Working tirelessly as Netcore
OIL AND GAS IN HISTORY KENYA
Petroleum Exploration in Kenya began in the 1950s within the Lamu Basin. It was until 2012 when the first commercially viable oil discovery was made in the Tertiary rift, followed by significant gas discoveries in offshore Lamu basin.
To date, over 86 wells have been drilled with a majority within the Tertiary Rift. An estimate of over 4 billion barrels of crude oil reserves have been encountered in the Lokichar sub-basin by Tullow Plc and its partners, with recovery oil estimated to be 750 million barrels.