2D seismic acquisition to commence in Ethiopia’s Rift Basin Area Block

2D seismic acquisition to commence in Ethiopia’s Rift Basin Area Block

Africa Oil and its partners have announced that 2D seismic acquisition of a 400 to 800 kilometer land and lake survey earlier planned for Q4 2014 will begin at the end of January at the Rift Basin Area Block in Ethiopia. The frontier area that has no previous seismic data or wells saw the completion … Continue reading

Tullow, Africa Oil discover more oil in Northern Kenya

Tullow, Africa Oil discover more oil in Northern Kenya

Tullow Oil and Africa oil have announced that they have struck more oil in North Western Kenya at the Amosing 3, Ngamia 5 and Ngamia 6 appraisal wells. According to Africa Oil Ngamia-5 which is located 500 metres northeast of the Ngamia-1 discovery well in a different fault compartment and encountered 160 to 200 metres … Continue reading

Badada-1 Well Drilling Update in Kenya’s Block 2B

Badada-1 Well Drilling Update in Kenya’s Block 2B

Taipan Resources through its Kenya-based subsidiary Lion Petroleum has provided the following update on drilling operations for the Badada-1 well, Block-2B, onshore Kenya. The Badada-1 well commenced drilling operations on 7 January 2015 and has been drilled to a total depth of 918 metres MDBRT (Measured Depth Below the Rotary Table) intersecting a Neogene sequence. … Continue reading

Mtwara to Dar Es Salaam Gas Pipeline Project update

Mtwara to Dar Es Salaam Gas Pipeline Project update

Source: Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation a) Completion and the commissioning of treatment plants natural gas – February 2015; b) Construction of Valve Stations 16 required for the entire pipeline will be completed at the end of January 2015; c) Construction of facilities receiving natural gas Mtwara, Somanga, Vote, Kilwa, Kinyerezi and Tegeta in Dar es Salaam will … Continue reading

Swala Energy appoints financial advisor as it considers farm-down in East Africa

Swala Energy appoints financial advisor as it considers farm-down in East Africa

Swala Energy has announced that it has appointed London based First Energy Capital LLP as financial adviser to the Company as it considers interest from a third party to review the Company’s assets available for farm-down. Swala says that it has continued to receive additional levels of interest since its first announcement on 2nd December … Continue reading

Tullow, Africa Oil to drill up to 6 basin openers in Northern Kenya in 2015

Tullow, Africa Oil to drill up to 6 basin openers in Northern Kenya in 2015

Tullow Oil and Africa Oil say they plan to drill 6 basin openers in North Western Kenya’s North Lokichar basin, Kerio basin as well as in North Turkana according to the latest presentation by Africa Oil. Of the six wells 4 of them are set to spud in Q1 including Epir-1 and Engomo-1 both of … Continue reading

Panalpina opens new office in Nairobi to serve East African region

Panalpina opens new office in Nairobi to serve East African region

International freight forwarding and logistics company, Panalpina, has opened a new office in Nairobi Kenya. The company says the new office will support Panalpina’s growth strategy for the region and will leverage on opportunities for growth exist predominantly in the energy and infrastructure sectors. According to Panalpina’s country managing director in Kenya Juergen Paliko the … Continue reading

Security in Africa: Structural challenges are reaching crisis point

Security in Africa: Structural challenges are reaching crisis point

The latest report from Think Security assesses changes in Africa’s security situation between 2013 and 2014 in three main categories: (1) Challenges impacting the national chain of command, (2) Maintaining territorial integrity, and (3) Societal management. The key findings of the report, which use graphs, infographics and maps as visual aids, is that African countries … Continue reading