Drilling commences in offshore Kenya

abarrelfullabarrelfull wrote on 13 Aug 2012 07:36
Tags: africa apache kenya origin upstream

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Origin Energy advises that L-8 operator Apache Corporation has, on behalf of the joint venture, commenced drilling the Mbawa Prospect in Kenya. The Mbawa 1 exploration well spudded at 6:00 hours local time on 10 August 2012.

Origin will only advise the market again when well operations have been completed with a summary of results, or of any event that is material.

Well type and location:

Mbawa 1 is located in the Mbawa Prospect in offshore Kenya. The drillship Deepsea Metro 1 is expected to take about 60 days for this drilling operation, which will reach a total depth of 3,250m subsea in a water depth of 864m.

The well will be plugged and abandoned after the evaluation program is completed.

L8/Mbawa Joint Venture:

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

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