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Tullow Oil to drill first exploration well in Kenya’s Block 12A

[twitter-follow screen_name=’oilnewskenya’] Tullow Kenya is to drill its first exploration oil well in Elgeyo Marakwet later this year, as the company continues to expand its oil and gas search into … Read More

ION Geophysical to acquire 2D seismic in offshore Puntland

[twitter-follow screen_name=’oilnewskenya’] ION Geophysical has announced that it has signed the first of a kind offshore multi-client 2D seismic survey  agreement with the Puntland Petroleum and Minerals Agency. According to … Read More

CAMAC Energy terminates contract for drillship Energy Searcher

CAMAC Energy has announced it has terminated its contract with Northern Offshore International Drilling Company Ltd. for the drillship Energy Searcher. CAMAC says it notified Northern on January 7, 2015 that … Read More

Drilling of Badada-1 well in Kenya’s Block 2B begins

Block 2B operator Taipan Resources through its subsidiary Lion Petroleum has announced that the GW-190 rig has spudded Badada-1 well with the well planned to be drilled to a total … Read More

What to look out for in Kenya’s oil and gas sector in January 2015

2015 continues to look promising for the oil and gas sector in Kenya with various planned projects expected to continue while new companies will begin work in the various acreages. … Read More

Swala Energy Receives Funding for Exploration in its East African Acreage

[twitter-follow screen_name=’oilnewskenya’] Swala Energy Limited has announced that Swala has received US $750,000 under the terms of the Convertible Note Facility pursuant to the Company’s ASX Announcement in mid December. … Read More

Tower Resources resolves dispute with Repsol in Namibia

[twitter-follow screen_name=’oilnewskenya’] Tower Resources has announced that it has reached agreement with the Operator, Repsol Exploration (Namibia) (Pty) Limited relating to the disputed costs associated with the drilling of the … Read More

Lake Turkana Wind Power Project Achieves Financial Close

Following the financial close of Lake Turkana Wind Power Project (LTWP) on 11 December 2014, LTWP has received the first disbursement of funds pursuant to financing agreements signed in March … Read More