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ERHC Energy Inc.: Drilling Commences in Kenya Block 11A

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ERHC Energy Kenya Ltd., the wholly owned Kenya-based subsidiary of ERHC Energy Inc., has announced that its operating partner, CEPSA, has begun drilling at the Tarach-1 well in Kenya Block 11A.

The mean estimate of oil prospective unrisked resources on the Tarach-1 stands at 66 million bbls. Mean unrisked prospective resources of all prospects and leads in Block 11A totals 662 million bbls. ERHC holds a 35% interest in Block 11A.

The design of the Tarach-1 well is such that it can drill from a 20 in. surface casing through intermediate casings down to 2442 m and set a 7 in. 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 1 426 mMD (-954 m TVDSS) and covering a surface area of 12 km2. The vertical closure is calculated at 220 m at the P10 closing contour.

ERHC Energy Kenya Ltd., headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, is guided by General Manager Dr. Peter Thuo.

ERHC Energy's operations are focused on Sub Saharan Africa. In addition to its Kenya asset, ERHC holds a 100% interest in Block BDS 2008 in Chad. In the Gulf of Guinea, ERHC holds 100% of the rights to Block 4 in the São Tomé and Príncipe Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) Block 4 as well as the option to take up to a 15% working interest in each of two other unlicensed EEZ blocks of its choice. The company also has interests across several oil blocks in the Nigeria - São Tomé and Príncipe Joint Development Zone (JDZ).

Adapted from a press release by Louise Mulhall

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