MINERAL EXPLORATION

sequential process of information gathering that assesses the mineral potential of a given area. It starts with an idea or geologic model that identifies lands worthy of further exploration. Suitable target areas may then be staked as mineral claims to secure the mineral rights.

OIL AND GAS EXPLORATION

Petroleum Exploration in Kenya began in the 1950s within the Lamu Basin. It was until 2012 when the first commercially viable oil discovery was made in the Tertiary rift, followed by significant gas discoveries in offshore Lamu basin.

POLICY AND REGULATIONS

sequential process of information gathering that assesses the mineral potential of a given area. It starts with an idea or geologic model that identifies lands worthy of further exploration. Suitable target areas may then be staked as mineral claims to secure the mineral rights.

Upcoming Events

Past Events

  • Community Sensitization workshops and barazas on Proper Waste Management in Oil and Gas were held in February 2021 in Turkana East and Turkana South

    This is part of the ongoing efforts under Project Oil Kenya to continuously share information with communities and stakeholders within our upstream operations in the South-Lokichar Basin.

  • Early Oil Pilot Scheme EOPS ; Maiden Shipment of First Cargo of Kenyan Crude Oil was held on August 26th 2019

    EOPS commenced on 3 June 2018 with H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya, flagging off trucks transporting crude oil from Lokichar to the holding terminal in Changamwe, Mombasa.  The scheme supported the wider Project Oil Kenya objectives by establishing key logistical infrastructure that can be shared by communities and the project, for example, the Kainuk Bridge and road upgrades to the A1 and C46 roads, and also provided important technical data about Kenya’s oil reserves, allowing Kenya’s oil to be marketed and benchmarked in the international oil markets to understand the price differential against Brent.