Tullow Oil has success with Kigogole-3 well in Uganda

Uchenna Izundu
OGJ International Editor

LONDON, June 16 -- Tullow Oil PLC, London, will suspend its Kigogole-3 exploration well as a future oil-producer following the discovery of more than 20 m of net pay from two separate zones on Uganda’s Block 2.

The well reached 575 m TD and encountered “excellent” reservoir sands. The Kasamene-type reservoir sands were in the lower zone with more than 15 m of net oil pay. Thin-bedded oil-bearing sands also were found in another 5 m total net reservoir section above the 15 m main reservoir interval.

Angus McCoss, exploration director at Tullow Oil, said this discovery in the Butiaba region of Block 2 reaffirms the exceptional quality of the prospects within the Victoria Nile Delta play. “We are steadily drilling our prospect inventory in this region and this continued success is enabling us to make significant progress on new leads and prospects. The ongoing campaign will help us define the ultimate limits of this very prolific petroleum system,” McCoss said.

Kigogole-3 was drilled southwest of the Kigogole-1 oil discovery. The company said these results lower the risks of some of the adjacent prospects to be drilled later this year on Blocks 1 and 2.

Tullow Oil will now drill the Wahrindi prospect, which is 13 km to the southwest of this well. Drilling is to start later this month, close to the shore of Lake Albert. This well will be drilled to a depth of about 1,300 m.

Contact Uchenna Izundu at uchennai@pennwell.com.

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