ERHC Energy Kenya Ltd. in conjunction with its operating partner, CEPSA, has commenced drilling at the Tarach-1 well in Kenya Block 11A. The Tarach-1 prospect’s mean estimate of oil prospective unrisked resources stands at 66 million barrels. Mean unrisked prospective resources of all prospects and leads in Block 11A totals 662 million barrels.

ERHC Energy Kenya Ltd. in conjunction with its operating partner, CEPSA, has commenced drilling at the Tarach-1 well in Kenya Block 11A. The Tarach-1 prospect’s mean estimate of oil prospective unrisked resources stands at 66 million barrels. Mean unrisked prospective resources of all prospects and leads in Block 11A totals 662 million barrels.

ERHC holds a 35 per cent interest while CEPSA holds 65 per cent in Block 11A located in north western. The prospect identified in first quarter of 2015 is designed to drill from a 20-inch surface casing through intermediate casings down to 2,442 meters and set a seven-inch liner down to total depth (TD) of 3,000 meters.

From a survey done in 2014, the block is defined by four 2D seismic lines. In mid February, the drilling rig for Tarach-1 well in Block 11A was mobilized to the drill site with concreting work and installation of conductors having already been finalized. The contracting parties have completed over 80 kilometers (50 miles) of access road.

The structural trap is a 3-way dip closure against a north-south normal fault plane at 1,426 mMD (-954m TVDSS) and covering a surface area of 12 sq.km. The vertical closure is calculated at 220 meters at the P10 closing contour. ERHC Energy has operations in Sub Saharan Africa.

Elsewhere, Simba Energy Inc has hired a contractor to perform some seismic data acquisition on its block 2A asset in Wajir, Kenya. Simba Inc subsidiary, Simba Africa Rift, and its farm-in partner, Essel Group have agreed that the 2-D seismic data-acquisition and processing program will cover around 500 line kilometres of survey. After preliminary fieldwork and mobilization slated for late April 2016 and full survey in early May 2016, the oil explorers’ partners will jointly acquire an oil drilling rig.

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