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Tullow hits double-well in West Africa

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Tullow Oil Plc on April 19, 2012 announced that the Mercury-2 exploratory appraisal well in Sierra Leone and the Kosrou-1 exploration well in Côte d’Ivoire have both encountered water bearing reservoirs with oil shows.

According to the British explorer, the Mercury-2 well which was drilled 12 kilometres northwest of the Mercury-1 oil discovery, intersected over 270 metres of reservoir quality sandstones which were water bearing with oil shows at this location.

The Kosrou-1 well on the other hand, intersected 90 metres of reservoir quality sandstones with oil shows in the primary target and over 120 metres in total in the well, according to the company with operations in Ghana, Uganda among others.

Commenting, Angus McCoss, Exploration Director, said “The existence of thick sandstone fairways and a working hydrocarbon system, proven by every well in our exploration campaign, mean that our West African Transform Margin acreage remains highly prospective.”

The well data will now be integrated into our regional models to improve our chances of making a hub-class discovery with the ongoing campaign which includes the Strontium-1 well in Liberia and the Paon-1 well in Côte d’Ivoire, Angus McCoss added.

By Ekow Quandzie

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