Tullow releases Turkana’s Ngamia-1 well test flow results

Last updated on 15 Apr 2013 17:31

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By Standard Digital Reporter

Nairobi, Kenya: British oil exploration firm Tullow has announced that results from first flow test on Ngamia-1 well in Turkana has revealed it can produce 281 barrels of oil per day (bopd).

Tullow Oil Plc stated that the results was the first of six Ngamia-1 tests flows and proved potential for commercial oil production.

Said the Tullow Oil statement posted on its website: "The first irst of six Ngamia-1 well tests flows at 281 bopd
At the Ngamia-1 well in Block 10BB in Kenya, the first of six drill stem tests has now been completed. The test was carried out in the Lower Lokhone formation. The well flowed 281 barrels of 30 degree API oil per day using a Progressive Cavity Pump.

"The other tests will be carried out in the Auwerwer reservoirs (formerly Upper Lokhone) which produced very well in the recent tests at the Twiga South-1 well. The mobilization of the drilling rig from Paipai in Block 10A to the Etuko (previously Kamba) location in Block 10BB in Kenya continues on schedule with drilling expected to commence in the first half of May.

Tullow operates the Ngamia-1 well and Africa Oil (50%) has a non-operated interest.

In February, Tullow announced results from Twiga South-1 well showing that it can produce 2,812 barrels of oil per day.

In a statement of Monday, Tullow Exploration Director Angus McCoss said the results from the first flow test at Ngamia was very encouraging and proved the first potentially commercial flow from the Lower Lokhone reservoir section.

“The remaining tests in the Auwerwer reservoir units will give us a fuller indication of Ngamia’s production potential,” he said.

Tullow operates the Ngamia-1 well with 50 percent interest while Africa Oil which holds the remaining 50 percent, has a non-operated interest.

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