Kenya Energy

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Kenya has long carried out exploratory drilling – a total of 31 exploration wells were drilled between 1960 and February 2012 – but until recently it did not record any significant finds. This changed in March 2012, when Tullow Oil announced an oil discovery at the Ngamia-1 well in Turkana. As of July 2014, a further 16 wells had been drilled, of which 11 were discovery...

What can be done to make the environment for upstream activity more attractive?

How will the recent oil discoveries in Kenya affect its import bill, local reserves and export capacity?

Along with Tanzania and Uganda, Kenya is emerging as a new destination for oil and gas explorers after several hydrocarbons deposits in commercially viable quantities were found in the East Africa region. A series of onshore and offshore oil and gas finds in Kenya suggest that the country has the potential to become a hydrocarbons exporter, as well as a regional energy...

In a move to tap into its vast geothermal energy resources, Kenya recently invited bids for the construction of two new power plants, representing another step forward in its 2017 target to boost electricity production by 5000MW.
Kenya’s run of geologic luck continues, following the announcement of the country’s fourth consecutive discovery of oil by the UK's Tullow Oil and Canada's Africa Oil. Similarly, while activity in the natural gas sector is proceeding at a slower pace, following the recent departure of one explorer, the outlook for new finds is promising.

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