Block 9

Africa Oil Relinquishes Kenya’s Block 9

Block 9 operator Africa Oil has submitted a notice to the Government of Kenya relinquishing its interest in the block leaving Delonex as the only partner after acquiring Marathon Oil’s equity. The two JV partners had until June 2018 to reevaluate and reprocess seismic and other data the Bogal-1 well which was plugged and abandoned with then operator CNOOC citing …

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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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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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Africa Oil Receives Kenyan Government Approval of Maersk Oil Farm In

Africa Oil Corp. has reported that the previously announced farm-out with Maersk Oli and Gas has received approval from the Government of Kenya. This gives a green light for completion of the farm-out of Blocks 10BB, 13T and 10BA.At completion of the Maersk farmout, the new respective interests in each of Africa Oil’s blocks will be: Kenya …

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Africa Oil Completes farm-out of Kenya, Ethiopia Licenses with Maersk Oil

Africa Oil Corp. has announced that it has entered into a definitive farmout agreement with a Danish oil and gas company Maersk Oil & Gas A/S, owned by the Maersk Group (“Maersk”) whereby Maersk will acquire 50% of Africa Oil’s interests in Blocks 10BB, 13T and 10BA in Kenya and the Rift Basin and South Omo Blocks in Ethiopia …

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Marathon Oil Exits from Kenya and Ethiopia

Almost six months after Marathon Oil announced it had sought bids for of its onshore blocks in East Africa the American explorer has exited the region as the company focuses more on drilling in U.S shale formations. In its latest financial statement the company says it has signed agreement for sale of East Africa exploration acreage at …

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Marathon Oil seeks to offload blocks in Kenya and Ethiopia

Houston based Exploration Company Marathon Oil is said to have sought bids for of its onshore blocks in East Africa as the company puts more focus on drilling in U.S shale formations. Citing the company’s sale advisor Reuters says the company is taking offers for all or part of its acreage in East Africa with …

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What to look out for in Kenya’s oil and gas sector in January 2015

2015 continues to look promising for the oil and gas sector in Kenya with various planned projects expected to continue while new companies will begin work in the various acreages. In our radar this January is the planned Badada-1 well in Block 9 located in the Anza basin which is expected to spud with the …

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Sala-2 well in Kenya’s Block 9 disappoints

Sala-2 appraisal well in Block 9 has failed to find any significant hydrocarbons updip from Sala-1 gas discovery according to the latest update from Africa Oil the operator and one of two partners at the block. The Sala-2 well which commenced drilling in mid was designed to test the updip extent of this main reservoir …

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Tower Resources more hopeful of oil find rather than gas in Kenya’s Block 2B

Tower Resources is more hopeful of an oil find unlike a gas find in Kenya;s block 2B Badada-1 well exploration well according to a recent report by the company. In the report Tower Resources  says the Badada-1 well is planned to be drilled to a total depth of 3,500 metres and which is expected to …

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