Woodside Reports Kenya Duster

Woodside Petroleum Ltd. said that the Pomboo-1 exploration well in Block L-5 of the offshore Lamu Basin in Kenya has reached a total depth of 4,887 meters.

After running a full suite of logging tools, Woodside has confirmed the absence of hydrocarbons in the primary target zone between 4,685 meters and total depth. The well encountered in excess of 200 meters of moderate to good quality reservoir sandstones.

The well is about 350km northeast of Mombasa in 2,200 meters of water. The drillship, "Chikyu," is preparing to plug and abandon the well.

All reported depths (except water depth) are referenced to the rig rotary table.

The joint venturers are: Woodside Energy (Kenya) Pty Ltd 30% and operator; Repsol Exploracion S.A. 20%; Global Petroleum Ltd 20% and Dana Petroleum (E&P) Ltd 30%.

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