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Kinetiko Energy has announced that it has spud another gas well — KV-04PT — at its Amersfoort coalbed methane project onshore Mpumalanga, South Africa

The Australian gas explorer said that the latest well is located on the southern exploration right (38ER) of the Amersfoort Project, bringing the total number of drilled wells in the area to eight.

KV-04PT is reportedly located close to core hole KV-04c, that intersected gassy coal at a depth of 430 metres and downhole geophysical logs showed strong gas crossovers in the sandstones above and below the coals.

The company had drilled the first seven pilot test wells on the northern exploration right (56ER).

Of these, six have flared gas, two continue to be flow tested, and four have been shut-in to await a decision on further testing in their vicinity, Kinetiko Energy said.

On 38ER, a total of eleven exploration holes have been drilled with core samples and down hole geophysical logs showing strong indications of gas in both coals and as conventional accumulations in the adjacent sandstones over an area of 690 sq km, the company added.

The coal measures and gassy sandstones are typically at depths of 400 metres to 500 metres plus below surface in 38ER, as compared to 350 metres to 400 metres depth on 56ER.



Kinetiko Energy spuds gas well in Mpumalanga