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Tullow Oil Agrees To Pay Uganda Government $108 million To End Tax Dispute

A tax row that has ensued between oil explorer Tullow Oil and the government of Uganda and the Uganda Revenue Authority in regards to two farm downs to China’s CNOOC … Read More

2nd Local Content Convention Opens Today in Nairobi

The second Oil and Energy Services Local Content Convention (OES LCC) will kick off at Nairobi’s Safari Park hotel today morning bringing together hundreds of stakeholders from the East African … Read More

When booms turns to dust: Local Content Policy

By Berryl Claire Asiago The impetus at which the extractive industries grow is significant and many countries are now in the process of developing their oil and gas industries, over … Read More

Taipan Resources sues Afren for $10 million in damages in Kenya’s Block 1

Taipan Resources has announced that the Company’s Kenya based subsidiary Lion Petroleum Corp has commenced an arbitration action against East African Exploration (Kenya) Limited (EAX), a wholly owned subsidiary of … Read More

Court lifts Temporary Injunction Order barring drilling of Badada-1 in Kenya’s Block 2B

[twitter-follow screen_name=’oilnewskenya’] The high court in Nairobi has allowed Block 2B operator Taipan Resources to continue with drilling preparations after lawyers representing the Company’s wholly-owned Kenya-based subsidiary, Lion Petroleum Inc. … Read More

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

[twitter-follow screen_name=’oilnewskenya’] 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 … Read More

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

[twitter-follow screen_name=’oilnewskenya’] 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 … Read More

Badada-1 well likely to delay as court injunction halts operations in Kenya’s Block 2B

[twitter-follow screen_name=’oilnewskenya’] Taipan Resources  has announced that the Company’s wholly-owned Kenya-based subsidiary, Lion Petroleum Inc. has received a formal notice from the High Court of Kenya of a temporary injunction … Read More

Vanoil Energy reviews company operations to focus on Kenyan case

Last week Vanoil Energy announced that the board of directors has instructed management to conduct an immediate review of all Company operations as it shifts its priority aggressively pursue its … Read More

Afren fires CEO, COO and Associate Directors after corruption investigations report

Afren plc has announced that Willkie Farr & Gallagher (UK) LLP has completed its independent review into the receipt of unauthorised payments by members of management and senior employees. In … Read More