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Construction Of Crude Oil Early Production Facility Starts in Turkana

Dubai based Almansoori Petroleum Company has started the construction of an early Production Facility (EPF) at Amosing that will help block operator Tullow Oil  start the production of oil in South Lokichar under the Early Oil Pilot Scheme (EOPS) according to Ministry of Petroleum and Mining Principal Secretary Andrew Kamau. The construction of crude oil …

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Turner & Townsend Kenya merges with project management firm MML

Turner & Townsend has announced that its Kenya business is to merge with Nairobi-based project management firm Mentor Management Limited (MML) after Turner & Townsend acquired a majority stake in MML from leading growth markets investor – Actis. The new entity, MML Turner & Townsend, will operate across the real estate, infrastructure and natural resource …

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Ntorya 3 Ready To Spud in H2 2018, As Ntorya Field declared Commercial

Aminex has said it expects spud the Ntorya 3 well in Tanzania in H2 2018 with the well planned to drill to a total depth (TD) of approximately 3,000m. Ntorya 3 is to be drilled in a stratigraphic feature similar to that encountered at Ntorya 1 and Ntorya 2, but further structural up-dip of the …

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Uganda seeks to Sell Crude Oil Produced During the Appraisal Period

The Uganda National Oil Company (UNOC) has advertised for bids for companies interested in the purchase of approximately 45,211 barrels of sweet and waxy crude oil currently in storage. The crude oil which was extracted from more than 30 wells during well testing activities during the appraisal period is currently stored in bitutainer tank farms …

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Express Shipping and Logistics Eyes Uganda’s Upstream Sector with New Kampala Office

Express Shipping and Logistics Eyes Uganda’s Upstream Sector with New Kampala Office Kenya’s Express Shipping and Logistics has expanded to Uganda with the opening of the Kampala branch office as the company eyes business from the multi-billion dollar upstream sector in the East African country. According to Express Shipping and Logistics their entry into Uganda …

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XCMG Opens Africa’s First Direct Spare Parts Center in Nairobi

China’s multinational heavy machinery manufacturing company XCMG has opened its first direct regional spare parts center in Nairobi, Kenya to serve business in East Africa. The Center is a collaboration with TISCO Construction Ltd., and provides prompt services to clients in all the five countries in Eastern Africa. XCMG’s 4S shop (sales, spare parts, service and survey) also officially …

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Zarara Oil and Gas Awarded 4 month License Extension in Kenya’s Blocks L4 & L13

Zarara Oil and Gas the operator of blocks L4 and L13 has received a second extension to the current extension by the Ministry of Petroleum and Mining to enable them to drill a well in Pate Island earlier planned for drilling by 31st December 2017.The second extension means the contract will now expire on 2nd …

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EACOP A Big Test and Opportunity for Regional Logistics Players

The East Africa Crude Oil pipeline to be constructed between Hoima Uganda and Tanga in Tanzania a distance spanning 1445 kilometers is expected to have a flow rate of 216kbpd and will need over 500,000 tonnes of imported equipment to complete. This infrastructure is expected to provide a huge opportunity for players in the logistics …

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Uganda Readies Three New Basins For Oil and Gas Exploration

The Government of the Republic of Uganda through the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development is in the process of getting a consultant to help conduct an impact assessment in three new Basins proposed for Petroleum Activities namely Lake Kyoga Basin, Hoima Basin and Moroto Kadam-Basin. According to the expression of interest document which closed …

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Statoil Quits Negotiations over Angoche Area A5-A Block, Offshore Mozambique

Norwegian explorer Statoil has said it will no longer engage with Mozambique on acquisition of the offshore Angoche Area A-5 Block citing lack of progress since talks began in 2015 after they were awarded the license following the first licensing round. According to Statoil spokesman Erik Haalnd in an interview with Reuters the company had …

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