US explorer, Erin Energy, announced it was still seeking farm-in partners for Kenya ultra-deep water offshore blocks, L-27 and L-28, Energy-pedia News reported. Erin Energy has full interest in the two blocks and is required to acquire process and interpret 1,500 sq. km of 3D seismic data.
The company said a farm-in partner to share exploration costs and risks will help it focus on the most prospective of the Kenyan assets. In September 2015, Erin Energy obtained an eighteen-month extension of the initial exploration period (IEP) of blocks L-27 and L28, which finishes early 2017, informed Oil News Kenya.
The blocks , which are located at water depths of 7200 to 14700ft, have already seen the acquisition of 2D seismic processed by WesternGeco, a division of Schlumberger with the Geoscience and Engineering Team. Several leads that are analogous to hydrocarbon discoveries in the greater East African area were identified.
Additionally, the company identified a number of potential leads to pursue after completing the interpretations of 2D seismic data acquired on its onshore blocks L1B and L16, and it is currently designing additional targeted 2D seismic to be acquired in 2017 to provide a better understanding of the identified leads.