Tullow Oil May Sell Part of Stake in Ugandan Oil Field

[twitter-follow screen_name=’oilnewskenya’] Story Wall Street Journal Africa-focused oil and gas explorer Tullow Oil PLC is considering selling part of its stake in a Ugandan oil field it is developing with France’s Total SA and China’s Cnooc Ltd. to focus on Kenya, where a more supportive government is helping a project there move faster, Tullow’s chief …

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Africa Oil Provides Operations Update

[twitter-follow screen_name=’oilnewskenya’] “Africa Oil” or the “Company”) is pleased to provide the following update on its activities in Kenya and Ethiopia. Africa Oil’s work program for 2014 will include at least 20 exploration and appraisal wells, extended well tests on the South Lokichar basin discoveries, and will include exploration wells targeting four new basins. Excellent …

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Oman Oil Company targets Tanzania as first oversees office

As part of its broad investment programme to increase presence in key growth markets, Oman Oil Company (OOC) has announced the opening of its first representative overseas office in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Operating under the name Oman Energy Limited (OEL), OOC will work alongside its majority-owned, Oman Trading International (OTI) – petroleum products, crude …

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Tullow Oil Donates Kshs.20 Million to Fight Drought in Turkana

Oil exploration and production company Tullow oil, has donated Kshs. 20 million to fight drought in Turkana County. Speaking when he presented a cheque to Kenya Red Cross Society which is implementing the programme, Tullow Kenya Country Manager Martin Mbogo said the funds will be used to support School Feeding Programme. Early Childhood Education Centres …

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PanContinental: Onshore Kenya L6 Farmed-Out For Seismic and Drilling

Pancontinental Oil & Gas and its wholly owned subsidiary Afrex Limited (together “Pancontinental”) has entered a farm-in agreement for the onshore portion of Kenyan exploration area Block L6 in the Lamu Basin. Block L6 is partly onshore and partly offshore. Under the terms agreed with farminee Milio E&P Limited (“Milio”) and Milio International the current joint venture parties …

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ERHC Energy Inc. Awards BGP Kenya 2D Seismic Survey Contract

ERHC Energy Inc. a publicly traded American company with oil and gas assets in Sub-Saharan Africa, has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, ERHC Energy Kenya Limited, has awarded BGP Kenya Limited a contract to conduct a 2D seismic survey of Block 11A in northwestern Kenya. ERHC intends the seismic survey to commence in early …

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Kenya Government to Invite Bids for Sh255 Billion Crude Oil Pipeline

Kenya is set to invite international bids for the design and construction of a crude oil pipeline linking the oil fields in Turkana and the Port of Lamu. In the first acknowledgement by a government official, Energy Secretary Davis Chirchir said the country’s oil resources have attained commercial thresholds and that it was time the country started preparing infrastructure ahead of …

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Uganda signs deal to enable refinery and pipeline construction

Uganda can now kick start the building of a refinery after the government and three oil companies that have struck oil in the country signed a memorandum of understanding at State house Entebbe. The MOU sets up Uganda as a future oil producer and places the necessary checks by laying a route to market framework. …

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Uganda to sign memo with oil firms over production-ministry

Source: Reuters Uganda will sign a memorandum of understanding on Thursday with Britain’s Tullow Oil, France’s Total and China’s CNOOC, an Energy Ministry spokesman said, in a vital step towards starting oil production in the country East Africa’s third-largest economy struck hydrocarbon deposits in 2006 but commercial production has been delayed and is not expected to start …

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Exor Petroleum forms new company with Mozambique oil giant

Exor Petroleum, one of the country’s pioneering indigenous oil companies, has formed a joint venture company, PetromocExor,with Mozambiqueoil giant Petroleos de Mocambique (Petromoc). The joint venture between Exor and Petromoc, which is a quasi-government Mozambican company, will see the gradual rebranding of all Exor service stations to reflect the newPetromocExor brand. The joint venture is …

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