British Oil Explorer, Tullow Oil is seeking to participate in the construction of Kenya‘s crude oil pipeline project. The firm says it is at its advance stages of evaluating the environmental, social, resettlement and compensation issues, which are given prominence in any mega project. This is was disclosed during a talk organized by Engineering Student Association (ESA) and Tullow’s team at the University of Nairobi.

 

Topics discussed at the forum included: engineering career opportunities at Tullow, importance of university-industry linkages and potential areas for collaboration with Tullow and the role of Tullow in providing services to the community (CSR).

The government through its state agency, Kenya Pipeline Corporation (KPC) will start constructing the 865km pipeline connecting oil fields from Lokichar in the northern region to proposed Lamu port in 2018.The country plans to produce its first oil as early as June 2017 and to ship 2,000 barrels daily by road from Eldoret to Mombasa then transport via rail to the new Kipevu Oil terminal. Tullow is undertaking a pilot project scheme to see this is also achieved.

The government through its state agency, Kenya Pipeline Corporation (KPC) will start constructing the 865km pipeline connecting oil fields from Lokichar in the northern region to proposed Lamu port in 2018.The country plans to produce its first oil as early as June 2017 and to ship 2,000 barrels daily by road from Eldoret to Mombasa then transport via rail to the new Kipevu Oil terminal. Tullow is undertaking a pilot project scheme to see this is also achieved.

The oil explorer with operations in East Africa manages various blocks in Kenya. The blocks are Ngamia 1, which was the first well to be explored in Turkana in 2012. This then followed by further exploration success in the South Lokichar Basin at the Ngamia, Twiga, Etuko, Ekales-1, Agete, Amosing, Ewoi, Ekunyuk and Etom oil accretion. Tullow continues to prospect oil across Kenya as well as new oil basins across its acreage.

Kenya projects to extend its refined-products pipeline from the western town of Eldoret to Kampala, the capital of neighboring Uganda, as well as expand storage facilities in Nairobi and construct LPG(Liquefied Petroleum Gas)  storage and bottling facilities. The Corporation will also be involved in the construction of a proposed oil pipeline to Ethiopia.

Elsewhere, after Uganda exited the Kenyan route, it intends to construct its own crude oil export pipeline with Tanzania starting January 2017. This is after oil explorers discovered more than 6.5billion barrels of crude oil reserves from the Albertine basin in western Uganda.

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