Tullow discovers 'high quality' oil in Kenya
It was discovered at the Ngamia-2 well where up to 39 metres of net oil pay and 11 metres of net gas pay in what appears to be a new fault trap.
"The reservoirs were high quality with more than 200 metres of net reservoir sands with good permeability inferred from MDT sampling," the company said today.
"The well has been suspended for testing and the rig will continue to drill up to 4 additional appraisal wells in the Ngamia field area for an extended well test programme.
"A 3D seismic programme is currently being concluded over the field area which should allow for detailed mapping of the fault trends."