Tullow Oil will in October commence acquisition of 2D seismic in two adjacent blocks it operates in Northern Kenya namely Block 12A and 12B OilNews Kenya has learnt.
Tullow Oil which has 100 percent participating interest in Block 12B hopes to better understand several identified prospects ahead of drilling with Ahero A already identified as a lead prospect in the block located in the Nyanza Graben.
In Block 12A where the company drilled the unsuccessful Cheptuket well in 2016 the company hopes to better understand the block and map other prospects
The seismic will replace the other planned FTG programme over the two blocks in mid 2016 to gain further data on these prospective areas.
The Ministry of Energy and Petroleum had earlier approved a new work programme submitted by the then joint venture partners involving carrying out a Full-Tensor Gravity (“FTG”) Survey over the block to optimise the location of the exploration well and thereby maximise its chances of success in March 2016.
As per the earlier announcement by then joint venture partners in block 12B Tullow Oil and Swala Oil FTG work would be carried out in conjunction with reprocessing of the 2014 seismic to improve the character of the sediment fill below the basalts, as demonstrated by Swala’s work in late 2015.