Tullow Oil PLC has spudded the Twiga South-1 exploratory well on Block 13T onshore Kenya.
Planned total depth is 3,114 m. The well targets the same structural trend and reservoirs as Tullow’s recent Ngamia-1 oil discovery 23 km to the south. Block 13% is in northwestern Kenya along the border with Uganda.
Tullow has a 50% working interest in Twiga South, and Africa Oil Corp., Vancouver, BC, has 50%.
Africa Oil said the Paipai-1 well on Block 10A in northern Kenya is on track to spud in early September using a rig being mobilized from Mombassa. And in Ethiopia, Tullow’s rig contract negotiations are nearing conclusion for an exploratory drilling campaign that will start with the Sabisa-1 well on the South Omo block by the end of 2012.