Kenya Lokichar basin development threshold reached

08/12/2013
Positive results from the deepened Etuko-1 exploratory well in northwestern Kenya have indicated that oil volumes located in the Lokichar basin exceed the threshold for development studies to begin, said Tullow Oil PLC. Tullow and partner Africa Oil Corp. deepened the Etuko-1 discovery on Block 10BB to penetrate Miocene-age sandstones of the Lower Lokhone formation. The well encountered 50 m of potential net pay there in addition to the more than 40 m of net pay confirmed in the shallower Auwerwer and Upper Lokhone reservoirs. Tullow spudded Etuko-1 in May about 14 km east of Twiga South-1. Etuko-1 is the first test of the basin flank play in the eastern part of the Lokichar basin. All pa...
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