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Tullow Oil, Africa Oil strike more oil in Kenya’s Blocks 10BB and 13T

The Ngamia field continued to register positive results with the Ngamia 7 appraisal well which was drilled to test the Ngamia oil field’s eastern flank encountering up to 130 metres of net oil pay while Ngamia-8 appraisal encountered up to 200 metres of net oil pay in line with pre-drill expectations. According to the joint …

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Statoil makes eighth natural gas discovery in Block 2 offshore Tanzania

Statoil has announced that the Mdalasini-1 exploration well has resulted in a new natural gas discovery offshore Tanzania encountering an additional 1.0-1.8 trillion cubic feet (tcf*) of natural gas in place in the Mdalasini-1 well. The new gas discovery that has been made in Tertiary and Cretaceous sandstones brings the total of in-place volumes up …

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Tullow, Africa Oil see positive appraisal activity in North Western Kenya

Block 10BB Tullow Oil operator and joint venture partner Africa Oil have reported that the Ngamia 7 well located approximately 1.2 kilometres east of Ngamia-3 and was drilled to test the eastern flank of the Ngamia field encountered up to 132 metres of net oil pay and expanded the proven extent of the field. Static …

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Tullow, Africa Oil discover more oil in Northern Kenya

[twitter-follow screen_name=’oilnewskenya’] Tullow Oil and Africa oil have announced that they have struck more oil in North Western Kenya at the Amosing 3, Ngamia 5 and Ngamia 6 appraisal wells. According to Africa Oil Ngamia-5 which is located 500 metres northeast of the Ngamia-1 discovery well in a different fault compartment and encountered 160 to …

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Tembo 1 well plugged and abandoned after minimal success

[twitter-follow screen_name=’oilnewskenya’] After a number of delays Wentworth Resources has announced that drilling operations of the Tembo-1 well have now completed and with the well having reached to a total depth of 4,553 meters (4,401 meters True Vertical Depth Sub Sea) and reached TD in Jurassic aged sediments with petrophysical analysis of the Cretaceous section …

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Mixed luck for Tullow Oil, Africa Oil in Northern Kenya

Tullow Oil has reported more oil finds as well as a number of disappointments in its latest Kenya exploration and appraisal update that included the first wildcat exploration well in the Kerio basin. In the first well drilled in the Kerio Basin, northeast of the successful South Lokichar Basin, Kodos-1 exploration wildcat in Block 10BB …

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Statoil, Exxon Mobil discover an additional 1.2TCF in Giligiliani-1 well offshore Tanzania

Statoil and co-venturer Exxon Mobil have announced that the Giligiliani-1 exploration well has resulted in a new natural gas discovery offshore Tanzania. The discovery of an additional 1.2 trillion cubic feet of natural gas in place in the Giligiliani-1 well brings the total of in-place volumes up to approximately 21 tcf in block 2. The …

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Cairn Energy, FAR announce oil discovery Senegal

Cairn together with its joint venture partners FAR ConocoPhillips 35% and Petrosen have announced that the FAN-1 exploration well, offshore Senegal, has discovered oil. The well, located in 1,427 metres water depth and approximately 100 kilometres offshore in the Sangomar Deep block reached a Target Depth of 4,927 m and was targeting multiple stacked deepwater fans. Preliminary analysis indicates: 29m of net oil bearing reservoir in Cretaceous sandstones No water contact …

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Ophir Energy discovers 1.03TCF of gas in Tanzania’s Kamba and Fulusi prospects

Ophir Energy has  announced Kamba-1 well in Block 4 has resulted in gas discoveries of 1.03TCF in the Kamba and Fulusi prospects. The well was drilled by the Deepsea Metro I drillship in a water depth of 1,379m to a total depth of 3,969m with the twin objectives of intersecting the Paleocene-aged Fulusi prospect (a …

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Tullow Oil, Africa Oil appraisal activities in North Western Kenya successful

[twitter-follow screen_name=’oilnewskenya’] Tullow Oil plc and its partner Africa Oil have announced a new round of successful results from a series of exploration, appraisal and testing activities conducted in Blocks 10BB and 13T onshore Kenya. Amosing-2 appraisal well The Amosing-2 well in Block 10BB is the first appraisal well on the Amosing field discovered in …

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