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Tullow Oil notes Emekuya-1 oil discovery in Kenya

17 May 2017 07:21

Tullow Oil said the Emekuya-1 well in Block 13T, northern Kenya has encountered around 75m of net oil pay in two zones.

Emekuya-1 is located 2.5 km north of Etom-2 and had the objective of drilling a fault block on the flank of the Greater Etom structure.

The well was drilled by the PR Marriott Rig-46 to a total measured depth of 1356 metres and penetrated reservoir quality Miocene sandstones that correlated to those seen in the successful Etom-2 well.

Downhole pressure measurements and fluid samples suggested the main oil reservoir was on the same static pressure gradient as the Etom-2 well, which demonstrated that a major part of the Greater Etom structure is oil-filled.

"The reservoir sands encountered also appear to be extensive which further de-risks the northern play area and bodes well for future exploration in the region," said Tullow.

"The rig will be moved to drill an up-dip appraisal well on the Greater Etom structure. Tullow operates Blocks 13T and 10BB with 50% equity and is partnered by Africa Oil Corporation and Maersk Oil both with 25%."

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