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More oil discovered at Kenyan well

08th May 2012

Africa-focused British firm finds more oil in Kenyan well

20 metres of net oil pay has already been enountered at the same Kenyan well

Tullow Oil Plc has found more oil in a well it is drilling in Kenya after striking the country's first-ever oil discovery in March.

A total net oil pay in excess of 100 metres had been found across multiple reservoir zones in the Ngamia-1 well it is drilling on Block 10BB with its partner Africa Oil Corp, said the company on Monday.

The well, which is in Kenya's far northern county of Turkana, had so far been drilled to a depth of 1,515 metres, said Tullow.

"A total pay count greater than 100 metres has now been discovered over a gross oil-bearing interval of 650 metres," according to a statement.

The company in March encountered in excess of 20 metres of net oil pay after drilling to a depth of 1,041 metres.

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