Tullow Oil said it has made an oil discovery following exploration of the Erut-1 well in onshore Block 13T, northern Kenya, The Irish Times informed.

Erut-1 was drilled to a depth of 1,318 meters and it cut a 25-meter interval at a depth of 700 meters. Tullow says the overall oil column is considered to be between 100 to 125 meters, Proactive Investors reported.

The well was drilled some 10km to the north of the Etom-2 well, and it was designed to test a structural trap at the edge of the basin. As such, Tullow highlights that the well successfully shows that oil has migrated this far north which in turn de-risks multiple further exploration prospects in the area.

Tullow’s Exploration Director, Angus McCoss, stated: “Following the scheduled appraisal wells at Amosing-6 and Ngamia-10, further exploration drilling of this area is now being planned.”

The company has a 50% stake in Block 13T and Block 10BB alongside partners Africa Oil Corp and Maersk, which both own 25%.