Kenya L8 – Nanaa 3d Seismic Survey Completed

abarrelfullabarrelfull wrote on 26 Mar 2012 11:42
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Pancontinental Oil & Gas NL is pleased to announce the completion of the Nanaa 3D seismic survey in area L8 offshore Kenya. The survey is additional to the earlier Mbawa 3D survey.

Conducted by operator Apache Corporation on behalf of the L8 Joint Venture, the survey covers approximately 1,400 sq km in the southeast of the L8 area.
The survey covers the large Nanaa and Kozi Leads at levels from the Tertiary to the Jurassic as well as covering the large Bundi and Tai Prospects in the Cretaceous to the Upper Jurassic.

Data processing and interpretation are expected to be completed by the end of 2012. Drilling on the Mbawa Prospect is currently planned for during or before Q3 2012.
Mbawa and the newly covered leads are interpreted to be located in optimal positions to trap oil and gas generated in the basin.

The inverted basinal structural setting of this part of the Lamu Basin has combined with a restricted depositional environment between the Davie Ridge and a faulted rift margin high. There is interpreted to be a thick oil prone potential source interval, closure in prospects / leads directly above the source interval and optimal structural timing and source maturation and migration. Seismic “flat spots”, AVO anomalies and interpreted naturally occurring oil seeps support the concept of oil generation, charge and entrapment

Pancontinental has been be free-carried through the Nanaa 3D by farminee Tullow Kenya
B.V. a wholly owned subsidiary of Tullow Oil plc.
The Kenya L8 consortium consists of-

  • Apache Corporation (Operator) 50%
  • Origin Energy Limited 20%
  • Pancontinental Oil & Gas NL 15%
  • Tullow Kenya B.V. 15%

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