London based minnow NewAge African Global Energy, has the Vantage Drilling owned jack up, the Topaz-Drillerrig, in Cameroon waters.

The two well appraisal drilling campaign on the Etinde asset, in which the Company holds a 25% interest, is due to commence shortly with the IM-6 well expected to spud at the end of May, 2018.

The plan is to prove up to 1 to 2Trillion Cubic Feet (Tcf ) reserves of natural gas, which will support a 70MMscf/d gas to power project for the country.

NewAge is also looking to monetise the gas resources for an FLNG project.

The Topaz-Driller has been contracted for 150 days.

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