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Tullow Oil Hits Dry Well at Kenya’s Block 13T Etiir-1

The Etiir-1 exploration well, which targeted a large, shallow, structural closure immediately to the west of the Greater Etom structure, spudded in late June and dry with no material reservoir development or shows encountered according to block operator Tullow Oil in its latest half year results update. According to the Irish explorer the Etiir-1 exploration, …

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Tullow Oil Announces Oil Discovery at Kenya’s Emekuya well

Tullow Oil has announced that the Emekuya-1 well in Block 13T, Northern Kenya has encountered around 75 metres of net oil pay in two zones. Emekuya-1 well drilled by the PR Marriott Rig-46 to a total measured depth of 1,356 metres is located 2.5 km north of Etom-2 and had the objective of drilling a …

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Tarach 1 Well Now classified as Dry – CEPSA

The Tarach 1 well drilled in April 2016 was dry as earlier reported by OilNews Kenya according to the latest SEC filing by joint venture partner ERHC. “Operator analysis of the results if the Tarach-1 well shows that it did not encounter any reservoirs. The operator has therefore classified Tarach-1 a dry well.” ERHC says …

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Ntorya 2 Results Meet The Requirements For A Declaration Of Commerciality

Aminex has confirmed that the Ntorya-2 appraisal well drilled in the onshore Ruvuma Basin of Mtwara Licence has now been successfully tested and is being suspended for future production. According to Aminex the well was perforated over a gross interval of 34 metres and underwent a testing programme for a period of 160 hours and …

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Production Testing Commences at Ntorya-2 well in Tanzania

Ruvuma PSA Block operator Aminex has announced that production testing on the recently drilled Ntorya-2 appraisal well commenced over the weekend and gas is now flowing to surface. According to Aminex the well will be tested with a variety of flow rates and choke sizes to determine the optimal deliverability of the well for production …

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Aminex Discovers Gas In Tanzania’s Ntorya-2 Well

Aminex has announced that the Ntorya-2 appraisal well located at the Ruvuma Production Sharing Agreement has been successfully drilled to a depth of approximately 2,750 metres and encountered a gross gas bearing reservoir unit of approximately 51 metres at 2,596 metres drilling depth. According to Aminex the preliminary petrophysical analysis of the Logging While Drilling …

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Tullow Oil discovers oil in Kenya’s Block 13T Erut Well

Tullow Oil plc has announced that the Erut-1 well in, Northern Kenya, has discovered a gross oil interval of 55 metres with 25 metres of net oil pay at a depth of 700 metres. The overall oil column for the field is considered to be 100 to 125 metres. The objective of the well which …

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Dodsal Resources to invest $300 million in Tanzania’s Ruvu Basin

Dubai based Dodsal Resources has said it will to invest another US$300 million in Tanzania over the next 24 months to support its exploration and production activities, including implementation of an Early Production System to bring Gas to the market. This will be the single largest investment by the company that has to date invested …

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Dodsal strikes gas in Tanzania’s Ruvu Basin

Tanzanian newspapers are reporting that United Arab Emirates based exploration firm Dodsal Resources has discovered natural gas in the Ruvu basin estimated to be 2.17 trillion cubic feet. The firm that signed the Production Sharing Agreement with the Government of Tanzania on October 23, 2007 is said to have discovered the gas in July 2015 …

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Emesek-1 exploration well in Kenya’s North Turkana basin Disappoints

The Emesek-1 exploration well also known as the Tausi prospect located in the North Turkana basin in Block 13T failed to encounter any oil and will be plugged and abandoned. The Emesek-1 well which was also the North Turkana basin opener spud in mid-October drilled to a depth of 3000 meters did not encounter commercial hydrocarbons according …

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