Kenya

New Kenya Upstream Outlook Shows Increased Activity By New Players in 2019

The just newly released Kenya Upstream Outlook for the year 2019 shows that most of the new seismic and drilling activity will be by new explorers with the Lamu basin just like in 2018 witnessing most of the drilling. According to a review on work programmes by the various licensed explorers in Kenya OilNews Kenya …

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South Sudan’s Trinity Energy to Commence Refinery Construction in Q1 2019

Trinity Energy Ltd , a South Sudan homegrown Oil Marketing Company will in the first quarter of 2019 shall start construction works of a new oil refinery targeting to supply the East Africa countries with the region sourcing Petroleum products amounting to 15 million tons mostly from Asian Refineries. This follows the award of a …

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Simba Essel Seeks Drilling Permit for Block 2A

Block 2A operator Simba Essel has submitted a technical presentation to the Ministry as part of their application to obtain a formal permit to drill after review of data pertaining to the interpretation of seismic data from the recent survey which produced a total of five hundred and twenty (520) kilometers of 2D seismic lines …

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Delonex Energy Completes 2D seismic acquisition in Block 12A

Block 12A operator Delonex Energy has completed the acquisition of 2D seismic in the block which was undertaken with the aim of obtaining additional structural subsurface information from seismic data as part of the exploration for viable hydro-carbons in the block According to a source the survey carried out by Chinese geophysical service company BGP …

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Farm-in Negotiations Between FAR Ltd & Milio International Collapse

Kenya’s Block 6 operator Australia’s FAR Ltd has said it has terminated farm-in negotiations with regards to Block L6 due to the enduring land issues that have stopped land access in the Kipini Conservancy. According to the operator which suspended activity within the block earlier this year citing insecurity the land access factor was the …

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Mainport Group Acquires Approvals In Kenya, Uganda and Mozambique For Inspection of Rigsite Lifting Equipment & Training Services

Mainport, the UK Training and Inspection Group, has recently achieved further certifications for their services provided to the East African Oil and Gas sector. The Group has regional companies operating in Uganda, Mozambique and Kenya providing a range of training and inspection to the oil and gas sector. Recent achievements include ISO 9001, full Membership …

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Wood awarded FEED contract for Kenya’s Lokichar to Lamu Crude Oil Pipeline

Wood has been awarded the initial phase of a front-end engineering design contract (FEED) by Tullow Kenya BV for the design of the proposed 892 kilometers long Lokichar to Lamu Crude Oil Pipeline project located in Kenya. Wood will provide the first phase of FEED services, setting the technical requirements and estimating the installed cost …

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Early Oil Pilot Scheme to Start on 1st June, As Oil Revenue Sharing Agreed

President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced that the production of oil from the Turkana oilfields will start without any hindrance after an agreement was reached on the sharing of revenue. The President, said the revenue from oil will be shared on the basis of 75 percent for all Kenyans through the National Government, 20 percent to …

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FEED Contract for South Lokichar To Be Awarded by May

Tullow Oil has announced that the upstream baseline data collection for the environmental and social impact assessment (ESIA) has commenced and the front end engineering design (FEED) contract is expected to be awarded this month as the pre development phase for the South Lokichar fields proceeds. The pipeline ESIA work is also under way, and …

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