DR CONGO: EQX Biome Bids to Implement a $6bn Economically Successful Protected Area at Virunga to Halt Oil Exploration

EQX Biome is looking to halt oil drilling on 28m hectares in the Virunga Park of pristine rainforests & other ecosystems by instead implementing a $6bn Economically Successful Protected Area (ESPA) … Read More

Kenya’s “Oil Lady” Lucky Okudo Named in Forbes 30 under 30 List for 2020

Source: Forbes In 2012, Lucky Okudo found herself at a conference on the outskirts of Nairobi discussing environmental sustainability and the strategic role women play. At the same time, on … Read More

History Of Oil Exploration In Kenya (1950 To 2010)

1950’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 … Read More

Environmentalists Calls For End to Oil Exploration in Virunga Increase

60 environmental protection groups have signed a moratorium dubbed Global Mobilization for Protection of UNESCO World Heritage against Oil: Save Virunga  calling for a halt to all oil activities in the … Read More

Fleurette estimates 3 billion barrels of oil in DRC’s Blocks I & II

Oil of DRCongo, a subsidiary of the Fleurette Group’s oil exploration has announced that an interpretation of the recently processed 3D seismic surveys acquired in 2013-14 over its prospects in … 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

Somaliland government and Oil companies discuss ways to accelerate oil exploration

Story by Somaliland press Somaliland government officials led by the Minister of Energy and Minerals Hon. Hussein Abdi Dualeh and the representatives of four international oil companies namely Genel ,DNO,RAK … Read More

Licensing of Kenyan oil exploration blocks frozen

The ministry of energy has stopped all licensing of oil exploration blocks in Kenya until the government puts in place the Energy Act. According to energy principal secretary Joseph Njoroge … Read More