Tullow Oil Plc, the London-based oil explorer in Africa announced that the potential size of oil resources discovered in northern Kenya’s Etom-2 well increased, Bloomberg reported.
Tullow said in a statement that the Etom-2 well encountered 102 meters of net oil pay in two columns. The company has found about 2.3b barrels of resources in East Africa with discoveries in Kenya and Uganda. The found oil is undeveloped and Tullow with partners debate the route of an export pipeline.
The exploratory dig was to develop untested Etom structure identified by recently collected 3D seismic data. According to the findings, it contains high API oil in the best quality reservoir in the South Lokichar Basin to date. Tullow added that the Erut and Elim areas of the basin will be considered for a future exploration drilling program, Rigzone informed.