The Kenya development plan is progressing well and the project remains on track for FID in late 2019. FEED and ESIA work for the upstream Foundation Stage are now under way, following the award of the upstream FEED and Integrated Project Management contracts to Worley Parsons in May 2018. FEED and the ESIA work for the pipeline are also progressing to plan and commercial discussions continue with potential pipeline contractors.
Extended injection and production testing continues, with water injection testing ongoing at Ngamia-11 and continued oil production from the Ngamia-8 well. The Ngamia-3 well also successfully started production in June 2018. Results from the wells to date are in line with expectations and data will be used to inform the development plan for the Foundation Stage of the South Lokichar Development.
Following the agreement of the terms of The Petroleum Bill, the transfer of stored crude oil from Turkana to Mombasa by road commenced on 3 June 2018. This milestone was marked by a ceremony attended by President H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta, Deputy President H.E. William Ruto, the Turkana County Governor, Turkana MPs as well as many other Government Ministers and officials. The first truck arrived at the KPRL Refinery in Mombasa on 7 June 2018, where the oil will be stored for future export. Initially, the trucks will transport approximately 600 bopd and this is expected to steadily increase to 2,000 bopd once the Early Oil Production System is fully operational and production testing commences from the Amosing production facility.