By Sa’ad Bashir, East African Correspondent, in Dar es Salaam
It’s not clear if other companies, apart from Tullow and partners, will drill any more wells in Kenya in 2017. But Tullow and its JV partners have confirmed that three wells are planned. Drilling is underway in one of them, to test an undrilled fault block adjacent to the Ekales field.
The Ngamia-11 appraisal well will be drilled and completed for use in an extended water flood pilot test in conjunction with the Early Oil Pilot Scheme (EOPS) and the Etete exploration well is planned to test a prospect adjacent to the Greater Etom structure.
Tullow says that further locations are currently under evaluation to be added to the programme.
Water injection testing on the Amosing and Ngamia fields has been successfully demonstrated and underpins the feasibility of water injection for the development of these fields.
Africa Oil Corp. has a 25% working interest in Blocks 10BB and 13T with Tullow Oil plc (50% and Operator) and Maersk Olieog Gas A/S (25%) holding the remaining interests.