Africa oil struck oil at the Dharoor block in Puntland Somalia and it has started stepping up security in the area where its drilling oil alongside its strategic partners, Red Emperor Resources and Range Resources.
Africa Oil found out that the oil find at Dharoor oil field could hold up to 1.2 billion barrels of oil.
The company started drilling in January.
After Al-Shabaab threatened to cancel all oil exploration licenses besides sending troops to the oil fields, Africa Oil has solicited the services of both the British government and private military companies to secure the fields.
Militants threatening Africa Oil include Puntland Islamists, the ‘Mujahedin of the Golis Mountains’