On 17 January from Vancouver, Canada, Africa oil Corporation announced the discovery of oil in the Erut-1 well in Kenya
Africa Oil has announced that the Erut-1 well in Block t, Northern Kenya, has discovered a gross oil interval of 55 metres with 25 metres of net oil pay at a depth of 700 mwtres. The overall oil column for this field is between 100 and 125 metres.
The well was drilled with the objective of testing a structural trap at the northern limit of the South Lokichar basin. Erut-1 was drilled 10km north of the Etom-2 well and they share important characteristics.
Fluid samples and wireline logging indicate the presence of oil, with the work on Erut-i successfully proving that oil has migrated to the northern limit of the South Lokichar basin.
The PR Marriott Rig-46 drilled the Erut-1 well to a finakl depth of 1,317 metres and it is slated to move to the southern part of Block 10BB, where it will spud the Amosing-6 appraisal well.
Africa Oil CEO Keith Hill said, "We are very pleased with this result which further confirms the potential of the northern portion of the Lokichar Basin unlocked by the Etom-2 discovery. We are very keen to expand our current drilling program to test additional prospects in the area which have now been de-risked by this discovery."