Kenya: Africa Oil commences drilling on Erut-1 well

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Africa Oil (AO) has announced the recommencement of drilling on the Erut-1 well in Block 13T in Kenya as earlier reported.

The Erut-1 well, which was drilled on December 18th, is located on a large structural feature, north of the South Lokichar basin and is considered as a follow up well to the successful Etom-2 well which encountered 102m of net pay that had some of the best reservoir characteristics seen so far in the basin, according to Oil News Kenya.

Erut-1 is the first well in a firm four well program, with the potential for further four contingent follow on wells expected to continue through H1 of 2017.

“We are excited to get back to drilling and particularly interested in the first two wells in the program which will test exploration prospects in the northern portion of the Lokichar Basin opened up by the Etom discovery. These wells, and the follow up appraisal wells at Amosing and Ngamia, are important steps in moving the Lokichar development project forward,” Keith Hill (photo), Africa Oil’s CEO, said.


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