ERHC Energy Inc. says that ongoing interpretation of 2D seismic data on Kenya Block 11A reveals the presence of several viable leads, some with closures of up to 20 square kilometers. CEPSA as operator, along with their partner ERHC, appointed BGP for the acquisition of 1,086.6 kilometers of 2D seismic data, which was acquired between April and July 2014.
"The possibility of existence of stacked reservoirs, as seen in the Lokichar basin, could be a significant factor in computation of field volumetrics associated with these closures," said Dr. Peter Thuo, General Manager of ERHC Kenya Ltd. "Completion of the ongoing detailed seismic interpretation is expected to mature these leads into drillable prospects."
Leads of similar play types, such as the ones associated with major basin-boundary faults, have been successfully tested in the Lokichar Basin, with reserves of producing more than 600 million barrels of oil in place to date. Other significant proven fields in the region include the Muglad and Melut basins in the South Sudan with 3 billion and 2 billion barrels of oil respectively, and the Albertine Basin in Uganda with 1.7 billion barrels of oil in place.