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Tullow confirms local oil potential

15 May 2014, 14:41

Nairobi - Africa Oil, Tullow Oil’s partner in Blocks 10BB and 13T in Northern Kenya, is upbeat about the oil opportunities in the East African country.

Angus McCoss, Exploration Director, Tullow Oil plc, announced that the Twiga-2 exploratory sidetrack had encountered material oil-bearing sandstone reservoirs north of Twiga-1.

“The combined results from Twiga-2 and its successful sidetrack confirm the resource potential and have given us valuable insights for the locations of future exploration and development wells. The Ekunyuk-1 well encountered the best developed reservoir sands so far on the east flank, although at this location the trap appears to be incompletely formed," McCoss said.

"Additionally, the presence of a thick extensive oil shale gives us new options to study the basin’s substantial unconventional oil potential,” he added.

He said Ekunyuk-1 found best sands on eastern flank although lacks trap.

“The Ekunyuk-1 well is located on the eastern flank, on trend with recent discoveries at Etuko and Ewoi. The well has now reached a final total depth of 1 802 metres and has encountered some 5 metres of net oil pay, within approximately 150 metres of reservoir quality water-bearing sandstone and an equal thickness of a basin-wide rich oil shale. This rig will now be moved to the Agete-2 location," he said.

 – CAJ News
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