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KENYA: Petroleum Ministry Cancels 6 PSAs Over Default of Obligations

The Cabinet Secretary for Petroleum and Mining John Munyes has issued demand notices and notices of termination to six production sharing contracts in a Kenya Gazette notice dated 10th September … Read More

Kenya’s Onshore Upstream Sector Set to Pick Up in 2017

Upstream activity in Kenya is expected to re-surge after hitting a low in 2016 in the backdrop of low oil prices that shut down offshore activity and left the onshore … Read More

Majority of Petroleum Rights Holding Companies in Kenya Incorporated in Tax Havens

A report by Oxfam dubbed The Use of Tax Havens in the Ownership of Kenyan Petroleum Rights shows that all but five companies that hold petroleum exploration rights have at … Read More

Uganda issues bid documents to 16 companies under the First licensing round

The Government of Uganda (GOU) through the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development has issued the bidding document to the 16 Qualified Applicants which were successful following the evaluation of … Read More

Uganda Government Shortlists 16 firms in First Petroleum Licensing Round

The government of Uganda has announced that it has concluded the evaluation of Applications for Qualification from the 17 firms that submitted the Applications following a successful First Licensing Round … Read More

Rift Energy Hopeful of either Oil or Gas find in Kenya’s Block L19

Houston based Rift Energy says its preliminary resource reserve estimates for the top ten leads (including the four drill-ready prospects) says it is hopeful of  encountering oil or gas when … Read More

17 companies shortlisted for Uganda’s First Licensing Round for Petroleum Exploration, Development and Production

Following the end of a deadline for the Process of receiving the Request for Qualification ended on 30th June, 2015 the Ministry has said it has registered seventeen valid applicants out of … Read More

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