Tullow Oil, Africa Oil Corp & Maersk Oil Discover More Oil in Northern Kenya

Oil exploration group Tullow Oil together with its exploration partners Africa Oil Corp and Maersk Oil have announced that they have made more oil discovery in Block 10BB in the northernmost end of the South Lokichar basin.

The companies said they had found  a gross oil interval of 35 metres of net gas and oil pay in the Amosing-6 well while Ngamia-10 was drilled in an untested fault compartment and encountered 65 metres of net oil pay.

They also announced that they had completed the drilling of the Ngamia-10 well and they are preparing to drill the fourth well of this campaign, the Emekuya exploration well. This well is likely to spud in early May.

“The Joint Venture partners have decided to extend the current exploration and appraisal campaign by a further three wells.  The additional wells will explore further the Greater Etom complex, test an undrilled fault block adjacent to the Ekales field and drill the Ngamia-11 well which will be used for an extended water flood pilot test in conjunction with the Early Oil Pilot Scheme (EOPS).” read a statement obtained by Kenyan Wall Street from the Toronto Stock Exchange exchange where Africa Oil Corp is listed.

In the Nothern Kenya Joint Venture, Africa Oil Corp. has a 25% working interest in Blocks 10BB and 13T with Tullow Oil plc (50% and Operator) and Maersk Olie og Gas A/S (25%) holding the remaining interests.

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