Aminex Prepares For Drilling Campaign Offshore Tanzania

Source: www.gulfoilandgas.com 11/5/2007, Location: Africa

Aminex announced that it took delivery of the Caroil Rig-6 drilling unit at midnight on 2 November 2007. The Caroil Rig-6 was handed over to Aminex’s wholly-owned subsidiary Ndovu Resources Ltd., operator for a five company consortium which will drill Kiliwane-1, the first of two back to back wells on the Nyuni/East Songo-Songo licence offshore Tanzania in the Rufiji River delta. The rig, which has been substantially upgraded to meet the Company’s requirements since it signed a drilling contract with Caroil SA in April this year, has recently drilled a successful development well in the neighbouring Songo-Songo gas field operated by Pan-African Tanzania Ltd.

Kiliwane-1 will be drilled from the islet of Kiliwane lying approximately one kilometre to the south-east of Songo-Songo Island and accessible from Songo-Songo via a causeway. It will be a directional well with the selected bottom hole location approximately 1,200 metres from the surface location. Drilled depth is planned to be approximately 2,500 metres and the target location is designed to test lower cretaceous sand stones which are the reservoirs at the Songo-Songo producing gas field.

Mobilisation to the well site and rig up is estimated to take approximately 2-3 weeks and a further announcement will be made when the well has been spudded.


Singapore >>  6/29/2022 - The Deepwater Atlas, the first drillship of the eighth generation in the world, was successfully delivered by Sembcorp Marine Ltd to Transocean's subs...
United Kingdom >>  6/29/2022 - Maersk Drilling has secured a contract from Shell UK Ltd for the provision of the harsh-environment jack-up rig Maersk Resilient for the drilling of t...

Bermuda >>  6/27/2022 - In order to sell the "Tivar," "Huldra," and "Heidrun" (collectively referred to as the "Transaction Rigs"), three high-specification units being built...
United Kingdom >>  6/23/2022 - Noble Corporation has entered into an asset purchase agreement to sell five jackup rigs for $375 million to a newly formed subsidiary ("Buyer") of She...

Saudi Arabia >>  6/22/2022 - The contract extensions for the AOD I, AOD III, and West Callisto for work offshore in the Arabian Gulf have been awarded to Seadrill Limited ("Seadri...
United Kingdom >>  6/22/2022 - In addition to our press release from June 9, 2022, Awilco Drilling Plc announces that the previously mentioned sale of the drilling rig WilHunter has...

Related Categories: General  Rig Equipment  Rig Operators  Rigs, Coring & Exploration 

Related Articles: General  Rig Equipment  Rig Operators  Rigs, Coring & Exploration 


Gulf Oil and Gas
Copyright © 2021 Universal Solutions All rights reserved. - Terms of Service - Privacy Policy.