South & East Africa

Last updated: 19 November 2014

Key statistics

Countries 1H 2014 Exploration and appraisal wells 1H 2014 Success rate
4 12 58%

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 unsuccessful. Tullow is now leveraging the knowledge it has gained in Uganda and is applying that to the further Rift Basins in East Africa where it has acquired operated acreage in onshore Kenya and Ethiopia. The first basin opening wells in 2012, Ngamia-1 and Twiga South-1, successfully encountered oil opening up the South Lokichar Basin in Northern Kenya. Further discoveries, appraisal and testing to-date has resulted in a Pmean discovered resource of over 600 mmbo.

Significant seismic activity is taking place across both Kenya and Ethiopia with a major programme of E&A wells in progress.

In Namibia, Tullow has been increasing its exploration acreage with new licences acquired in 2013 and 2014 at PEL 0037 and PEL 0030. In 2014, following a number of exploration wells offshore Mozambique, a decision was made to exit the country.

 

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18 month Exploration & Appraisal Programme

Country Block Prospect/Well Interest mmboe Spud Date
Gross Mean Net Mean
South & East Africa
Kenya 13T Etom 50% (op) 21 8 Completed
13T Ekales appraisal 50% (op) 53 20 Q4 2014 - 2015
13T Tausi 50% (op) 35 14  1H 2015
10BA
 
Engomo
(formally Kiboko)
50% (op) 50 23 Q4 2014
10BA North Turkana Basin well 50% (op) 53 24 1H 2015
10BB Amosing-2 50% (op) 13 5 Completed
10BB Kodos 50% (op) 74 30 Completed
10BB Epir
(formally Aze)
50% (op) 55 22 Q4 2014
10BB Ekosowan 50% (op) 40 16 Completed
10BB South Kerio Basin well 50% (op) 118 59 1H 2015
10BB Dyepa 50% (op) 54 22 1H 2015
10BB Ngamia appraisal 50% (op) 70 28 Q2 2014 - Q2 2015
10BB Amosing appraisal 50% (op) 30 12 Q4 2014 - Q1 2015
12A Lead 12A-1 65% (op) 41 21 1H 2015
12B Ahero Lead A 50% (op) 44 22 2H 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.
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.
*- Tullow has agreed to farm-out 35% to OMV, subject to various approvals being obtained.