Tullow to begin oil survey in Kenya’s Kisumu

February 24, 2014

Tullow Oil Company is set to begin an oil seismic (scanning) survey in various parts of Kisumu county, Kenya’s The Star reported on February 23. The survey is part of the national government’s efforts to explore minerals in the region believed to have oil deposits.

Infrastructure executive Vincent Kodera said it will help establish potential oil areas in the county. He said several community sensitisation programs have been conducted ahead of the oil scanning.

Kodera said the company’s technicians visited various subcounties in Nyanza region for oil prospecting in 2012. Some of the counties believed to have oil deposits include Kisumu, Homa Bay, Kericho and Migori.

Kodera said the survey is expected to run for six months and will be undertaken in Nyakach, Muhoroni, Nyando and along the lake. He said the Tullow Company had secured a certificate of exploration from the Ministry of Energy.

Speaking at his office in Kisumu town, Kodera said the technical officers said they will put up a drilling machine. “Kisumu was marked and Tullow were awarded the certificate to carry out exploration activities for oil,” Kodera said.

Copyright: The Star, 2014