Aminex contracts rig for drilling the Nyuni gas prospect offshore Tanzania

Source: Aminex

Aminex (LSX:AEX) signed a rental contract for use of the Caroil-6 drilling 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 mobilized 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 southeast at an angle of approximately 30 degrees from vertical. Planned total vertical depth is approximately 2975 meters and measured depth approximately 3380 meters. 

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

Did You Like this Article? Get All the Energy Industry News Delivered to Your Inbox

Subscribe to an email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

 Subscribe Now


Maximizing Operational Excellence

In a recent survey conducted by PennEnergy Research, 70% of surveyed energy industry professional...

Leveraging the Power of Information in the Energy Industry

Information Governance is about more than compliance. It’s about using your information to drive ...

Reduce Engineering Project Complexity

Engineering document management presents unique and complex challenges. A solution based in Enter...

Revolutionizing Asset Management in the Electric Power Industry

With the arrival of the Industrial Internet of Things, data is growing and becoming more accessib...

Latest PennEnergy Jobs

PennEnergy Oil & Gas Jobs