Swala Energy commits to Tanzania Exploration

[twitter-follow screen_name=’oilnewskenya’] Swala Energy, through its 65% owned subsidiary Swala Oil & Gas (Tanzania) says it has informed the Tanzanian Petroleum Development Corporation (“TPDC’) that it has committed to entering the second 2-Year exploration phase of the Initial Exploration Term in both its Pangani and Kilosa-Kilombero Production Sharing Agreement (‘PSA’) licence areas, together with its Joint Venture partner Otto Energy (Tanzania), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Otto Energy. Under the …

Swala Energy commits to Tanzania ExplorationRead More »

‘Humanitarian Crisis’ for Ogaden Living Near Ethiopia’s Oil Fields

[twitter-follow screen_name=’oilnewskenya’] Story by Inter Press Service News Agency New allegations of scorched earth evictions of the Ogaden people have raised concerns that a lack of benefit sharing could escalate instability in the region and reinforce separatist tensions as foreign energy companies prepare to extract oil and gas from troubled southeastern Ethiopia. “The resources in …

‘Humanitarian Crisis’ for Ogaden Living Near Ethiopia’s Oil FieldsRead More »

Tullow Oil sets eyes on Western Kenya’s Nyakach district

British explorer Tullow Oil has said it is to start 2D seismic surveys in Nyanza province’s Kisumu County where it believes has potential for oil. The survey is part of a continuation of studies carried out in 2012 in Block 12B that showed various counties including Kisumu, Homa Bay, Migori and Kericho could have oil …

Tullow Oil sets eyes on Western Kenya’s Nyakach districtRead More »

Apache departs from PSC with Pancontinental in Kenya’s Block L8

[twitter-follow screen_name=’oilnewskenya’] Apache has opted out from the production sharing agreement (PSC) with Pancontinental Oil and Gas of Kenya’s offshore Block L8 saying it will not participate in any further discussions in the new PSC after the former agreement expired. Apache had owned 50 percent in the agreement, Origin owned 20% while Pancontinental and Tullow …

Apache departs from PSC with Pancontinental in Kenya’s Block L8Read More »

KK Oil and Gas to train more Kenyans in sector

[twitter-follow screen_name=’oilnewskenya’] KK Oil and Gas will train oil workers in Kenya following a deal  with Canadian firm LearnCorp enabling employees to oil firms get the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) Rig Pass that allows them to access oil drilling sites. The training that will happen at its 200 million training facility in Westlands, …

KK Oil and Gas to train more Kenyans in sectorRead More »

Kenya Plans To Invest In Uganda Oil Refinery

[twitter-follow screen_name=’oilnewskenya’] Story by Red Pepper Though most Ugandans are uncertain on how their government plans to handle the oil business. The Kenyan government has revealed its yearning to invest money in the proposed Uganda oil refinery. Kenyan Energy Principal Secretary Joseph Njoroge said their government is awaiting details of the $2.5 billion (Sh213 billion) …

Kenya Plans To Invest In Uganda Oil RefineryRead More »

South Sudan rebels say seize oil-producing Upper Nile state capital

[twitter-follow screen_name=’oilnewskenya’] (Reuters) – South Sudanese rebels said they had taken control of the capital of oil-producing Upper Nile state on Tuesday, in the first fighting in a major town since rebels and the government signed a ceasefire in January. The Juba government confirmed an assault was launched but denied rebels controlled the town, which …

South Sudan rebels say seize oil-producing Upper Nile state capitalRead More »

International companies operating in Kenya and the oil blocks awarded

Source:Ministry of Energy and Petroleum Operator/Contractor Block No. Basin Name Afren/Lion 1 Mandera Afren/EAX L17/L18 Lamu Offshore Simba Petroleum 2A Mandera Lion Petroleum 2B Mandera Vanoil Resources 3A/3B Anza Africa Oil 9 Anza Tullow Oil/Africa Oil 10A Anza Tullow Oil/Africa Oil 10BA/10BB/12A/13T Tertiary Rift Tullow Oil/Swala Energy 12B Tertiary Rift ERHC 11A Tertiary Rift Adamantine …

International companies operating in Kenya and the oil blocks awardedRead More »

Progress claimed in bid to stop Congo oil drilling in Virunga National Park by SOCO International

[twitter-follow screen_name=’oilnewskenya’] GENEVA (AP) — An environmental organization said Friday it is making progress in its bid to block a proposal to dig for oil in a national park in Africa where 200 gorillas live. Switzerland-based WWF said the British government was backing some of the concerns raised by the organization over the human rights and environmental record …

Progress claimed in bid to stop Congo oil drilling in Virunga National Park by SOCO InternationalRead More »

Expert Want Oil Expectations in Kenya Managed

[twitter-follow screen_name=’oilnewskenya’] Story by Kenya News Agency A Senior scholar on oil matters has underscored the need to manage community expectations as exploration of oil continues. Geologist, Oil and Gas expert Dr Anthony Wyatt a lecturer at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, UK said although the commercial viability of the oil find in Turkana county …

Expert Want Oil Expectations in Kenya ManagedRead More »