Kenya timeline

2010

September:

Acquired 50% interest in licences 10BA, 10BB, 10A, 12A and 13T after signing agreements with Africa Oil and Centric Energy

2011

January:

Full Tensor Gravity Gradiometry (FTG) seismic survey commenced

March:

Tullow farmed into Block L8, offshore Kenya

October:

Commenced onshore drilling operations at Ngamia-1

2012

march:

Announced basin-opening discovery at Ngamia-1 well in Block 10BB

October:

Discovery at Twiga South-1 well in Block 13T

2013

February:

Completed testing of Ngamia-1 and Twiga South-1

"Area of Interest” (AOI), encompassing the basin discoveries and further prospects in Blocks 13T and 10BB agreed with the Government of Kenya to allow a multiple fieldapproach to development of the resources

March:

Paipai-1 exploration well encounters light hydrocarbon shows in Block 10A 

July:

Discovery at Etuko-1 well in Block 10BB

September:

Discovery at Ekales-1 well in Block 13

November:

Discovery at Agete-1 well in Block 13T

2014

January:

Discoveries at Amosing-1 and Ewoi-1 in Block 10BB

March:

Emong-1 well encounters poorly developed oil bearing reservoir sands in Block 13T

may

Ekunyuk-1 in Block 10BB finds best sands on eastern flank but lacks trap

August:

Discovery at Etom-1 in Block 13T 

October:

Owo-1 sidetrack result confirms the discovery of the Enyenra oil field (formally Owo). 

Kodos-1 well in the Kerio Basin Block 10BB encounters hydrocarbon shows

2015

January:

Epir-1 well in the North Kerio Basin Block 10BB encountered oil and wet gas shows.

3D Acquisition of 951 sq km 3D seismic survey completed over discoveries in the western basin bounding fault play of the South Lokichar Basin.

August:

A joint communiqué from the Governments of Kenya and Uganda was issued on 10 August 2015 which stated that, “the two Heads of State agreed on the use of the Northern Route i.e. Hoima-Lokichar-Lamu for the development of the crude oil pipeline.” 

2nd half of the year:

Extended Well Tests (EWTs) were successfully completed at the Ngamia and Amosing fields demonstrated production rates and reservoir continuity over distances suitable for field development. 

Various months:

Successful appraisal wells drilled included Ngamia-7, 8 and 9, Amosing-3, 4 and 5, Twiga-3, Ekales-2 and Etom-2

December:

Etom-2 in the South Lokichar Basin, discovered 102 metres of net oil pay in high quality reservoir sands in an untested fault block identified on new 3D seismic. The seismic indicates significant remaining exploration prospectivity in the greater Etom area. This supports an upside potential of 1 billion barrels of oil in the South Lokichar Basin. 

2016

APRIL:

In April 2016, it was agreed by the Governments of Uganda and Kenya that the two countries would develop separate, standalone export pipelines for their oil resources.