Continental Focus, International Reach

Focus Returns to Early Oil Pilot Scheme in Kenya

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Tullow Oil and Africa Oil Corp. are now focusing on the Early Oil Pilot Scheme (EOPS) in Kenya following the conclusion of the recent phase of exploration and appraisal drilling in the South Lokichar Basin.

According to Tullow’s recent release, work is already under way on the EOPS, with initial injectivity testing commencing on Ngamia-11 and oil production and water injection facilities being constructed in the field ready to commence production/injection in the Q1 2018. Oil produced will initially be stored until all necessary consents and approvals are granted and work is completed for the transfer of crude oil to Mombasa by road.

Significant progress on the field development plan continues to be made and following the extended election period, Tullow has re-engaged with representatives of the government on the overall approach and timelines for progressing the development. The Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) for the overall field development is on track to commence later in the Q1 2018. Tullow said it intends to give its assessment of discovered resources and plans for development of the South Lokichar basin in its Full Year Results.