Africa Oil spuds Bogal-1 well in Kenya

Published Nov 10, 2009
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Africa Oil Corp. says that the Bogal-1 oil exploration well on Block 9 operated by CNOOC Limited in the Republic of Kenya spudded on October 28, 2009. The well is expected to reach total depth of 5,500 meters within approximately 6 months.

Block 9 covers an area of 27,778 square kilometers in the centre of the Anza Basin. The Anza Basin is a NW-SE trending rift basin along trend with the prolific Mesozoic play of southern Sudan. The basin is over 580 kilometers long and 150 kilometers wide with a potential prospective area in excess of 50,000 square kilometers. The basin is filled in places with more than 6,000 meters of Mesozoic and Cenozoic sediments and locally by Plio-Pleistocene basalts. Bouger and residual gravity anomalies have highlighted several sub-basins separated by intra-basin highs. Historic wells drilled in the block have proven the existence of natural gas and possibly oil.

The Company currently holds a 30% working interest in Block 9. CNOOC Limited is the operator.

Hill, President and CEO, said, “The Bogal well will be testing a new play concept that has the potential to change how technical workers have previously interpreted East Africa and the potential to place the Republic of Kenya into the ranks of African oil and gas producers. The on-time spud of Bogal reflects tremendous effort and coordination by Operator, CNOOC Limited, and we applaud their efforts to date. I look forward to positive results over the next few months”.

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