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Africa Oil discovers two new oil fields in Kenya

17th January 2014

The Candian company announced the discoveries from both of their oil wells onshore in Northern Kenya

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The Africa Oil Corporation has revealed that the Amosing-1 and Ewoi-1 exploration wells in Block 10BB, onshore Northern Kenya, have brought about the discovery of two new large oil fields.  

These two wells have added to the 100 percent success rate in the South Lokichar Basin which has seven out of seven discoveries to date.

Africa Oil Corp. is a Canadian oil and gas company with assets in Kenya and Ethiopia as well as Puntland, Somalia as a result of its 45 percent equity interest in Horn Petroleum Corporation.

The East African Rift Basin system is one of the final great rift basins that are being explored. Seven new significant discoveries have been announced in the Northern Kenyan basin where the company holds a 50 percent interest.

The Amosing well is situated about 7 kilometres southwest along the western basin known as the “string of pearls”. 

After logging operations conclude, the wells will be postponed for future flow testing, which will confirm the “net pay counts”.

Africa Oil currently holds a 50 percent interest in both discoveries while operator Tullow Oil plc holds the other half.

Keith Hill, president and CEO of Africa Oil remarked, “The continued success of our exploration program in northern Kenya will allow us to drive development plans forward with greater certainty.  Given that we have now had a 100% success rate on exploration prospects in the basin, we expect to see more growth in resources and more discoveries as our aggressive drilling program unfolds in 2014.” 


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