Tlou Energy Ltd has reported the commencement of gas production testing from the Selemo 1 pilot well. The well is located at its 100% owned Lesedi CBM Project.
The gas testing programme is to provide evidence of a sustainable gas production rate achievable from the field and develop the first wells flowing commercial rates of gas in Botswana.
Initial results at Selemo 1 are very encouraging, having achieved extended periods of consistent gas flow in line with management expectations and sustained flows anticipated imminently. Incremental pressure drops are being carried out with changes in lateral wellhead pressure, suggesting gas production rates will continue to increase. This data will be incorporated into field development plans, as part of on-going off-take agreement negotiations and towards the first independent gas reserve certification in Botswana.
Tlou Acting Managing Director, Gabaake Gabaake, said: “We are pleased to report that initial gas flows are very encouraging and mark an important step towards our goal to demonstrate sustained gas production from Lesedi. We expect to announce a series of updates in the coming weeks which will provide the key data required to book independently certified reserves, thereby de-risking the project further. Moreover, this data will provide further confidence to strategic off-takers whom we are currently in advanced discussions with regard to gas supplies. To date, exploration and development has been focused on a specific area of Lesedi, being the Selemo pilot. However, the data we gain from sustained gas flows at Selemo will be valuable as we model the broader area in line with our vision to become a significant provider of energy in the region.”
“Demand for domestic power remains high and as the most advanced gas project of its kind in the country, we are well placed to capitalise on this demand. I look forward to providing regular updates on the gas production testing operations at Selemo in the near future,” Gabaake added.
Edited from press release by Angharad Lock