Tullow, Africa Oil to drill up to 6 basin openers in Northern Kenya in 2015

 

Tullow Oil and Africa Oil say they plan to drill 6 basin openers in North Western Kenya’s North Lokichar basin, Kerio basin as well as in North Turkana according to the latest presentation by Africa Oil.

Of the six wells 4 of them are set to spud in Q1 including Epir-1 and Engomo-1 both of which have began drilling in North Kerio and North Turkana while North Samaki and Tausi in North Turkana and North Lokichar are both set to start drilling this quarter.

In South Kerio and the Kerio Valley are however expected to start drilling in mid 2015 and Q3 respectively.
The six basin openers are just some of the over a dozen wells including drill outs and appraisal wells expected in 2015.

The two partners who share Blocks 10BA, 10BB and 13T also plan to have 3 drill outs at Ekales deep, Amosing North and Ekosowan-2.

On the appraisal programme that will target the Lokichar basin results are being awaited on the results of Ngamia-5 and Ngamia-6 appraisal wells the appraisal of Amosing-3 and Ngamia-7 is set for this quarter while that of Amosing-4 is expected in Q2 2015.

Another 5 contingent wells are planned in the second half of 2015 including a possible Twiga-3 and Ngamia-8 as well as two more wells in Block 13T and one in Block 10BB.

The first extended well testing is planned in Amosing and Ngamia in Q1 and Q2 through to Q3 2015 respectively.

Author: Samuel Kamau Mbote

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