Africa Oil

Africa Oil To Acquire 3D Seismic in Kenya’s Block 9 Ahead of Any Additional Drilling

Block 9 operator Canadian explorer Africa Oil is unlikely to carry out any further drilling in the license until there is better understanding of the block according to a source who spoke to OilNews Kenya. According to the source the block despite having recorded two gas discoveries at the Sala-1 well and Bogal-1 well has …

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Lundin Foundation, Africa Oil Handover Catering Facility at Lodwar Vocational Training Center

The Lundin Foundation, Africa Oil on Friday handed over the catering and hospitality facility at Lodwar Vocational Training Center in a ceremony presided over by Turkana governor Josephat Nanok. The new facility is part of the upgrade and expansion of the Lodwar Vocational Training Center launched by the foundation in 2015 where the emerging Oil …

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KJV Plans 2 Phased Development in Kenya’s South Lokichar Fields

The Kenya joint venture partners (KJV) comprising of Tullow Oil, Africa Oil, Maersk O&G and the Kenya government are now aligned on phased development that will limit upfront capital expenditures while allowing a Kenyan export pipeline to move forward. According to a report by Africa Oil the South Lokichar Developement phases include Phase 1 – …

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Africa Oil To Reevaluate Bogal-1 Discovery, Reprocess 2D Seismic In Block 9

Kenya’s Block 9 operator Africa Oil has until June 2018 to undertake engineering and well design for reevaluation and testing of Bogal-1 well over eight years after the well was plugged and abandoned by then operator CNOOC citing extensive fracture network proven by the abundant fluid losses during drilling and the Formation Micro Imaging (FMI) …

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Kenya Seeks for Expert in South Lokichar blocks Hydrocarbon Audit

The ministry of energy and petroleum (MoEP) through the Kenya Petroleum Technical Assistance Project (KEPTAP) has requested for an expression of interest from firms wishing to undertake a hydrocarbon reserves audit and to develop competent person’s report for the oil assets in Block 10bb and 13t in North Western Kenya. The consultancy expected to take …

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Kenya’s National Oil Corporation to Dual List in Nairobi and London in 2019

The government of Kenya plans to raise $1 billion by listing the state owned National Oil Corporation at the Nairobi Securities Exchange and the London Stock Exchange in the early part of 2019 to back in in development blocks 10BB and 13T in the South Lokichar basin according to principal secretary for petroleum at Ministry …

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Amosing 7 Well Successful As Exploration and Appraisal Drilling In South Lokichar Concludes

The Amosing 7 appraisal well drilled using the Marriot Rig 46 has encountered 25 meters of net oil and gas pay concluding the 2017 exploration and appraisal drilling campaign on a high. The Ngamia-11 appraisal well (143 meters of net oil pay) has also been completed and will be utilized in a waterflood pilot test planned …

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Kenya Joint Venture Partners Sign the Joint Development Study Agreement for the Crude Oil Pipeline

The Lokichar-Lamu crude oil pipeline today took a significant step forward following the signing of a Joint Development Study Agreement (JDA) between the Government of Kenya and Tullow Oil, Africa Oil and Maersk Oil (KJV Partners), to carry out a study for the proposed 820 km crude oil pipeline. The joint development  agreement (JDA) which provides a …

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Africa Oil Receives One Year License Extension in Ethiopia’s Rift Basin Block

Rift Basin Block operator Africa Oil has announced that the Ethiopian Ministry of Mines, Petroleum and Natural Gas has awarded the Canadian company a one year extension to the block license which will now expire in February 2018. The extension is intended to allow the operator time to pursue its drilling options after completing 2D seismic acquisition of …

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Total Gets Stake in Turkana Following acquisition of Maersk Oil

Total has announced that the Boards of Total and A.P. Møller – Mærsk have both approved the acquisition of 100% of the equity of the E&P company Maersk Oil & Gas, a wholly owned subsidiary of A.P. Møller – Mærsk, by Total in a share and debt transaction. This transaction gives Total a stake in the Kenyan oil reserves in …

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