ARA Petroleum Tanzania Limited (APT) has confirmed that the seismic contractor commenced preparatory works as planned on 15 November 2021, has now established the GPS control points and survey equipment is being calibrated for ground staking.
The Joint Venture expects line clearing and mobilisation of the camp to commence next week. The contractor is making good progress with the mobilisation of the necessary equipment with five vibroseis trucks now ready to be offloaded at the port of Dar es Salaam and the importation of the receivers is ongoing with the expectation that this will be completed next week.
The Joint Venture expects the contractor to be fully mobilised and to commence the survey on 15 December 2021 in line with the expected timetable. The first phase of seismic survey activity will continue until the weather permits and commence again once the rains have abated in late Q1 2022.
Charlie Santos, Executive Chairman of Aminex commented:
“We are delighted to provide this update on operations on the ground in Tanzania. The acquisition of a modern 3D survey over the target area including the Ntorya discovery is a significant step for the Joint Venture and, tied with the upcoming well, will further define this important Tanzanian gas resource.”
The Ruvuma PSA is in a region of southern Tanzania where very substantial gas discoveries have been made offshore in recent years and where gas has also been discovered onshore and along the coastal islands at Ntorya, Mnazi Bay, Kiliwani North and Songo-Songo.
ARA Petroleum is the operator with 50% interest, Aminex 25% interest and Scirocco 25% interest in the Ruvuma Petroleum Sharing Agreement