Tullow Oil has announced that the Etom-2 well in Block 13T, Northern Kenya, has encountered 102 metres of net oil pay in two columns.
The objective of the well was to explore the north flank of the Etom structure in an untested fault block identified by recent 3D seismic. Oil samples, sidewall cores and wire line logging all indicate the presence of high API oil in the best quality reservoir encountered in the South Lokichar Basin to date.
Tullow says additional prospectivity identified on the 3D seismic in the Etom Field area and in the northern portion of the basin, including the Erut and Elim prospects, will now be considered as part of the future exploration drilling program.
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An Indian investor plans to transport oil products between Kisumu and Port Bell in Uganda via Lake Victoria in a bid to cut high costs incurred moving the commodity by road.
Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC) acting managing director Flora Okoth says discussions have been going on with the Indian firm Mahati, which has won an 18-month contract with the government of Uganda for the supply of oil.
Ms Okoth says the move, if successfully executed, will cut the number of trucks on the road coming from Uganda to collect fuel in Kenya.
“We have been in discussion with an Indian investor so that he can start evacuating oil from our depot in Kisumu to Uganda via Port Bell,” said Ms Okoth in an interview with Shipping& Logistics.
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