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Scirocco Energy PLC

08 April 2022

8 April 2022

Scirocco Energy plc

("Scirocco" or the "Company")

Tanzania Operations Update

Scirocco Energy (AIM: SCIR), the AIM investing company targeting attractive assets within the European sustainable energy and circular economy markets , is happy to provide the following update on its Tanzanian oil and gas operations. The Company intends to issue a broader operations update covering all of its activities later in the month.


The Company is pleased to update the market that operations progress on the Ruvuma PSA (25% non-operated interest) in Tanzania, with the seismic acquisition programme and preparations for the drilling of the Chikumbi-1 ("CH-1") well, under the direction of the operator, ARA Petroleum Tanzania Limited ("APT").

Alongside the ongoing seismic operations, APT has further advanced the well planning for the CH-1 well with all long lead items contracts now executed. APT reports a target spud date for the CH-1 well in November 2022.

As previously announced, APT's revised mapping and internal management estimates suggest a risked prospective gas in place ("GIIP") for the Ntorya accumulation of 3,024 Bcf (gross basis, mean case), in multiple lobes to be tested, and a prospective, risked recoverable gas resource of 1,990 Bcf (gross basis, mean case) considerably in excess of the Joint Venture's carried resource assessment - presenting significant upside opportunities in the well.

Kiliwani North

The Company also notes that Aminex PLC, the operator of the Kiliwani North Development Licence ("KNDL") in which Scirocco holds an 8.39% non-operated working interest, today announced that any future drilling is contingent upon an improved seismic resolution of the prospective target structures. Additionally, the operator has reached an agreement with Pan African Energy Tanzania ("PAET") to utilise their high-resolution 3D seismic campaign, targeting a mid-year start, to receive approximately 12.5km(2) of valuable new high-resolution 3D coverage over KNDL, at no cost to the Kiliwani North joint venture. PAET will be acquiring high-resolution 3D seismic over the adjacent producing Songo Songo field, and the Kiliwani North joint venture will allow PAET to partially overlap the KNDL area to enable full-fold processing of the new 3D dataset up to the Songo Songo and KNDL boundary.

This coverage, which represents over 40% of the critical area of the licence, will enable the operator to link the new high-resolution 3D data to its existing 2D seismic legacy data which currently covers the KNDL with an irregular seismic grid. This should significantly improve both fault resolution and reservoir horizon mapping; both considered to be essential to understand the compartmentalised nature of the reservoir.

Commenting on the operational progress, Scirocco CEO Tom Reynolds said :

"The operational progress made by both operators on our Tanzania oil and gas asset represents long awaited activity on both blocks which are significant value catalysts for Scirocco shareholders. We are excited about the schedule of work activity in 2022 and beyond in Tanzania and look forward to being able to update the market further as to the progress of ongoing operations."

For further information:

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  Tom Reynolds, CEO                                +44 (0) 20 7466 
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   Ben Romney / Jon Krinks / James Husband           5000 

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