Uganda set to sign pact with Tullow to allow for oil production

Story by Reuters Uganda has completed negotiations with Britain’s Tullow Oil and its partners and will soon sign an agreement that could pave the way for the start of crude production. East Africa’s third-largest economy struck hydrocarbon deposits in the Albertine rift basin but commercial production has been delayed and is not expected until 2016 at the …

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Vanoil Announces Settlement Accord with the Government Of Rwanda

Vanoil Energy Ltd. a Vancouver-based Canadian international oil and gas development company has announced that the Government of Rwanda and Vanoil have agreed to end their discussions regarding the exploration of Lake Kivu in Rwanda following expiry of the Technical Evaluation Agreement (“TEA”) between them in June 2013. As part of this agreement, the Government …

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Total, National Oil fight over oil supply contract

[twitter-follow screen_name=’oilnewskenya’] High Court is set to rule on a case in which Total Oil Kenya has taken National Oil to court over two deals with the government owned marketer which it says resulted to losses. According to Total Oil the government oil marketer failed to honour a contract to supply 7,000 metric tonnes of …

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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 to start mobilization to Ethiopia’s Chew Bahir

[twitter-follow screen_name=’oilnewskenya’] Story by The Reporter The British Oil company that is prospecting for oil in Southern Ethiopia, Tullow Oil, is to start mobilization to Chew Bair basin at the end of this month. Tullow’s drilling expedition drilled two exploration wells – Sabissa-1 and Tultule-1 – in the South Omo basin without much success. Now …

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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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Learn more about Kenya’s Block 3A Oil Exploration

Resource Type: Oil, Natural Gas Property Size: 12,192sq km Stage of Development: Exploration Current Work Program: EIA, data interpretation & preparation of the 2010 seismic program Potential: Unknown Ownership: Production Sharing Contract(PSC) signed in October, 2007 Overview In October 2007, Vanoil signed a Production Sharing Contract for Block 3A [12,192 km2] located mainly in the …

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Uganda’s Police Oil Unit gets new Commander

[twitter-follow screen_name=’oilnewskenya’] Story by OilinUganda The Inspector General of Police, Gen.Kale Kayihura has appointed Ahmed Waduwa Wafuba, formerly in charge of small and light weapons at the Ministry of Internal Affairs, as the new head of the force’s  Oil and Gas Operations Unit. He replaces Abbas Byakagaba who has been in charge of the Unit …

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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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