Tullow finds Uganda's shallowest oil to date

Tullow Oil said its Kigogole-1 exploration well, the fifth successive discovery in 5 months in Uganda's Butiaba region along Lake Victoria, found light, sweet, movable oil in reservoirs just below 400 m.

Sep 9th, 2008

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Sept. 9 -- Tullow Oil PLC said its Kigogole-1 exploration well, the fifth successive discovery in 5 months in Uganda's Butiaba region along Lake Victoria, found light, sweet, movable oil in reservoirs just below 400 m.

This is the shallowest section in which oil has been encountered in Uganda, the company said.

The well on Block 2 about 1.5 km from the crest of the structure went to TD 616 m and encountered two oil zones with a net pay of 10 m (see map, OGJ, Feb. 11, 2008, p. 36).

Kigogle-1, about 10 km northeast of the Kasamene-1 discovery, is the third test on the Victoria Nile delta play in the Lake Albert Rift basin. Well results have confirmed the presence of good quality reservoir and seals in this area and upgraded several adjacent prospects that will be tested during the 2009 Butiaba drilling campaign, Tullow Oil said.

The company suspended Kigogole-1 as a potential future production well. The rig is to move to drill three exploration wells on Block 1, the first of which is on the Warthog prospect adjacent to Kasamene-1.

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