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Logs from China Natiional Offshore Oil Corp’s Bogal-1-1 exploratory well in north-central Kenya’s Anza basin indicate the well cut multiple gas pay zones totaling 91 m in Lower Cretaceous sandstones, one participant said.

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, May 11
– Logs from China Natiional Offshore Oil Corp’s Bogal-1-1 exploratory well in north-central Kenya’s Anza basin indicate the well cut multiple gas pay zones totaling 91 m in Lower Cretaceous sandstones, one participant said.

The companies set 7-in. casing and are mobilizing test equipment to Kenya Block 9 from China, said Africa Oil Corp. Total de4pth is 5,085 m. Depth of the gas pays wasn’t disclosed.

Africa Oil said, “The size and commerciality has yet to be determined by testing, however the initial analysis highlights the excellent prospectivity of the block. Following evaluation of the test results, the joint venture partners will meet to discuss the plan for potential Bogal appraisal work in addition to exploring marketing scenarios to best commercialize gas in East Africa.”

Meanwhile, Africa Oil signed a letter of intent to award a contract to China’s Bureau of Geophysical Prospecting to shoot 1,350 line-km of seismic on its Block 10BB and Block 10A projects in Kenya. Drilling in these blocks is expected in 2011.

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