Tullow suspends onshore Kenya Paipai-1 well for future evaluation
BY IAN WALKER
LONDON -- Tullow Oil said the Paipai-1 exploration well in Kenya has suspended for future evaluation. The well, located in the Marsabit county of Kenya Block 10A, has been drilled to a total depth of 4,255 m and has been successfully logged.
The well was drilled to evaluate a large structural closure of Cretaceous age in the Anza Basin. Light hydrocarbon shows were encountered while drilling a 55-m thick gross sandstone interval. After suspension operations have been concluded at Paipai, the rig will move to the South Lokichar Basin in Block 10BB and drill the Etuko prospect in the undrilled basin flank play. Move is expected to take three months.
Tullow has a 50% operated interest in the Paipai-1 well, Block 10A, with Africa Oil Co holding 30% and Afren holding the remaining 20%.
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