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Tullow Oil finds more oil in Wahrindi North in Uganda

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UK-based oil company and major stakeholder in Ghana’s Jubilee oil field is fast entrenching itself as the leading oil explorer on the African continent with another discovery in Uganda.

In a press release copied to ghanabusinessnews.com Tuesday April 13, 2010, Tullow Oil says it has discovered oil in the Wahrindi North fault block and announces that the Kasamene-3 and Kasamene-3A wells in the Butiaba region of Uganda Block 2 have successfully delineated the extent of oil in the Kasamene field.

According to Tullow, the Kasamene-3 well was drilled down-dip and 2.2 kilometres to the southwest of the Kasamene-1 discovery well. This deviated well was drilled to a total depth of 1,109 metres and results of logging confirmed some 10 metres of oil pay within a 35 metre thick reservoir section of the Kasamene field. Pressure data confirmed this pay to be in communication with the up-dip Kasamene-1 well, successfully extending the column height of these reservoirs to over 100 metres.

High quality reservoirs, 25 metres thick, were encountered on prognosis below the oil-water contact. This successful outcome proves the viability of this location as a future water injection point to support up-dip oil production, the release added.

Tullow Oil’s interests in Africa include production in Gabon, Côte d’Ivoire, Mauritania, Congo (Brazzaville) and Equatorial Guinea and two large appraisal and development programmes in Ghana and Uganda. Tullow also has exploration interests in Gabon, Côte d’Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Mauritania, Senegal, Congo (DRC), Tanzania, Madagascar, Namibia and Angola.

By Emmanuel K. Dogbevi

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