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Tlou Successfully Drills First Lesedi CBM Well

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Tlou Energy successfully drilled its first well in the Lesedi CBM Project in Botswana. The Lesedi 3P was spud on October 16 and has successfully reached a total depth of 575 meters.

Wireline logs were acquired over the open hole interval of Lesedi 3P.  The well intersected the Lower Morupule coal seam, which is the target seam for dual lateral wells, planned to be drilled for approximately 700 meter in-seam, which will then intersect with Lesedi 3P.

The rig was released from location and then set up at the Lesedi 4P location. Lesedi 4P was spudded on November 4.  Operations at Lesedi 4P will follow the same program as for Lesedi 3P.  The well is planned to be drilled to a proposed total depth of approximately 580 meters.

Tlou will drill the Lesedi production wells as ‘dual lateral pods’, comprising a single vertical production well intersected by two lateral wells. This will be followed by production testing with the potential to ultimately convert a significant portion of the currently established gas resources to reserves and to deliver gas to a proposed central processing facility and power station located in close proximity.

The vertical wells along with the top-hole (vertical) sections of the lateral wells are being drilled first. Thereafter, the lateral sections of the wells will be drilled using specialist directional drilling equipment.

Once drilled, the wells will then be completed using a separate workover rig and surface facilities installed. Production start-up is targeted to commence in early 2019. The wells will be on production for an extended period of time to de-water and lower the pressure in the coal seam to achieve gas flow.