Unleashing the potential of open EITI data

Source: eiti.org/blog/ Author: Christoffer Claussen On 31 December 2017, an important provision of the 2016 EITI Standard comes into force. It requires implementing countries to make their EITI data available in open … Read More

Geologists Publish New Details about Evolution of East African Rift Valley

Researchers in the College of Arts and Sciences at Syracuse University have published new details about the evolution of the East African Rift (EAR) Valley, one of the world’s largest … Read More

Tullow Oil needs to unlock value in Kenya with a farm-out – broker

Source: ProactiveInvestors Tullow’s partner banked nearly half a billion from a farm-out earlier this year, and Numis says a similar deal could help Tullow fix its balance sheet. Tullow Oil … Read More

Developing Capacity: OBG talks to Donald Mahaga, Chairman, Kenya Oil and Gas Association from The Report: Kenya 2016

Interview: Donald Mahaga  What are the largest challenges faced by producers in commercialising onshore finds in Kenya? DONALD MAHAGA: Although we are still quite a few years away from commercialisation in … Read More

How my discovery of crude oil in Turkana County was stolen

Source: standardmedia.co.ke At the tail end of a rather colourless state function, Kenya’s third president announced that the country had struck gold – a rich vein of black gold that would … Read More

Uganda’s Oil Revenue Management Framework is a Solid Start, but Not Nearly Enough

Source: resourcegovernance.org Earlier this year, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed the Public Finance Management Act (PRMA) 2015 into law and created one of the world’s newest sovereign wealth funds. While the law … Read More

Call for Comments on Draft Uganda Standards for Oil and Gas Upstream Equipment and Materials

[twitter-follow screen_name=’oilnewskenya’] Courtesy: petroleum.go.ug Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) in collaboration with the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development (MEMD), through the Technical Committee (UNBS/ TC 16/ SC2/WG1) on Drilling, … Read More

Global oil exploration nears $1 trillion – where are the finds?

Original story by Reuters Two years ago Total’s chief Christophe de Margerie launched a “high risk, high reward” oil exploration strategy, betting he could hit a bonanza, even though his … Read More

Tanzania: With Gas Already in Its Bag Tanzania’s Rift System Set to Become Next Oil Frontier

Original Story by Chaby Barasa for Tanzania daily News IF recent geological findings are anything to go by, the East African Rift System (EARS) is poised to become the next big … Read More