ERHC Energy Kenya Ltd., the wholly owned Kenya-based subsidiary of ERHC Energy Inc., has announced that its operating partner, CEPSA, has commenced drilling at the Tarach-1 well in Kenya Block 11A. ERHC is a publicly traded American company with oil and gas assets in Sub-Saharan Africa.
The Tarach-1 prospect's mean estimate of oil prospective unrisked resources is 66 million bbls. Mean unrisked prospective resources of all prospects and leads in Block 11A totals 662 million barrels. ERHC holds a 35% interest in Block 11A.
The Tarach-1 well is designed to drill from a 20 in. surface casing through intermediate casings down to 2,442 meters and set a 7-inch liner down to total depth (TD) of 3000 m. The prospect is defined by four 2D seismic lines out of the 2014 survey. The structural trap is a 3-way dip closure against a north-south normal fault plane at 1426 m MD (-954m TVDSS) and covering a surface area of 12 km2. The vertical closure is calculated at 220 meters at the P10 closing contour.
ERHC Energy Kenya Ltd is headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya.
Edited from press release by Angharad Lock
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