There are about 30,000 barrels of crude oil that has already been transported and currently stored at the Mombasa based oil refinery since trucking of stored oil at Turkana’s Ngamia fields began mid this year.
Kenya joint venture partners report that they are trucking around 600 barrels of crude oil a day through four trucks every two days. This is far below the targeted 2,000 barrels predicted under the Early Oil Pilot once Early Oil Production System is fully operational from the Amosing production facility.
Operational activity is focused in the South Lokichar basin. Work has continued in both the Amosing and Ngamia fields, 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. The produced oil from testing has been stored in the field. A comprehensive review of results from this program commenced in the third quarter of 2018. To date, the results are positive.
As of May 2018, over 75,000 barrels of crude oil was already stored in the Ngamia and Amosing fields. That is, about 38,450 barrels from the Ngamia field and around 35,830 barrels from the Amosing field. In 2019, more oil production is expected.