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Tullow hits dry well Ethiopia’s Tultule-1

Tullow Oil plc (Tullow) announces that the Tultule-1 wildcat well in the South Omo block onshore Ethiopia, has reached a total depth of 2,101 metres and will be plugged and abandoned as a dry hole. The well was targeting a reservoir section similar to the sands drilled in the nearby Sabisa-1 well where oil shows were …

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Africa Oil Q3 2013 Operations update – KENYA

The Company and its operating partners in the Kenyan blocks are actively exploring for oil as described below. Block 10BB Based on the very positive results at Ngamia-1 on Block 10BB in 2012, the Company and its partner, Tullow, have accelerated the pace of exploration along the Ngamia trend in Block 10BB and Block 13T. …

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Tullow Oil to conduct well testing in Ethiopia

Story by KALEYESUS BEKELE – The British Oil company that is prospecting for oil in South Omo basin in South Ethiopia, Tullow Oil, is to conduct well testing in the second oil exploration well named Tultule-1. Tullow Oil started drilling Tultule1 last September. Reliable sources told The Reporter that the drilling crew had reached the targeted …

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Oil search gets boost with new drilling in Northern Kenya

By Business Daily – Canadian oil and gas explorer Africa Oil Corp awarded Weatherford International Ltd a contract for a drilling rig for an exploration well it plans to sink in northern Kenya, with its partners, later in the year. The exploration firm and its joint venture partners hold exploration licences in Kenya, Ethiopia and …

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Oil opportunities in Africa

Oil opportunities in Africa By KPMG Africa Africa is presently enjoying an upward growth curve, and part of the reason for this is its large new oil discoveries. The oil industry is a big mover and shaker and so development in this sector could, if done right, mean increased employment, increased foreign skill and capital investment, boosted trade …

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Oryx Petroleum not fruitful in Congo Brazzaville

The Jasper Explorer Drillship spudded the H-1 well targeting the Horse prospect (formerly Ma) in early September and reached a total depth of 5,522 metres in late November. The well was drilled in 1,038 metres of water 80 kilometres offshore Congo (Brazzaville) in the western portion of the Haute Mer A license area. Primary targets were the …

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Statoil makes another high-impact natural gas discovery offshore Tanzania

Statoil and co-venturer ExxonMobil has today announced its fifth discovery in Block 2 offshore Tanzania. The discovery of an additional 2-3 trillion cubic feet (Tcf)* of natural gas in place in the Mronge-1 well brings the total of in-place volumes up to 17-20 Tcf in Block 2. Mronge-1 is drilled by the drillshipDiscoverer Americas, and …

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Bowleven’s oil exploration survey in Kenya’s Block 11B encouraging

Bowleven plc an independent exploration and development company with interest in Kenya and Cameroon has announced that it a survey carried over block 11B shows positive signs. A communication from the company today said it had almost completed the airborne geophysical survey (FTG) over Block 11B is now largely complete and initial findings were that …

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Bowleven gets Zambia exploration blocks

Following participation in the recent Zambian license round Bowleven has been notified by the Ministry of Mines, Energy and Water Development that bids for exploration blocks 25, 28 and 29 have been successful. Following this notification, and as part of the formality of the award process, we have now applied for the Petroleum Exploration Licenses …

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Uganda to receive $100 Billion From Oil

Story by: East Africa Business Week Uganda will earn close to $100 billion as its potential share of oil resources, a Tullow Uganda Country Report released last week shows.The Country Report indicates that once production begins, the government’s potential share will be $50 billion representing about 80% of the oil revenues after exploration costs are …

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