History Of Oil Exploration In Kenya (1950 To 2010)

  • Discovery wells kenya1950’S – Oil exploration commenced
  • 1960 to 1984 – 16 wells drilled mainly in the Lamu and Anza basins
  • 1981- National Oil was incorporated in 1981
  • 1984 GOK enacted new Petroleum (Exploration and Production) Act.
  • 1986 Petroleum (E & P) Act revised. Royalties replaced by PSC’s
  • 1985 to 1992 – Further 14 wells drilled
  • 1995 – Lamu Basin Study completed.
  • 2001 – Tertiary Rift Study complete
  • 2000+ – Award of offshore PSC’s and reinvigorated exploration
  • 2006 – Deepest offshore well drilled by Woodside
  • 2009 – Deepest onshore well being drilled by CNOOC

wells drilled in Kenya

 

Source:  Presentation To The 5th East African Petroleum Conference And Exhibition 2011 By Martin M. Heya Commissioner For Petroleum Energy, Ministry Of Energy, Kenya