South & East Africa

Last updated: 12 Feb 2014

Key statistics

Countries 2013 Exploration and appraisal wells 2013 Success rate
5 25 72%

In 2011, Tullow's E&A drilling activity was focussed on Uganda where 8 out of 9 wells successfully encountered hydrocarbons. By the end of 2012 more than 50 wells had been drilled in Uganda with only 5 unsuccessfully encountering hydrocarbons. Tullow is now leveraging the knowledge it has gained in Uganda and is applying that to the East African Rift Basins where it has acquired around 100,000 sq km of acreage in onshore Kenya and Ethiopia. The first well to test this new basin, Ngamia-1, successfully encountered over 200 metres of net oil pay and the second well, Twiga South-1, also made an important oil discovery in October 2012. Five further discoveries have been made in the basin to-date with over 600 mmbo being discovered.

Significant seismic activity is taking place across both Kenya and Ethiopia with a major programme of E&A wells planned during 2014 and 2015.

In August 2012, Tullow farmed in to area 2 and 5 in the Rovuma Basin offshore Mozambique with 2 exploration well drilled in 2013.

 

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18 month Exploration & Appraisal Programme

Country Block Prospect/Well Interest mmboe Spud Date
Gross Mean Net Mean
South & East Africa
Ethiopia  Omo Shimela 50% (op) 25 13 Q1 2014
  Omo Gardim 33 17 Q2 2014
Kenya 13T Twiga South-2 50% (op) 15 8 In progress
  13T Twiga South-3 25 13 Q2 2014
  13T Ekales-2 13 7 1H 2015
  13T Ekales appraisal tbc tbc 1H 2015
  13T Emong 52 26 In progress
  13T Etom 21 11 Q2 2014
  13T Tausi 28 14 Q1 2015
  10BA Kiboko 50% (op) 50 25 Q3 2014
  10BA Kifaru 53 27 Q4 2014
  10BB Etuko-2/DST 50% (op) tbc tbc In progress
  10BB Etuko appraisal tbc tbc 1H 2015
  10BB Dyepa 54 27 Q2 2014
  10BB Lukwa 118 59 Q4 2014
  10BB Aze 124 62 Q1 2015
  10BB Ekunyuk 13 7 Q2 2014
  10BB Ekosowan 40 20 Q4 2014
  10BB Ngamia-2 12 6 Q2 2014
  10BB Ngamia appraisal 70 35 Q3 2014 - Q1 2015
With over 120 leads and prospects across multiple basins there is significant prospectivity and follow-up potential in this pioneering campaign that has the potential to open up a significant new oil province in East Africa.
Uganda Various Appraisal and testing 33.3% tbc tbc 2014
Our licences continue to deliver multiple and attractive oil appraisal opportunities in support of our preparations for basin development.
Madagascar Block 3111 Berenty 100% (op) 84 84 H1 2015
2D seismic acquired, processed & interpreted - further seismic being shot in 2014 with Berenty well planned to spud H1 2015.