12 October 2014, Nairobi — Swala Energy Limited, the Australian firm, advised that the remaining parties on the Kenyan Block 12B licence have identified a prospect to be drilled in the second half of 2015.
Swala’s wholly owned subsidiary Swala Energy (Kenya) Limited and Tullow Kenya B.V. are at the helm of the project.
Following the successful 2D seismic campaign in Block 12B during the second quarter (2Q) 2014, ten structural leads have been identified by Swala and Tullow, also the joint venture Operator.
Of these the Ahero “A” lead is considered as the first viable drilling candidate, as it has been covered by a number of seismic lines.
Tullow carry a mean recoverable gross oil volume of 44mmbbls for the Ahero “A” prospect. This is based on two Miocene reservoir targets with two to three reservoir layers.
Dr. David Mestres Ridge, Swala’s Chief Executive Officer, expressed excitement at the development.
“We are very excited at the decision by the remaining parties to drill Ahero “A”, one of a number of prospects identified in Block 12B and which our technical teams are continuing to investigate.
“With our recently announced successful 2D seismic survey over the Moshi basin and the upcoming seismic survey in Kilombero, both in Tanzania, we are on track to develop a significant portfolio of leads and prospects to be tested in the coming year.”