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Australian firm concludes oil exploration

20 June 2014, 15:52

Nairobi - Simba Energy, the Australian company conducting oil exploration in Northern Kenya, has announced that it has completed the flight programme portion of the survey at Block 2A.

Simba, which holds 100 percent of Block 2A, announced that the FTG (full Tencor Fradiometry) survey’s preliminary data had identified 11 high ranking and sizeable anomalies in the portions of the Mandera (5) and Anza (6) basins lying within Simba's concession and that the survey has enabled it to better target and reduce the area of exploration.

The company said that final results of interpretations of the survey were expected before the end of July.

Simba Energy’s Chief Executive Officer, Robert Dinning, said with the FTG, they were now able to better the target and reduce the area that would otherwise need to be covered by the 2D seismic program being planned as part of the selection process to locate the first test well sites on Block 2A.

“The final FTG results in Block 2A will lend support to our discussions with potential farm-in partners,” stated Dinning.

Bell Geospace is the company contracted by Simba Energy to conduct the FTG survey.
Dr Colm Murphy, a Senior Geoscientist with Bell Geospace, said that over the past few years, Bell Geospace’s patented technology had proven to be an invaluable tool at a number of recent discoveries in East Africa.

“Backed with these data sets and others within the region, our FTG survey at Simba's Block 2A has yielded a number of very encouraging and high ranking targets that compare favourably with those of recent discoveries,” said Murphy.

 – CAJ News

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