Africa Oil Corp spuds latest Kenyan exploration well

Ngamia-1 drill site - Africa OilTwiga South-1 is located 23km south of the Ngamia-1 oil discovery in Kenya. (Image source: African Oil Corp)Africa Oil Corp has spudded the Twiga South-1 exploration well in Kenya’s onshore Block 13T

The company has planned to drill the well to a total depth of 3,114 metres with the Weatherford 804 rig, which was recently used to drill the nearby Ngamia-1 oil discovery.

Africa Oil president and CEO Keith Hill said, “The Twiga South-1 well represents the next step in expanding the play northward into the Lockichar basin and proving up the ‘string of pearls’ concept along the main basin bounding fault.”

“The Ngamia-1 oil discovery has resulted in a considerable increase in the geological chance of success assigned to numerous prospects and leads, most notably in the Lokichar sub-basin,” Hill noted.

Africa Oil is working with operater Tullow Oil, who hold a 50 per cent working interest in Block 13T, on the Twiga South-1 well.

“We continue to aggressively explore with three seismic crews active and a continuous drilling programme that is expected to have three rigs under contract by the end of 2012,” Hill added.

“We expect the next 18 months to be transformational for the company as we will continuously drill high-impact exploration targets.”

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