Seismic reflections: East Africa: More to explore?

Published on 1 June 2012

The East African Rift System (EARS) is rapidly emerging as a major new petroleum province. The most recent manifestation of this was Tullow’s announcement of a major discovery at its Ngamia-1 well in Kenya. This follows the large scale discoveries made in the Albertine Basin since 2005, which are now pointing to reserves of over 2.5bn barrels. The EARS is one of the world’s most prospective, yet lightly-explored onshore rift plays. The scope for giant finds is excellent.

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