Kenya

Ophir has a 100% interest in the Block L9 PSC in Kenya. The Government retains a 10% back-in right. Block L9 is located in the offshore covering an area of 3,833 sq km with water depth between 600 to 1,400 metres.

Kenya

Block L9 contains two principal play systems, an inboard carbonate play and an outboard clastic play.

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Key highlights

  • 100% participating interest, Block L9
  • Gross areas: 3,833km²
  • Water depths up to 1,400m

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participating interest

Block L9 contains two principal play systems, an inboard carbonate play and an outboard clastic play.

It is covered by a relatively dense grid of high-quality seismic data together with over 2,000 sq km of modern 3D seismic surveys. The carbonate play was tested by BG in Block L10A with the Sunbird-1well drilled in 2014 which reportedly “intersected a gross hydrocarbon column of 44 metres in the Miocene reef”. Ophir is determining a work programme for the rest of the current exploration period.