Taipan Resources Inc., through its Kenya-based subsidiary Lion Petroleum (Lion), provided the following update on drilling operations for the Badada-1 well, Block-2B, onshore Kenya.
The Badada-1 well commenced drilling operations at 14:00 GMT Jan. 7 and has been drilled to a total depth of 3,011 feet (918 meters) MDBRT (Measured Depth Below the Rotary Table) intersecting a Neogene sequence. A 20-inch casing has been set at 977 feet (298 meters) MDBRT and the well is currently drilling ahead with the 17.5-inch section to the next casing point.
The plan is to drill the well to a total depth of between 9,842 and 13,123 feet (3,000 and 4,000 meters) in order to test primary targets in Tertiary age reservoirs. Lion, the operator on Block-2B, expects the well to take up to 70 days to complete.