Tullow reports ‘strong oil shows’ in northern Kenya

Tullow Oil PLC reported “strong oil shows” in cuttings and rotary sidewall cores across a 700-m interval in its Cheptuket-1 well drilled on Block 12A in the Kerio Valley basin in northern Kenya (OGJ Online, Dec. 15, 2015).

Tullow said the oil shows indicate the presence of an active petroleum system.

The well reached total depth of 3,083 m. The PR Marriott Rig-46 will be demobilized. Further exploration activities are being evaluated.

Tullow, the operator, has 40% in the block. Other parterns are Delonex Energy 40% and Africa Oil Corp. 20%.

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