Aminex Signs a Rental Contract for Caroil-6 Drill Rig

Source: www.gulfoilandgas.com 3/16/2011, Location: Africa

Aminex announces that it has signed a rental contract for use of the Caroil-6 drill rig at Nyuni Island, offshore Tanzania.

The Caroil-6 will be used to drill the Nyuni-2 well, targeting a large Neocomian-age gas prospect, and the rig will be mobilised to Nyuni Island within 60 days. Nyuni-1 was drilled and suspended in 2004, having encountered gas in shallower Albian-Aptian sands.

Nyuni-2 is an exploration well and will be drilled from the same site as the suspended Nyuni-1 well, but deviated to the south-east at an angle of approximately 30 degrees from vertical. Planned total vertical depth is approximately 2975 metres and measured depth approximately 3380 metres.

The Caroil-6 was successfully used for drilling Aminex's Kiliwani North-1 discovery well in 2008. It has since been upgraded with a top-drive and additional mud pump capacity.

Aminex chairman Brian Hall commented: "Finalising a contract for Caroil-6 is the first major step in our 2011 Tanzanian drilling programme, following our recent fund-raising exercise. Shareholders will be notified as soon as the Nyuni-2 well has been spudded".


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