Tullow strikes oil again in Kenya basin
Anglo-Irish exploration group Tullow Oil said it has found more oil in Kenya, extending the proven reservoir significantly northwards from the South Lokichar basin in the country.
It said the Etom-1 well, sunk to a depth of 2,000 metres, is the most northerly well it has drilled in the South Lokichar basin.
Based on the result, it said it has extended an on-going 550 sq km 3D seismic survey to cover an additional 247 sq km in the northern area of the basin. Several similar prospects are due to be drilled next year.
Tullow said the Etom-1 well will now be suspended for use in future appraisal and development operations. "Continued success in appraisal of the Ngamia and Amosing fields reinforces our belief that the South Lokichar basin holds very considerable potential which we hope to replicate in additional basins," said Tullow exploration director Angus McCoss.