Kenya strike gas in Malindi
Tullow Oil has announced that the Mbawa-1 exploration well in Malindi has struck gas.
“Tullow Oil plc (Tullow) announces that the Mbawa-1 exploration well in the L8 licence area, offshore Kenya, has encountered gas in the shallowest objective,in the L8 licence area, offshore Kenya, has encountered gas in the shallowest objective.” said a statement released early morning.
The Mbawa-1 exploration well has been drilled to a depth of 2,553 metres and has encountered approximately 52 metres of net gas pay in porous Cretaceous sandstones. The well will now be drilled to a total depth of 3,275 metres targeting further exploration objectives.
Apache (50%) is Operator of the offshore Bloc