Africa Oil Corp spuds well in Kenya’s Lokichar Basin

oilwell kenya-iancu justin sxc.huThe well is being drilled by the Weatherford #804 rig. (Image source: Iancu Justin/sxc.hu)Africa Oil Corp has announced that an oilwell has spud on its Ekales Prospect, located in Block 13T, in the Lokichar Basin onshore Kenya

The Ekales-1 well has a planned total depth of 2,500 metres and is expected to take approximately two months to drill and evaluate, company sources said.

The prospect is a three-way fault closure against the main basin bounding fault and is located between and approximately 15km northwest of the Ngamia discovery and seven kilometres south of the Twiga discovery along the ‘string of pearls’ trend.

Keith Hill, chief executive officer of Africa Oil Corp, said, “The Ekales Prospect is probably one of the lowest risk prospects in our inventory.

“The proximity and similarity to the existing Ngamia and Twiga discoveries give us a high degree of confidence that we will find oil and continue to build the discovered resources necessary for commercial volume threshold,” he added. 

The well is currently being drilled by the Weatherford #804 rig. The Canadian oil and gas company holds a 50 per cent working interest in this prospect along with operator Tullow Oil.

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