Intelligence Reports Apache Kenya to Drill 4.9 Billion Barrels of Oil Block L8 In Lamu KenyaApril 18 | Posted by David Goldman | Energy Intelligence
Apache Kenya has acquired Deepsea Metro 1 a deepwater drilling ship from Odfjell Drilling to drill the Mbawa Prospect, in Lamu basin offshore Kenya.
The prospect which is estimated to have 4.9 barrels of crude oil is located in Kenya block L8 in the Lamu Basin, in place at the main Tertiary/Cretaceous level, intelligence shows.
Apache has finalized the acquisition of the Deepsea Metro 1, the deep sea drilling ship that will be used to drill a well in the Lamu basin offshore Kenya.
Apache will first build a drilling rig and start spudding the well sometimes in the third quarter of 2012 after deeper Upper Jurassic level and shallower Tertiary levels tests are completed.
Apache Kenya will drill a total depth of 3,250m subsea in water depth of 860m.
Apache Kenya operates block L8, with a 50% interest with Origin holding 20% stake and both Pancontinental Oil & Gas and Tullow Kenya hold 15% interest each.