Oil exploration and production company Aminex recently announced that, during the production testing on the recently drilled Tanzania’s Ntorya 2 well, no formation water was produced.

The result lead the company to conclude that the area contains a significant volume of gas, Tanzania Invest reported.

According to the company’s CEO, Jay Bhattacherjee, the overall results of the well have “substantially exceeded Aminex’s expectations,” Rigzone informed.

Ntorya-2 was drilled in the onshore Ruvuma Basin of southern Tanzania, on the Mtwara License, which is governed by the Ruvuma Production Sharing Agreement.

Aminex further explained that limited test flow rates with a 40/64” choke produced “dry, high quality gas” at an average stable rate of 17mcf/d, or 2,833b/d of oil equivalent.

“Now we have the potential for a commercial development project in the Ruvuma Basin,” Bhattacherjee announced.

As he explained, Ntorya-2 is currently being suspended for future production. “The Ntorya-2 test clearly supports our belief that there is a considerable gas basin to be exploited in our Ruvuma onshore acreage,” he added.

The well was drilled to a final total vertical depth of 9,169 feet. At 8,507 feet, the well encountered a gross gas-bearing reservoir unit of approximately 167 feet.