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Saturday 20 September 2014

Tullow strikes oil at two of its wells in Kenya

Published 16/05/2014 | 02:30

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Tullow Oil's Aidan Heavey said the company had found oil at two wells at a site in Kenya. Photo: Mark Condren
Tullow Oil's Aidan Heavey said the company had found oil at two wells at a site in Kenya. Photo: Mark Condren

TULLOW Oil said it found oil at two wells at a site in Kenya.

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Aidan Heavey's Tullow and its partner Africa Oil said that its Twiga-2 appraisal well had found 62 metres of net oil pay north of the companies' Twiga-1 well, which had previously encountered some 18 metres of net oil pay with limited reservoir quality.

The companies also reported that their Ekunyuk-1 well had encountered some five 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.

"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," said exploration director Angus McCross.

The drilling results will be particularly welcome given last month's disappointing outcome in Tullow's exploration campaign off the coast of Mauritania with the company abandoning a second well in the area.

Irish Independent

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