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Tullow Oil opens community resource offices in Northern Kenya

British explorer has opened community resource offices in northern Kenya to encourage dialogue and partnerships with communities in the area where it has been prospecting oil. “Tullow community resource offices in Northern Kenya now open, reinforcing our partnerships with host communities,” the company posted on its twitter handle. According to the company the offices will …

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Total E&P compensates Ugandans as production nears

[twitter-follow screen_name=’oilnewskenya’] Residents of Nebbi will each receive Kshs. 120,000 per acre for land trampled on during exploration plus a 10,000 shillings rent every year with a 40 per cent increment  in rent annually. The compensation is as a result of losses they underwent while the company was exploring oil at Omuka drill pad that …

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Tullow Oil, Africa Oil plan Kenyan oil pipeline

[twitter-follow screen_name=’oilnewskenya’] Story by Business News British energy explorer Tullow Oil said it was discussing an export pipeline with the Kenyan government following the discovery of major oil deposits. Tullow, along with its partners at Africa Oil, said it discovered oil at its Amosing-1 and Ewoi-1 exploration sites in northern Kenya. Tullow Chief Operating Officer …

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Tullow strikes more oil at Amosing 1 and Ewoi-1 wells n Kenya’s Block 10BB

Tullow Oil plc  has today announces oil discoveries at the Amosing-1 and Ewoi-1 exploration wells in Block 10BB onshore northern Kenya. As a result of these latest successes and recently reported discoveries at Ekales-1 and Agete-1, Tullow has updated its estimate of discovered resources in this basin to over 600 mmbo. Tullow believes that the …

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Vivo Energy Announces Rewards Campaign in Kenya

Vivo Energy Kenya has announced a countrywide promotion to reward Shell customers for their loyalty. Shinda Ndai na Shell’ will give customers the chance to win a 25 seater minibus, a double cabin pick-up, a saloon car, or 20 motorbikes. Other prizes range between Sh300 and Sh3000 through instant fuel purchases. The competition will run …

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Oil deepens rifts in East Africa

Story by The National In recent years, oil and gas discoveries have established east Africa as one of the world’s most promising frontiers. While the full scale of natural resources in Tanzania, Mozambique, Kenya, Uganda and Somalia remains unclear, early estimates indicate that there is significant potential – and this has raised public expectation. To …

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Heritage relinquishes Northern block license in favour of the South in Tanzania

Heritage Oil has relinquished  its  Rukwa North license in Tanzania in favour of the neighbouring  Rukwa South licence which had showed better prospectivity after an analysis of the initial seismic data. “Initial interpretation of the 2D seismic data acquired in the first quarter of 2013 across the Rukwa licences has been completed. The results indicate that …

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Uganda Gov’t adopts horizontal drilling method for its oil

Uganda has adopted the horizontal oil drilling method as a way to reduce impact on the environment and wildlife in the environmentally sensitive Albertine graben. Commercial deposits of oil, which currently stands at 3.5 billion barrels, have been discovered in the Albertine graben which incidentally also harbours key tourist attractions in national parks. Environmentalists have …

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Kenya’s new energy bill delayed by 6 months

Kenya will have to wait a little bit longer before it can have a new energy bill that will regulate the petroleum sector with the Bill not expected in parliament before June according to energy and petroleum principal secretary Joseph Njoroge. The law that expected to be brought in parliament last year in November is …

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Simba Energy strikes new farm-out for Kenya block 2A

Canadian oil explorer Simba Energy  has a signed letter of intent  for a new farm-out of Block 2A, onshore Kenya. The deal with a private Calgary-based company  will see Simba selling up to 40 percent asset and is worth US$8.6mln. As cost recovery Simba will receive US$2mln in cash,in turn giving the new partner a 10% stake in …

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