Kenya

China National Offshore Oil Corp. plans to spud the Bogal-1-1 exploratory well on Block 9 in Kenya’s north-central Anza basin at the end of October 2009, said Africa Oil Corp., Vancouver, BC.

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Sept. 15
– China National Offshore Oil Corp. plans to spud the Bogal-1-1 exploratory well on Block 9 in Kenya’s north-central Anza basin at the end of October 2009, said Africa Oil Corp., Vancouver, BC.

The well will target Jurassic reefal limestone and Cretaceous sandstones with a projected total depth of 5,000 m. Numerous other prospects have also been identified on the block.

Interpretation of reprocessed vintage seismic data from Africa Oil-operated Block 10A is under way. The new data provide a clearer image of vast subbasins on the block. To supplement the existing data, 750 line-km of new 2D seismic will be shot.

A technical reevaluation of Africa Oil-operated Block 10BB is under way. As the block has the existing Loperot oil discovery, various exploration strategies such as appraisal drilling, offset exploration drilling, and conventional 2D or 3D seismic are being considered. Seismic acquisition is to start in the second quarter of 2010.

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