Afren set to drill 2 wells in the Lamu coastal basin in 2015

Afren set to drill 2 wells in the Lamu coastal basin in 2015

Afren plans to drill two wells in 2015 after completing an airborne gravity and magnetic survey and additional 2D seismic to help define closures across the Mombasa High. The wells are set to be drilled in blocks L17 and L18 offshore south-east Kenya covers an area of approximately 4,881 km2 and situated in water depths … Continue reading

2D seismic on Tanzania’s Mnazi Bay Concession set to be complete in Q3

2D seismic on Tanzania’s Mnazi Bay Concession set to be complete in Q3

The acquisition of 315km of conventional 2D onshore seismic data over the prospective areas of the Mnazi Bay Concession Tanzania is on program and is expected to be completed in Q3 according to Wentworth resources in its latest financial statements. The acquisition of the 2D onshore seismic data had earlier been expected to be completed … Continue reading

Call for Comments on Draft Uganda Standards for Oil and Gas Upstream Equipment and Materials

Call for Comments on Draft Uganda Standards for Oil and Gas Upstream Equipment and Materials

Courtesy: petroleum.go.ug Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) in collaboration with the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development (MEMD), through the Technical Committee (UNBS/ TC 16/ SC2/WG1) on Drilling, Development and Production equipments and materials, is developing Standards for the oil and gas sector. The committee has completed discussions and adopted the following draft standards. ISO … Continue reading

Start-up and Equipment challenges delay completion of Tembo-1 well in Mozambique

Start-up and Equipment challenges delay completion of Tembo-1 well in Mozambique

Wentworth resources has reported a 45 day delay in its drilling operations on the Tembo-1 exploration well in the Rovuma Onshore Concession encountered start-up and equipment challenges. The company says the well which is situated in the Rovuma Onshore Concession in Northern Mozambique commenced operations on June 19, 2014 encountered start-up and equipment challenges. Wentworth … Continue reading

2D seismic in Ethiopia’s Rift basin Area set for Q4

2D seismic in Ethiopia’s Rift basin Area set for Q4

Africa Oil is set to commence with a 2D seismic program in the Rift Basin Area, located north of the South Omo block in Ethiopia, next quarter. This is part of the planned work program by the block operator Africa Oil which is expected to range between 400 and 1200 kilometer for the initial exploration … Continue reading

Experts warn on proposed windfall tax in attracting investors to Kenya

Experts warn on proposed windfall tax in attracting investors to Kenya

Experts are warning that a proposed windfall tax by the Kenyan government on oil once production starts could keep away potential investors much as it would amount to more income for the state. According to Dr. Anthony Hyatt a lecturer at the Aberdeen based Robert Gordon University the concept that involves increased taxation should oil … Continue reading