Tullow Oil mit Exploration in Uganda
neuester Beitrag 03.02.14 23:40:48 von
Auf oilgascoal.com habe ich eine Artikel über Tullow Oil und Heritagge Oil gefunden, die eine Ölexploration in Uganda betreiben.
Lasst uns die weitere Entwicklung hier verfolgen.
Tullow Oil has three blocks in the Albertine basin spanning Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo, two in 50-50 partnership with Canada's Heritage Oil. Tullow Oil has three blocks in the Albertine basin spanning Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo, two in 50-50 partnership with Canada's Heritage Oil.
Better known for its myriad conflicts in recent years, Africa Great Lakes region has become one of most exciting frontiers in a hunt for oil on the continent that is increasingly focused away from traditional West African sources.
At Tullow's drilling site, workers in hard hats lug heavy machinery and steel girders up a rig, cast against dramatic blue-green mountains. They are changing a drill to go deeper.
"We've gone through several sections with oil shows," says Tullow geologist John Birch over the clanging of metal and buzz of a generator. "This takes us to the bottom of the well."
The UK-based explorer says its seismic data suggests the region's reserves could be a billion barrels -bigger than a find it unveiled last month of up to 600 million in Ghana.
Ugandan exploration remains at an early stage: between them, Tullow and Heritage have drilled six wells. "We've only touched the tip of the iceberg," Heritage Oil's Uganda manager Bryan Westward says. "We think there's a world class find, but until we've drilled 100 wells we'll never know."
Heritage drilled in one block down to three kilometres and found light crude flowing at 14,000 barrels per day. Tullow struck oil in all five wells it drilled.
"It's all very nice sweet oil. We wouldn't have to have a heated pipeline if we had enough to export," Westward says.
Assuming they find enough, the companies will construct a pipeline to the Kenyan port of Mombasa.
Meanwhile, they are building a mini-refinery capable of supplying local markets with diesel, paraffin and aviation fuel, but not petrol.
Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni is keen for the country to become self-sufficient before exporting, but executives say there should be enough to supply Kenya and Tanzania too.
"It's going to change the dynamics of east Africa," says Tullow Uganda manager John Morley.
Tullow secured a rig this month to drill deeper to 4-7 kilometres, where executives believe the best crude lies. As with all such ventures, there are environmental challenges. Tullow is drilling in a protected nature reserve that is home to precious species including leopards, hippos and black-and-white colobus monkeys.
The Wildlife Conservation Society warned in February that exploration was taking place in a very sensitive biodiversity zone likely to be damaged irreparably unless well managed.
"All the drill pads, access roads, boat traffic - it has an impact," says Tullow environment officer Ashleigh Olsen as her jeep sweeps past grazing antelope. "And if there was a spill on the lake, it would be a disaster."
Olsen says the company is taking precautions to avoid spills. They say they are using the best technology available to minimise impact, sealing off used wells and shipping out waste.
If big oil is found, the next question will be how to start production. Tullow produces a modest 70,000 barrels a day. For the smaller Heritage, much depends on finance.
"My company isn't big enough to take this to production," says Westward. "We need more money, or we have to hope one of the majors buys us out."
Heritage has so far had not been approached. "They're all sitting on the wall," says Westward. Tullow this month quashed rumours it would buy Heritage. The inevitable hype over Ugandan oil leaves high expectations.
"A people who have been able to grow at six per cent while without oil, can grow even faster... when we have oil," Finance Minister Ezra Suruma said, concluding last month's budget.
Quelle: Quelle Gulfnews
bin bei Tullow erst vor ein zwei Monaten eingestiegen. Habe als schon ein bissechen was verpasst. Die Firma ist in Afrika gut aufgestellt und sind auch schon in Ghana fündig geworden:
Habe mir Aktien von Tullow Oil vor zwei Monaten zugelegt. Halte die Firma für gut aufgestellt mit interseanten Lizensen in Afrika.
Sie sind bereits vor Ghana fündig geworden:
Da gibt es kein Registration-Portal
hab gerade was in einem anderem Thread gefunden, betrifft auch Tullow Oil, geschrieben von Punicamelon:
Jagdszenen um Öl auf Albertsee
Tullow findet Öl in Ghana:
hier noch Neues zu Uganda (von HP kopiert):
23 August 2007 – Tullow Oil plc (Tullow) announces the successful drilling and testing of the Mputa-3 appraisal well in Uganda’s Block 2 which the Group operates with a 100% interest. The well was drilled to a total depth of 973m and encountered hydrocarbons in three separate zones. One zone was tested and produced at an average rate of 1,986 barrels of oil per day. Pressure and sampling data from the other two zones indicates that all three zones could flow at a combined rate in excess of 4,000 barrels of oil per day.
Mputa-3, the second of three wells in the Kaiso-Tonya area appraisal programme, was drilled 1.5km southeast of the 2006 discovery well. The primary objectives of the well were firstly to confirm the presence of oil at this location to underpin the reserves and field development plan and secondly to confirm the lateral extent and quality of the reservoir sands to verify the geological model.
The well intersected three oil bearing zones with total net pay of 19.5m, the best result to date in the Kaiso-Tonya area. The first two zones, 4.5m and 5.0m, were encountered at 803m and 837m respectively. These zones were not production tested but pressure testing and sampling indicated moveable oil with very good permeabilities. The third zone, a 10m sandstone at 867m, was production tested for two days at an average rate of 1,986 barrels of 33º API oil per day through a ¾ inch choke. Pressure data acquired during the test confirmed that the sands are extensive with a permeability in excess of 1 Darcy.
The well is now being suspended as a future producer. On completion the rig will move to the Mputa-4 location, 1.2km north-east. Mputa-3 is an important component of the overall appraisal programme and has provided key information for understanding ultimate reserve potential and for development planning. Data from this well will be integrated with the results from the upcoming Mputa-4 well and the 3D seismic which is to be acquired by year-end.
Commenting today, Aidan Heavey, Chief Executive of Tullow said:
"We are very pleased to have continued our sequence of successful drilling in Uganda having encountered producible hydrocarbons in all seven of the wells drilled to date. The Mputa-3 well has exceeded our pre-drill expectations in terms of sand development and production performance and has also provided important regional geological information. The appraisal programme is progressing well and remains on schedule to sanction the Early Production System in the fourth quarter this year."
Es gibt wieder Neuigkeiten von Tullow Petroleum. Diesmal hat man in Ghana Öl gefunden.
Hier der Artikel: http://oilgascoal.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view…
Tullow diesmal mit Gas-Fund. Die scheinen ja Nachrichten im Wochentekt zu produzieren.
Hier der Zwischenbericht von Tullow. Die Produktion ist um 11% gestiegen, der Gewinn aber deutlich gefallen.