Tullow to drill Etom-2 in South Lokichar basin in Kenya

Tullow Oil PLC said its Emesek-1 exploration well in the North Lokichar basin in northern Kenya reached 3,000 m “without encountering commercial hydrocarbons.”

The well on Block 13T “provides valuable data as we assess the wider prospectivity of this basin,” said Angus McCoss, Tullow’s exploration director (OGJ Online, Mar. 11, 2015). McCoss said it was the first well to be drilled in the basin.

Tullow has 50% of Block 13T, and Africa Oil Corp. has 50%.

The PR Marriott 46 rig will move to the South Lokichar basin to drill the Etom-2 well, which is expected to spud in late November.

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