Tullow Oil has found more oil in a well it is drilling in Kenya after striking the country's first-ever oil discovery in March, the Africa-focused British firm said on Monday.
The company said it had encountered a total net oil pay in excess of 100 m across multiple reservoir zones in the Ngamia-1 well it is drilling on Block 10BB with its partner Africa Oil Corp.
Tullow said the well, which is in Kenya's far northern county of Turkana, had so far been drilled to a depth of 1 515 m.
"A total pay count greater than 100 m has now been discovered over a gross oil-bearing interval of 650 m," Tullow said in a statement.
Tullow said in March that it had encountered in excess of 20 m of net oil pay after drilling to a depth of 1 041 m.