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Kenya Oil Blocks

Emekuya-1 A Hit for Kenyan Partners

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Kenya has another discovery under its belt with the drilling of the Emekuya-1 well on Block 13T. The well was drilled by operator Tullow Oil and its partners Africa Oil Corp. and Maersk Oil.

During drilling the Emekuya-1 well, located north of the Etom-2 well, encountered around 75 meters of net oil pay in two zones.

The well was drilled by the PR Marriott Rig-46 to a total measured depth of 1,356 meters and penetrated reservoir quality Miocene sandstones which correlate to those seen in the successful Etom-2 well.

Downhole pressure measurements and fluid samples suggest that the main oil reservoir is on the same static pressure gradient as the Etom-2 well which demonstrates that a major part of the Greater Etom structure is oil-filled. The reservoir sands encountered also appear to be extensive which further de-risks the northern play area and bodes well for future exploration in the region.

The rig will be moved to drill an up-dip appraisal well on the Greater Etom structure.