By Â Kaleyesus Bekele
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia -Â The British oil company Â in Ethiopia, Tullow Oil, is to start drilling its third exploration well in Southern Ethiopia.
Previously, Tullow has drilled the Sabisa-1 and Tultule-1 in the South Omo Block. Oil and gas shows were noted in the first well while the second well was abandoned as a dry hole. The third well will be drilled in the Chew Bahir basin, in the Shimela locality.
Reliable sources told The Reporter that the drilling crew has finalized mobilization to the drilling site. The drilling rig owned and operated by the Polish company, Oil and Gas Exploration Company (OGEC) has been erected at the drilling site. Tullow is finalizing preparations to start drilling. According to sources, the drilling crew will start drilling next month.