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Tullow announces new Kenya oil discovery

Tullow Oil Company on Thursday announced a discovery of oil at the Etom 1 exploration well that it said extended the already proven South Lokichar Basin “significantly northwards”.

Tullow Oil Company on Thursday announced a discovery of oil at the Etom 1 exploration well that it said extended the already proven South Lokichar Basin “significantly northwards”.

Tullow said in a statement that the well, drilled 6.5 kilometres north of the previous Agete-1 discovery, had an estimated 10 metres of net oil pay.

The discovery is the most northerly to date in the South Lokichar basin, Tullow said.

It said that following the success of the basin, the South Lokichar basin would be extended to cover a further 247 square kilometres in this northern area.

The company said appraisal wells in Ngamia 3 field encountered 150 metres of net oil pay in both Auwerwer and Lokone reservoirs, while the one at Amosing 1 encountered up to 30 metres net oil pay.

“Continued success in appraisal of the Ngamia and Amosing fields reinforces our belief that the South Lokichar basin holds very considerable potential which we hope to replicate in additional basins,“ Angus McCoss, Tullow’s Exploration director, said.

He saidopening tests in neighbouring Kerio Basin would start in September.

“The next basin-opening test will be in the neighbouring Kerio Basin, with the Kodos-1 well expected to spud in early September”.