Hydroma Inc has commissioned several expert companies in geology, geochemistry and geophysics to perform the various research and exploration work in blocks 17 & 25:
- GeoDynamics Research S.R.L: passive seismic campaign
- UTS Geophysics: Airborne Surveys – aeromagnetism and aerogravimetry
- Chapman Petroleum Engineering Ltd: geochemistry and log analysis of stratigraphic drilling.
- Associated Geosciences Ltd (Aujourd’hui rachetée par DMT): geophysical campaigns, including ground magnetism, resistivity, ground gravimetry and high resolution seismic reflection.
- Geo4U : geophysics and geochemistry on hydrogen.
- Semm Logging: logging hydrogen wells.
- Lim SAS: instrumentation during and after drilling.
- Excellence Logging: Monitoring et analyse du gaz d’Hydrogène lors des sondages avec mud logging.
- Geodrill Ltd : drilling campaign
- Réservoir Group: desorption of hydrogen gas
- MS Risk : renowned security company. With the help of the local security company 711 and the national guard of Mali, the security of people and property has been raised to a high level of quality.
After several years of producing electricity on the same hydrogen producing well, a 51-101 report was conducted. A drilling campaign in 2017-2018 followed and resulted in 18 positive wells for hydrogen.
The various subcontractors who intervened on this campaign executed their work in a professional manner. Future drilling campaigns will also be done professionally, with zero risk and zero fatality.
Well-tests will begin with a thousand wells program and a large-scale power generation program.
We plan to compress hydrogen from 300 bars and above to transport it by specialized road gas tankers to the nearest port where an hydrogen gas carrier will ship it to Europe and world markets.
It is not excluded that we will also produce ammonia.
The 2017-2018 gas drilling campaign in Bourakébougou saw the completion of 24 wells, including 13 in the Diamond Drill Hole (DDH) and 11 in the Air Core (AC). The total linear footage drilled is 6,953m (DDH = 5,017m and AC = 1,936.40m). The geological interpretation and the hydrogen (H2) results obtained using the chromatograph allowed us to identify five (5) large H 2 production reservoirs (see section below). The section below shows these 5 reservoirs. Each reservoir is covered by a doleritic layer. The depths of these five reservoirs range from shallow (between 30 -135m) to deep (1,125m to 1,500m). The lithologies from these five reservoirs are similar , they consist of carbonate rocks (marble, limestone, marl …), fine-medium and coarse porous sandstones, pelite, siltstone, breccias and conglomerates in some places. These wells made it possible to estimate the extensive area of the proven reserves of hydrogen gas which is 780 km². This area could widen with the drilling of additional wells deep enough beyond the perimeter explored.
In the field, a « passive seismic » campaign was carried out by the firm Geodynamics Research S.R.L: this is the first time this method has been tested in the Republic of Mali.
The first 200 kilometers were covered with this method: from the DJIDIENI index, via the VENIA lake to the BOURAKEBOUGOU gas index.
In short, the entire gravity anomaly of Bouger was covered by a long North-South profile and a second East-West profile.
The maps above represent the first results of the passive seismic campaign that GEODYNAMICS completed on May 25, 2008 on blocks 25 and 17.
5 potential points were identified based on the passive seismic campaign and the gravity map. These points represent high probability area for occurrence of hydrocarbons than others based on the interpretation of Geodynamics passive seismic results.
With 2 stratigraphic boreholes having reached 2000m each, we were able to confirm that we are in a sedimentary basin.
In each of the drill holes, we encountered reservoir rocks (Gre) and source rocks (Pelite, carbonate rock and limestone with dissolving cavities).
In 2009, UTS Geophysics conducted an aeromagnetic and aerogravimetry campaign covering block 17 and block 25.
In addition to the preliminary interpretation made by UTS Geophysics, two further interpretations were made at the request of the management of Hydroma Inc.
Acquisition report and data processing by Airborne Petroleum Geophysics for UTS Geophysics:
- Report (Anglais)
- Annex VI
- Annex VII
- Annex VIII
- Annex IX
- Annex X-
- Annex X-
- Annex X-
- Annex XI
- Annex XII
Interpretation By Chapman Petroleum Engineering Ltd:
Interpretation By Associated Geosciences:
After the seismic passive and airborne surveys, Hydroma Inc carried out two stratigraphic drillings (F1 and F2), reaching 2000m each. We were able to confirm that we are in a sedimentary basin.
Geological context of stratigraphic drilling (F1 and F2):
Dating analyzes and Rock Eval ™ have been done.
Total Organic Carbon Rock Eval ™ report of the 29 samples taken from the cores of stratigraphic drilling (F1 and F2):
Following the results of passive seismic, gravimetry, aeromag and stratigraphic drilling, we called on the expertise of Chapman Petroleum Engineering Ltd, from Calagary Alberta, Canada, who are experts of the oil system.
They conducted a research to modelize the oil system and set the agenda for future work.
A detailed study of the stratigraphy, sedimentology and geochemistry of F1 and F2 stratigraphic drilling has shown the correlation between the Proterozoic strata of block 25 with the rest of the Taoudenni Basin oil system.
The positive identification of the source rock in the F1 and F2 boreholes was a decisive step towards the definition of an oil system in the Bamako region,
The next step will be marked by a conventional 2D seismic, 3D seismic and drilling campaign.
Here is the list of documents and reports
- 2D and 3D seismic program
- Taoudeni Basin oil system (English)
- Geological report of blocks 17 & 25 (English)
- Report on geology work on block 25 – November 2011 (English) | Images (English)
- Geological model report – July 2011
- Microscopic analyzes of samples taken from the cores of stratigraphic drillings
During the first quarter of 2011, Associated Geosciences Ltd was commissioned to perform magnetism, resistivity, ground gravimetry and high-resolution seismic reflection work around the Bourakébougou gas well.
The objective of the surveys was to determine the stratigraphy and structural geology in the vicinity of Bourakébougou to better understand the occurrence of gas and refine the geological model in order to define drilling objectives.
Geophysical techniques used:
Resistivity (72 channel IRIS Syscal system)
High resolution reflection seismic (Geometrics seismograph – 96 channels with falling weight – 250 kg @ 6 meters)
Gravimetry (Lacoste-Romberg gravimeter)
Magnetic (GSM-19 ‘Walk mag’ – with GPS Intgr)
Rapport de gravimétrie au sol :