FOOTSIE-100 listed Tullow Oil has scored with its Ngege-1 exploration well drilled in Uganda’s Lake Albert Rift Basin, encountering both oil and gas.
The well is the second in a continuous exploration campaign in the Butiaba region of Blocks 1 and 2 and the eleventh success out of a total of eleven wells drilled this far in this new energy province.
Tullow said the Ngege-1 encountered over 5m of net oil pay and 9m of net gas pay in separate sands and was drilled to a total depth of 640m (2,100ft).
The well was drilled some three km from the crest of the structure and seismic interpretation indicates further significant potential updip.
It has been suspended as a future potential production well.