March 18, 2016

Kenya’s Block 12B operator Tullow Oil and joint venture partner Swala Energy have announced that the government of Kenya has approved a new work programme submitted by the explorers involving carrying out a Full-Tensor Gravity (“FTG”) Survey over the block to optimise the location of the exploration well and thereby maximise its chances of success.

Following the extension on March 10th the partners have until  16th of August 2017 within which to drill the 12B exploration well.




The FTG work would be carried out in conjunction with reprocessing of the 2014 seismic to improve the character of the sediment fill below the basalts, as demonstrated by Swala’...

March 16, 2016

French equipment manufacturer Vallourec has strengthened its proximity with Oil and Gas customers in East Africa by opening a new sales office in Nairobi, Kenya.

According to Vallourec East Africa remains more than ever a strategic region, despite the current challenges in the global oil and gas markets with the new office is an indication of  the Group’s commitment to contribute to the development of the region’s energy sector in the coming years.

​​​​​ Country Manager Erwan Le Gouadec will be Vallourec’s local representative, responsible for both the office and the commercial coverage of the Oil & Gas sector in the East African region.


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March 16, 2016

The Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation (TPDC) has provided a revised work schedule in the  Kiliwani North license and informed the operator Aminex that the commissioning of the Songo Songo Island gas plant is expected to commence in early April.

Aminex which concluded the final well integrity testing of the Kiliwani North-1 well (KN-1)  says the well recorded a high tubing pressure reading relative to the other producing wells on Songo Songo Island.


Following the results a wellhead control panel has been installed and all work required by the Company prior to gas production will shortly be complete.


TPDC adds that during the commissioning progra...

March 10, 2016


Players in the energy and related sectors will Thursday meet in Nairobi for a discussion and networking forum in a meeting that is expected to bring ideas and potential uses of energy in the region to the fore.

The event put together by Saada Abdallah and Kagume Chiuri will not only target players already in the energy field but also multiple fields such as law, engineering, finance and taxation.

The organizers add that The Connect event which is running with the theme “involve me and I’ll learn” will help people to get to know each another across different fields all with the common interest in understanding energy

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