Environmentalists’ stop CAMAC Energy from seismic acquisition in Kenya’s block L16

Environmentalists’ stop CAMAC Energy from seismic acquisition in Kenya’s block L16

CAMAC has been forced to stop a planned seismic acquisition programme through Kenya’s coastal area’s Arabuko-Sokoke forest after environmentalists protested the acquisition of two seismic lines through the largest stretch of coastal dry forest remaining in Eastern Africa and second in Africa in birdlife conservation from Congo. According to the company’s managing director Augustin Nkuba the … Continue reading

Atlas Development and Support Solutions expects Kenyan listing by mid December

Atlas Development and Support Solutions expects Kenyan listing by mid December

Oil and gas solutions services provider Atlas Development and Support Solutions has said it expects a dual listing on the Growth Enterprise Market Segment (‘GEMS’) of the Nairobi bourse by December 15th as it continues with the last stages of discussions with According to the chief executive officer of the London Company Carl Esprey Atlas … Continue reading

Ophir Energy unsuccessful in Tanzania’s East Pande Block and Block 7

Ophir Energy unsuccessful in Tanzania’s East Pande Block and Block 7

Ophir Energy has announced that Tende-1 well drilled in the East Pande block has been unsuccessful with no moveable hydrocarbon encountered. The well which reached a depth of 4153 meters according to Ophir encountered water at 781 meters and gas traces in the upper strata of the primary objective. The company was also unsuccessful in … Continue reading

Insecurity, Political issues continue to haunt exploration in Puntland, Somalia

Insecurity, Political issues continue to haunt exploration in Puntland, Somalia

Insecurity continues to paralyze oil and exploration in Puntland with many companies holding back activities until a solution is sought. Just recently Horn Petroleum which holds licenses Puntland’s Dharoor and Nugaal blocks recently told its shareholders it had halted the planned seismic acquisition in the Dharoor Valley area which will include a regional seismic reconnaissance … Continue reading

Tembo-1 well drilling yet to complete 5 months later

Tembo-1 well drilling yet to complete 5 months later

The Tembo-1 well that spud on June 19th is yet to be complete 5 months later according to the latest financial statement by Wentworth Resources despite having been projected to take between 60 and 90 days. According to the statement from the company the frontier exploration well located onshore Mozambique, Tembo-1 reached a depth of … Continue reading

Toyota Tshusho named oil pipeline lead consultant

Toyota Tshusho named oil pipeline lead consultant

Toyota Tshusho Engineering Corporation will design and carry out a feasibility study for the construction of a crude pipeline between Hoima to the Kenyan coast after the company won the tender. The company that signed the contract last week in Kampala submitted a design that would see the crude oil pipeline follow the Hoima-Lokichar-Lamu route … Continue reading