In Summary
  • On Wednesday, Tullow Oil announced it had found oil in the Emekuya-1 well in the basin after a similar discovery early in the year in two other wells drilled last year.
  • The company said it had drilled through 75 vertical metres of rock that holds oil.

More oil has been discovered in South Lokichar basin in Turkana, boosting efforts to spread exploration of the commodity.

Tullow Oil on Wednesday announced that it had found oil in the Emekuya-1 well in the basin after a similar discovery early in the year in two other wells drilled last year.

The firm said it had drilled through 75 vertical metres of rock that holds oil.

“Downhole pressure measurements and fluid samples suggest that the main oil reservoir is on the same static pressure gradient as the Etom-2 well which demonstrates that a major part of the Greater Etom structure is oil-filled,” said the company.

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Tullow’s Country Manager Martin Mbogo said the discovery had boosted their efforts to explore for more oil in the basin.

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