Africa Oil Corp, a Canadian firm jointly involved in exploration for oil in Block 10BB with London listed firm Tullow Oil has announced the discovery of 43 metres more of potentially net oil pay at the Ngamia-1 well in Turkana.
In a statement posted on its website Wednesday, the company said that the discovery will, however, be subjected to testing in order to confirm its full potential.
“Testing equipment including downhole pumps is being mobilised and the intention is to flow test a number of the zones in the upper and lower Lokhone sands in the near future to confirm the full potential of this discovery,” read a statement from Africa Oil in part.
The discovery comes as an addition to 100 metres of net light oil pay in the Upper Lokhone Sand section that has been previously reported.
So far, the well has been drilled to a depth of 2,340 metres, about 400 metres short of the targeted depth of 2,700 metres.
Both Tullow Oil and Africa Oil Corp have announced suspension of further drilling at the well after encounter with an unexpected geological formation which has forced them to consider moving to a second well, Twiga-1 that is located 30 kilometres west of the Ngamia-1 well.