NAIROBI: TULLOW Oil, the United Kingdom-based company, expressed encouragement at its explorations projects in Kenya.
The firm is engaged activities in onshore Kenya Blocks 10BB, 13T and 10BA.
“The Epir-1 wildcat well proved the existence of a working oil system in the North Kerio Basin, encouraging us to consider further exploration activities. The Ekales-2 exploratory appraisal well is a bold step-out away from the South Lokichar Basin bounding fault with follow up potential. Continued success in the appraisal of the Ngamia and Amosing oil fields is highly encouraging as we continue with development studies for the South Lokichar Basin,” said Ngus McCoss, Exploration Director at Tullow.
The company, in a statement, said further exploration activities would be considered in the North Kerio Basin following analysis and integration of the valuable data collected from the well.
The Weatherford 804 rig drilled the Epir-1 well to a final depth of 3 057 metres. The well will be plugged and abandoned, following which the rig will move to the Ekales-2 location in the South Lokichar Basin.
The new SMP-106 rig has commenced drilling the Engomo-1 well, the first test of the prospective North Turkana Basin.
The PR Marriott 46 rig recently completed drilling the Ngamia-5, Ngamia-6 and Amosing-3 appraisal wells.
The Amosing-3 well in Block 10BB continued the successful appraisal of the Amosing oil field while acquisition of the large 951 sq km 3D seismic survey had completed over the series of significant oil discoveries in the western basin bounding fault play of the South Lokichar Basin.
SOURCE: CAJ NEWS AGENCY