Ministry of Energy and Petroleum

Kenya starts Search for Design Contractor for its $2 billion Crude Oil Pipeline

The Ministry of Energy and Petroleum has invited eight bids from firms hoping to undertake the Front End Engineering Design (FEED) for the planned 892 kilometer crude oil pipeline between South Lokichar oil fields in Turkana and Lamu port. According to principal secretary in charge of the state department on petroleum Andrew Kamau the eight …

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Charles Keter Retains Energy and Petroleum Ministry Docket

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has reappointed ministry of energy and petroleum cabinet secretary Charles Keter to head his former ministry post for a second term. The former Belgut constituency legislator was one of six cabinet secretaries that have retained their former seats and will be tasked in overseeing some of the greatest developments in the …

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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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CEPSA Withdraws From Kenya’s Block 11A

CEPSA Kenya Limited, an affiliate of Compañía Española de Petróleos, S.A.U. has withdrawn from Block 11A months after the unsuccessful drilling of Tarach 1 well OilNews Kenya has learnt. Confirming the exit principal secretary in the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum Andrew Kamau told OilNews Kenya that the Spanish explorer withdrew from the block several …

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With a History of Tax Disputes in Oil & Gas Industry: Shall Kenya be an Exception to Explorers?

Kenya is currently the second leading East African country with estimated 750 million barrels in only two blocks that is 13T and 10B in Lokichar Basin,South Turkana; after Uganda’s recoverable estimate stands at 2.2 billion. However, there is evidenced optimism that further immense discoveries are underway due to movement of oil to the Lokichar Basin, …

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Kenya, The London Stock Exchange Group Sign Mou To Raise Capital For Kenya’s Energy Sector

Cabinet Secretary for Energy & Petroleum Hon. Charles Keter and Mr. Nikhil Rathi, CEO of London Stock Exchange Plc on Friday 26th  May 2017 signed an MOU to collaborate in raising capital for Kenya’s energy sector. The agreement, which is the first to be signed between London Stock Exchange Plc and the Government of Kenya outlines both organizations’ commitment …

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Tarach 1 Well Now classified as Dry – CEPSA

The Tarach 1 well drilled in April 2016 was dry as earlier reported by OilNews Kenya according to the latest SEC filing by joint venture partner ERHC. “Operator analysis of the results if the Tarach-1 well shows that it did not encounter any reservoirs. The operator has therefore classified Tarach-1 a dry well.” ERHC says …

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Kenya Pipeline, Kenya Petroleum Refineries Sign EOPS Lease Agreement

Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC) and Kenya Petroleum Refineries Limited (KPRL) today signed a 3 year lease agreement allowing Kenya Pipeline to use the facilities of KPRL for the Early Oil Pilot Scheme Project. The Early Oil Pilot Scheme Project is a government initiative aimed at exploration and marketing of crude oil that will place Kenya …

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ERHC Reports Oil & Gas Shows At Kenya’s Tarach-1 Well

American explorer ERHC has said it encountered significant oil shows and highly-elevated gas readings at the Tarach-1 well located in Block 11A indicating the presence of a working petroleum system with the strong possibility of significant hydrocarbon generation. According to the latest update from the oil explorer Tarach-1 well encountered two different hydrocarbon charged intervals, …

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Kenya’s Early Oil Pilot Scheme Not Expected To Generate Any ‘Significant Revenues’

The Kenyan government has rushed to cool down expectations resulting from the approval of the early oil pilot scheme project approved yesterday saying that whereas there will be oil exports no significant revenues are expected. According to Ministry of Energy and Petroleum Principal Secretary Andrew Kamau the country may barely break even once the project …

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