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    Tlou Continues Botswana CBM Tests


The company plans to use coalbed methane for power production in southern Africa.

by: Joseph Murphy

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Tlou Continues Botswana CBM Tests

Australia-based gas-to-power developer Tlou Energy reported July 10 progress in tests at its Lesedi coalbed methane (CBM) project in Botswana.

The London-, Australia- and Botswana-listed company said it has reached critical desorption pressure (CDP) – the point when gas begins to seep out of coal after a dewatering process – at the Lesedi-4 production site. Short-term gas flow tests at the Lesedi-3 location have also been positive, it said. Further tests will be conducted at both sites, as Tlou works towards its goal of achieving commercial gas flow.

Tlou’s Lesedi project comprises 10 licences spanning 8,300km2 in eastern Botswana. The company estimates the acreage holds 90.6bn m³ of contingent gas resources, locked in coalbeds. It plans to use CBM production for power generation.