Tullow plans busy start to 2013 drilling year

LONDON, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Tullow Oil Plc, Europe's biggest independent oil and gas company, said it plans a busy start to the year for drilling news as its main African producing field, the Jubilee field in Ghana, ramps up to full capacity.

In a trading statement, Tullow also said it would write off $219 million dollars for dry holes and licence relinquishments in the second half results.