Kinetiko strikes gas at Korhaan-4 well in SA
Australia’s Kinetiko Energy on December 20 said Korhaan-4 well in South Africa has successfully cased the dolerite sills and intercepted gas hosting sandstone and coal geology within the production section.
“Preliminary gas flows were established under choked conditions with the drill string in the well and natural groundwater flowback. Even under these choked conditions robust gas flows were observed,” it said. Logging of the well will be undertaken in preparation for regulated flow testing early in January.
Meanwhile, Korhaan-5 well has reached a depth of 150 m, also successfully casing and cementing the dolerite sill, Kinetiko said. Drilling operations continue with the construction of a well cellar and will drill out of the plug/float collar in preparation for reentry in January. All indications are that similar geology will be encountered in Korhaan-5, it added. Korhaan-3 well remains suspended at 102 m, ready to restart drilling in January.
Sydney-listed Kinetiko is focused on conventional gas and coalbed methane (CBM) opportunities in South Africa. Kinetiko has a 49% stake in two onshore gas licences in the Amersfoort area. Under a farm-out agreement with South Africa's Badimo Gas, Kinetiko is the project operator. According to Kinetiko, the Amersfoort area of the Eastern Transvaal coalfield between Johannesburg and Durban is one of the most prospective areas for CBM.