Essel Group Middle East (EGME) and Simba Energy Inc. confirmed Wednesday that work has commenced on the 2D seismic survey of Block 2A in Wajir, Kenya.
The testing will cover an area of approximately 332 miles and roughly 248 miles has already been cleared in preparation for shooting. Survey production has been completed on over half of the testing area and the technical team has started shooting, according to EGME.
This survey is being carried out by AGS Oilfield Services Ltd and will identify and evaluate areas with hydrocarbon potential in Block 2A. The two specific aims for the seismic survey are to pinpoint the optimum locations for drilling and to estimate depths and volumes for primary and secondary targets.
In addition to the latest seismic news, EGME also revealed that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a new skid mounted drilling rig. The AC-VFD rig will be used by the company during its oil exploration activity on Block 2A.
“The work on the seismic survey and the acquisition of this drilling rig is further evidence of the progress we are making in developing our portfolio of oil assets,” said Gagan Goel, managing director of EGME and chairman of Simba Energy.
“The testing is ongoing and we remain extremely confident in the prospects for Block 2A. We look forward to working with DNV GL on bringing the rig into operation.”
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