Camac Energy awards contracts for 2D seismic surveys in Kenyan blocks

oil-africaThere are five broad play types in the area that may extend onto Camac Energy’s acreage. (Image source: Eric Kounce/Wikimedia Commons)Camac Energy Kenya has granted seismic contracts for the acquisition of 2D seismic surveys on Block L1B onshore Kenya and Block L16 partly onshore and partly offshore Kenya

The US-listed firm said that the objectives of the seismic surveys are to identify the geologic prospect elements that could lead to a commercial hydrocarbon discovery and meet the obligations of the work programme.

According to Camac energy, there are five broad play types in the area that may extend onto Camac Energy’s acreage — pre-rift Permian, Lower Jurassic Karoo equivalent sequences in tilted fault blocks, Jurassic to Lower Cretaceous synrift sediments in drape and roll-over anticlines, Upper Cretaceous fans, and post-rift Tertiary sequences that include stratigraphic plays and carbonate build-up/reef targets.

Segun Omidele, senior vice-president of exploration and production, said, that the environmental and social impact assessments have been completed.

“These 2D seismic surveys will continue to advance our work programme and our understanding of the petroleum resource potential in these blocks,” Omidele added.

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