30 September 2014

Tullow says Ethiopian well has hydrocarbons, requires testing

06:21, Post Reporter

Exploration group Tullow Oil said its Sabisa-1 well in Ethiopia has indications of hydrocarbons but requires further testing.

In an operational update, Tullow also said it had a successful first flow test of its Ngamia-1 well in Kenya.

Tullow said the results from the well, which flowed at 281 barrels of oil per day, were "very encouraging" and remaining tests in the Auwerwer reservoir units will give a fuller indication of Ngamia’s production potential.

The Sabisa-1 well, in the South Omo Block in Southern Ethiopia, was drilled to a total depth of 1,810 metres.

"The Sabisa-1 well has proved to be technically challenging, as is often the case in frontier basins, and the well now requires a side-track to re-drill, log and sample the objective section," Tullow director of exploration, Angus McCoss said.

The sidetrack began recently and a result is expected in late May.

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