Tullow announces oil discovery in northern Kenya

Published at 04:58PM - 26/09/13

Initial results from drilling, wireline logs and samples of reservoir fluid indicate a potential net oil pay in the Upper Lokone and Auwerwer sandstone reservoirs of between 60 and 100 metres. Tullow Oil aims to conduct further flow tests to confirm productivity from these zones.

This is Tullow Oils’ fourth consecutive discovery with wildcat, in their first oil basin opened in Northern Kenya, since they started drilling in 2012. With the Ekales-1 well being located between the Twiga South-1 and Ngamia-1 oil discoveries, the reservoir properties at this location appear similar to those previously encountered.

Tullow Oil aims to move the drill rig once current operations have been completed to drill the exploration prospect Amosing-1 south of Ngamia-1.

The Ekales-1 well is jointly operated by Tullow (50%) with Africa Oil holding a 50% non-operated interest.

Also in Kenya, Tullow commenced drilling works in mid-September 2013 on the Agete-1 well, also in block 13T.

Tullow aim to a third rig to be operational in Q4 2013 and are looking to drill a further 12 well over the next 12 months.

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