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    Kinetiko to kick off gas power project in SA


Sydney-listed Kinetiko is working with South Africa-based Vutomi Energy for the Amersfoort gas-to-power project.

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Kinetiko to kick off gas power project in SA

Australia’s Kinetiko Energy is set to kick off the Amersfoort gas-to-power project in South Africa following the Korhaan project drilling success and licence approval, it said on August 15.

“The overall gassy sandstone geology evidenced by logging and testing the three new Korhaan wells has given us a lot of confidence that we have long-term feedstock support for the Amersfoort gas to power project; with further cluster development available to supply increasing power output to an extremely energy-hungry nation,” Kinetiko CEO, Nick de Blocq, commented. “This conviction has also spread to achieving maiden gas reserve certification and we have now engaged Sproule B.V. to undertake this assessment and certification.”


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Korhaan-3 and Korhaan-4 have tested at commercial production rates, while Korhaan-5 appears to have landed in a smaller compartment, the company said. Gas from Korhaan-5 can be utilised to supplement the power project but plans are being assessed to re-drill the well using a slant-hole to break through the dyke into the neighbouring compartment and optimise gas flow potential.

Added to the existing wells Korhaan-1 and Korhaan-2, gas produced from these wells is anticipated to over-supply the power project, Kinetiko said.

Kinetiko is working with South Africa-based Vutomi Energy for the power project. The programme entails using existing wells at Amersfoort to produce gas to an in-field, containerised generator linked to the existing grid running through the farmlands. The first phase of commissioning and testing will target 1 MW of output. Further phases are planned for the upgrading of the conductors and transformers to enable scalable modular increased output to 5 MW.

The company is finalising negotiations to procure a gas collection separator, a dehydrator system and an infield water treatment solution to enable controlled gas flow to the Vutomi infrastructure versus their engine intake specifications.