Tullow Oil plc announced Wednesday that the Emekuya-1 well in Block 13T, Northern Kenya, has hit oil. The well encountered around 245 feet of net oil pay in two zones, according to a company statement quoted by Rigzone.
Emekuya-1, situated 1.5 miles north of Etom-2, had the objective of drilling a fault block on the flank of the Greater Etom structure.
The well was drilled to a total measured depth of 4,448 feet and penetrated reservoir quality Miocene sandstones, which correlate to those seen in the successful Etom-2 well, Tullow stated.
“The Emekuya-1 exploratory appraisal well has made an important discovery in the northern part of the South Lokichar Basin,” Angus McCoss, Tullow exploration director, said in a company statement.
“This well has proven oil charge across a significant part of the Greater Etom structure and we are very encouraged by the quality and particularly the regional extent of the reservoir. We now look forward to the remainder of the Kenya exploration and appraisal campaign in support of the ongoing work to prepare this important asset for Full Field Development,” he added.
Tullow operates Blocks 13T and 10BB with 50 percent equity and is partnered by Africa Oil Corporation and Maersk Oil, both with 25 percent. (source: Rigzone)