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Tullow confirms fresh oil find in Kenya

31 October 2012, Sweetcrude, LONDON – UK firm Tullow Oil has announced that its Twiga South-1 exploration well in onshore Kenya Block 13T has encountered oil.

The announcement is coming in the wake of media speculation in Kenya about the discovery.

Drilling is on-going and, as previously stated by partners Africa Oil Corp on October 26 2012, an announcement of the drilling result is expected in early to mid-November after target depth has been achieved and necessary sampling and analysis has been completed.

The Twiga South-1 structure is the second prospect to be tested as part of a multi-well drilling campaign in Kenya and Ethiopia and is the first discovery in Block 13T following the Ngamia-1 discovery earlier this year in Block 10BB in Kenya.

Tullow has a 50% operated interest in the Twiga South-1 well with Africa Oil holding the remaining 50% interest.

Tullow has recored exploration success to date in Uganda’s Lake Albert Rift Basin and has extended oil search to the prospective East African Rift Basins of Kenya and Ethiopia.

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  • We hope that the Kenyan authorities put in place measures that will ensure revenue proceeds from oil are channeled into development of critical infrastructure for the benefit of Kenyans.