Tullow Oil firm has chosen an Australian company for Kenya contract. Worley Parsons has been awarded an engineering design contract for oil production in its northern Kenyan.
Though no much details have been provided by the ministry of petroleum and mining, Kenya has moved a step closer to realizing full production at the blocs.
The national government and local government agreed on modality to share the country’s oil resource so far estimated to contain 750 million barrels.
Tullow and its partner Africa Oil discovered commercial reserves in Turkana Lokichar basin in 2012. French oil producer Total has since taken a 25 percent stake.
President Uhuru Kenyatta is expected to flag-off a convoy of trucks carrying crude oil on June 3. The crude oil will be stored at the Kenya Petroleum Refinery Limited to accumulate sufficient volumes to be exported.
There are about 80,000 barrels of crude oil stored in Lokichar, with the Kenya Joint Venture Partners targeting to produce between 60,000 and 100,000 barrels of crude oil.
This will mark the start of small scale exports of oil meant to help the firms carry out technical studies like oil well flow rates ahead of full production cited for 2021/22.