Tower Resources plc (the “Company” or “Tower” (TRP.L, TRP LN)), the AIM-listed Africa-focussed oil and gas exploration company, provides an update on drilling operations for the Badada-1 well, Block-2B, onshore Kenya.

Tower has received formal notification from Lion Petroleum Inc. (“Lion”), the wholly-owned Kenya-based subsidiary of Taipan Resources Inc. (“Taipan”)(TSX-V:TPN), and Operator of Block-2B (Tower 15%, Premier Oil 55% and Taipan 30% working interests) regarding the status of the Badada-1 well as at 24:00 GMT on 3 February 2015.

The Badada-1 well was spud at 14:00 GMT on 7 January 2015 and has been drilled to a total depth of 1,647 metres MDBRT (Measured Depth Below the Rotary Table). 13⅜-inch casing has been successfully run to 1,644 metres MDRT and cemented in the 17½-inch hole and the well is currently preparing to drill ahead with the 12¼-inch hole section to the next casing point which is expected to be at TD. The well is planned to be drilled to a total depth of between 3,000 and 4,000 metres in order to test primary targets in Tertiary age reservoirs. The Operator expects the well to take up to 70 days from spud to complete.

It is the Company’s intention to provide regular operational updates when Badada-1 has progressed further. A comprehensive update will also be provided once operations on the Badada-1 well have been fully completed and analysed.

Tower Resources

Graeme Thomson (CEO)
Nigel Quinton (Head of Exporation)
Andrew Matharu (VP – Corporate Affairs)
+44 20 7253 6639

Peel Hunt LLP (Nominated Adviser and Joint Broker)

Richard Crichton/Charles Batten
+44 20 7418 8900

GMP Securities Europe LLP (Joint Broker)

Rob Collins/Emily Morris
+44 20 7647 2800

Vigo Communications

Chris McMahon/Peter Reilly
+44 20 7016 9572


In accordance with the guidelines for the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange, Nigel Quinton, BA, MA, FGS, Head of Exploration for Tower Resources plc, who has over 30 years’ experience in the oil & gas industry, is the qualified person that has reviewed and approved the technical content of this announcement and assessment of the Company’s estimate of the resource potential set out below.

Tower’s estimate of the gross unrisked prospective resources to be tested by Badada-1 ranges from 16mmboe (P90) to 402mmboe (P10) with a Pmean of 169mmboe. This compares to the Operator’s gross mean unrisked recoverable resources estimate of 251 mmboe (Source: Sproule International Limited, February 2014).

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