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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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Simba Energy to Commence 2D seismic in Kenya’s Block 2A in a fortnight

Kenya’s Block 2A operator Simba Energy has said it will commence the shooting of lines of 2D seismic in the next 7-12 days having already completed the necessary preparations. According to new Chief Executive Officer of Essel Group ME and Simba Energy Punkaj Gupta the seismic will usher the commencement of a drilling programme later …

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Tower Resources shuts its East Africa Office

Tower Resources has closed its East Africa regional office in Uganda from where it has been coordinating activities on its licenses in South Africa, Zambia, Kenya and SADR (Western Sahara). This follows new cost reduction measures being undertaken by the company that have also seen the relocation of Tower’s corporate office as the company tries …

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Pancontinental Oil & Gas, PTTEP Withdraw from Kenya’s Block L10A

Pancontinental Oil & Gas and its L10A joint venture partner PTTEP of Thailand have issued Operator BG Kenya L10A Limited notices of withdrawal from Block L10A in the Lamu Basin offshore Kenya.   This is subject to Ministerial consent where Pancontinental’s 18.75% interest and PTTEP’s 31.25% interest will be transferred to the Operator BG who …

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Premier Oil withdraws from Kenya’s Block 2B

Kenya’s block 2B operator Taipan Resources has announced that its majority partner Premier Oil with 55% interest has exercised their right to withdraw from the license effective April 30th 2015. Following the withdrawal of Premier Oil the working interests for Taipan through its Kenya-based subsidiary Lion Petroleum and Tower Resources plc in the Block will be …

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Badada-1 Well Drilling Update in Block-2B, onshore Kenya

  Taipan Resources through its Kenya-based subsidiary Lion Petroleum in its new update drilling operations for the Badada-1 well Block-2B, onshore Kenya have reached to a total depth of 1,647 metres. A 13 3/8- inch casing has been successfully run to 1,644 metres MDBRT and cemented in the 17 1/2-inch hole and the well is …

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Badada-1 Well Drilling Update in Kenya’s Block 2B

[twitter-follow screen_name=’oilnewskenya’] Taipan Resources through its Kenya-based subsidiary Lion Petroleum has provided the following update on drilling operations for the Badada-1 well, Block-2B, onshore Kenya. The Badada-1 well commenced drilling operations on 7 January 2015 and has been drilled to a total depth of 918 metres MDBRT (Measured Depth Below the Rotary Table) intersecting a …

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Drilling of Badada-1 well in Kenya’s Block 2B begins

Block 2B operator Taipan Resources through its subsidiary Lion Petroleum has announced that the GW-190 rig has spudded Badada-1 well with the well planned to be drilled to a total depth f between 3000 and 4000 meters. The well which will take 70 days to complete will test tertiary age reservoirs similar to those in …

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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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