Environmental & Social

Tullow Kenya B.V is a subsidiary of Tullow Oil Plc, Africa’s leading independent oil & gas exploration and production company.  The Company is in various stages of exploration across its licenses in Kenya.

Tullow Kenya is the operator of several exploration blocks in Kenya, including Blocks 10BA, 10BB and 13T in Turkana County; Block 12A encompassing Elgeyo Marakwet, Baringo and Turkana Counties, and; Block 12B encompassing Kisumu, Nandi, Kericho, and Homa Bay Counties. From 2011-2015 Tullow Kenya has implemented an exploration and appraisal campaign in these blocks including full tensor gradiometry (FTG) seismic surveys, ground-based seismic surveys and exploration and appraisal drilling. Looking forward, Tullow Kenya is evaluating the feasibility of commercialisation of the discovered resources in Turkana through the design and execution of a development project.

The assessment and management of environmental and social impacts and risks is a core aspect of all our work throughout the entire oil and gas life cycle. Assessment and management of such impacts and risks is:

  • a legal requirement of relevant authorities at national and county levels in Kenya, and;
  • a requirement of the various Tullow Oil environmental and social standards.

Beyond these requirements, Tullow Oil recognises that the assessment and management of the environmental and social impacts and risks associated with our operations is also a fundamental aspect of our relationship with core stakeholders including project-affected communities, civil society and the government. 

Tullow Kenya has created a dedicated Environmental & Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) page to provide information and share documents on environmental and social aspects of Tullow Kenya operations involved in the exploration, appraisal and potential development of discovered resources.

In addition, Tullow has also recently include published the Turkana specific Stakeholder Engagement Framework and the Biodiversity Management Framework, which can be found on the right hand side of this page.

Click here to link to the ESIA page