OIL/GAS exploration firm Tullow Oil has found water-bearing reservoirs in its South Omo block, onshore Ethiopia.
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“The frontier wildcat well encountered lacustrine and volcanic rocks including almost 100 metres of net sandstone reservoir within siltstones and claystones,” Tullow said in a statement.
Trace thermogenic gas shows were recorded at 1,900 metres, it added.
Angus McCoss, Exploration Director, Tullow Oil, said: “Although the Shimela well only found traces of thermogenic gas, it has provided key data to continue to build our understanding of the north-western part of the Chew Bahir basin.
“The prospectivity at the Gardim-1 well, which is targeting an independent petroleum system in a separate south-eastern sub-basin, is not affected by this result.”