ERHC Energy Inc subsidiary, ERHC Energy Kenya Ltd., has commenced an airborne Full Tensor Gravity Gradiometry (FTG) survey over Block 11A in northwestern Kenya.
The FTG survey will aid significantly in the structural mapping of prospective hydrocarbon basins and will encompass up to 15,500 line km.
Block 11A encompasses approximately 11,950 sq km and is located to the north of the Lokichar Basin where the significant Ekales-1, Ngamia-1, and Twiga South-1 oil discoveries were drilled.
The proximity and in-trend relationship of the Lotikipi plain, the main surface feature of Block 11A, with those blocks as well as the Abu Gabra Rift basins of southern Sudan, which are established petroleum provinces, suggest a high prospectivity for hydrocarbons.
“We are thrilled to be moving forward with this crucial element of ERHC’s oil and gas exploration work program in Kenya,” said Dr.
Peter Thuo, GM of ERHC Energy Kenya Ltd. “The information currently being gathered will enable the exploration team to focus on the most promising areas for acquisition of 2D seismic data, which is the next step in the work program for the Kenya Block.”