Africa Oil, Tullow Oil's partner in Blocks 10BB and 13T in Northern Kenya (Tullow 50% operated interest), issued the following operational updates in their quarterly results statement.
Twiga-2 sidetrack encounters 62 metres of net oil pay
"The Sakson PR5 rig is continuing drilling operations on the Twiga-2 up-dip appraisal well. The initial wellbore was drilled near the basin bounding fault and encountered some 18 metres of net oil pay within alluvial fan facies, with limited reservoir quality. A decision was therefore made to sidetrack the well away from the fault to explore north of Twiga-1 and some 62 metres of vertical net oil pay has been discovered in the Auwerwer formation, similar in quality to the initial Twiga-1 discovery. The well is currently being deepened to evaluate the Lower Lokhone potential and a testing program for this successful well is planned to be conducted later this year."