LONDON – Aminex and its partners plan to focus their efforts on the deepwater portion of the Nyuni Area PSA offshore Tanzania following a detailed technical review.
The company has applied toTanzania’s Petroleum Development Co. to vary the Nyuni Area work program for the shallow-water seismic obligation, originally planned for this year, to be converted to deepwater 3D seismic in the outboard sector of the PSA area.
Here Aminex has identified a large potential prospect that appears to be analogous to some of the recent major deepwater gas discoveries in neighboring blocks. It plans a tender process for a contractor to acquire 3D data over the Pande West lead and to identify other potential drill-ready prospects.
However, a larger farm-in partner will be needed to help share the costs of anydeepwater drilling. Current participants in the Nyuni Area PSA are Aminex subsidiary Ndovu Resources (70%, operator), RAK Gas (25%), and Bounty Oil & Gas (5%).