Tullow Oil unsuccessful in Kenya’s Agete 2 well in Block 13T

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Tullow Oil has announced that the Agete 2 down dip appraisal well in block 13T that was being drilled by Weatherford 804 has encountered only water bearing reservoirs.

According to the company Agete–2 is 2.2 kilometers south east of Agete-1 will be the second unsuccessful well by Tullow Oil in the Lokichar basin this year after the Ekunyuk-1 well in the eastern flank encountered only 5 meters of oil pay.

Following the result the company says it will continue in the third quarter of 2014 with the Etom-1 exploration wildcat well in the north of the Basin which also falls in block 13T.

The company also says it will be testing three sub basins in the second half of 2014 including Kodos-1 in the central Kerio basin, Epir-1 well in North Kerio basin, Engomo-1 in North Turkana basin, with another five sub basins to be tested by the end of 2015.

In the west of South Lokichar basin Tullow says it is conducting a 3D seismic programme to gain detailed mapping of the fault trends and better understand the resource potential and progress to the development strategy.

Despite the company’s tough luck in Agete-2 the company has recorded positive results in the first half of 2014 including testing operations and drill stem tests that put the flow of Ekale-1 well at over 1000 barrels per day and Agete-1 at 500 barrels per day.

The SMP-5 rig is currently testing the Ewoi-1 well which is estimated to hold between 20 and 80 meters of net oil pay to determine its flow.

During the same period the company discovered 62 meters of net oil pay at Twiga-2 appraisal well.

Tullow operates the Agete-2 well with a 50% interest and Africa Oil (50%) has a non-operated interest.

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Author: Samuel Kamau Mbote

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