provides an update on the progress of the Ntorya-2 appraisal well in Tanzania operated by Aminex plc ("Aminex"). The vertical Ntorya-2 appraisal well was spudded on 21 December 2016 and has a planned total depth of 2,860 metres.
Aminex has provided the following update:
- The 17-inch hole section was successfully cased and cemented to a depth of 1,326 metres on 5 January 2017.
- The well is currently drilling in the 12-inch hole section which commenced on 7 January 2017 and is planned to reach a depth of 2,095 metres, and will then be cased and cemented.
- The well is then planned to be drilled in a 8 ½-inch hole section through the target Cretaceous formation to an estimated final depth of 2,860 metres. A 7-inch cemented liner is planned and detailed analysis of the well data will be conducted.
- Once a permanent completion has been set the well is expected to be flow tested.
This well is targeting the same sandstone channel complex as the Ntorya-1 discovery which flow-tested gas at 20 million cubic feet per day, with 139 barrels of associated condensate, from a 3.5-metre sandstone interval.
The Company has a 25% non-operating interest in the well, which is operated by Aminex.
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