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Kenya upstream summary

Kenya upstream summary

Report summary

Kenya is a frontier oil and gas region with no current production. In 2012, Tullow Oil made the country's first oil discovery in the onshore North-Central Gregory Rift Basin. Tullow, and partners Africa Oil Corp. and Maersk Oil & Gas, have since confirmed 650 mmbbls of (risked) recoverable reserves across Block 10BB and Block 13T in the South Lokichar sub-basin. We anticipate first production in 2022. The most likely development scenario will see the partners exporting a peak of ...

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Volatility in oil markets has led players in the upstream oil and gas industry to focus on reducing capital spend and operating costs. At the same time, governments need to review fiscal terms to maintain attractiveness and investment.

This country report gives an overview of the key upstream issues for this country. If you’re interested in identifying and assessing upstream investment and expansion opportunities, this upstream summary is your definitive commercial guide.

Potential investors, governments and companies in the oil and gas sector can use it to gain a better understanding of the critical issues for development opportunities in this country.

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  • Executive summary
  • Key facts
  • Location maps
  • Key companies
  • Geology
    • Introduction to Kenya Basins
    • Lamu Embayment Basin
      • Reservoirs
      • Seals
      • Source Rocks
    • Mogadishu - Somali Coastal Basin
    • North Central Gregory Rift and Eyasi - Wembere - South Gregory Rift Basins
      • Reservoirs
      • Seals
      • Source Rocks
    • Somali-Ogaden-Mandera Lugh Basin
      • Reservoirs
      • Seals
      • Source Rocks
    • Tanzanian Coastal Basin
  • Exploration
    • Licensing
    • Recent Licensing activity
    • Historic Licensing Activity
    • Drilling
      • Drilling activity
      • Future Drilling
      • Recent Drilling Activity
      • Historic Drilling Activity
      • Success rates
  • Reserves and resources
  • Production
  • Infrastructure
    • Introduction
      • Pipelines
      • Refinery
  • Policy and regulation
    • Key legislation
    • Regulatory body
    • State oil company
    • State participation
    • Licensing
  • Fiscal terms
    • Overview
    • Current fiscal terms
    • Production Sharing Contracts (PSCs)
      • State Equity Participation
      • Bonuses, Rentals and Fees
      • Indirect Taxes
      • Royalty and Other Production Taxes
      • Domestic Market Obligation (DMO)
      • PSC Cost Recovery
      • PSC Profit Sharing
      • Contractor Revenue Entitlement
      • Product Pricing
      • Corporate (or Petroleum) Income Tax
      • Fiscal/Contractual Ring-Fences
      • Dividend Withholding Tax
      • Other Taxes
    • Fiscal Model
    • Historical background

In this report there are 15 tables or charts, including:

  • Executive summary
  • Key facts
    • Key facts: Table 1
  • Location maps
    • Location maps: Image 1
  • Key companies
    • Net Acreage 2016
    • Remaining Commercial and Technical Reserves at 01/01/2016
  • Geology
    • Basin Map of Kenya
  • Exploration
    • Kenya Licence Map
    • Exploration: Table 1
    • Drilling Activity
    • Technical and Commercial Success Rates
  • Reserves and resources
    • Reserves and resources: Table 1
    • Reserves and resources: Table 2
  • Production
    • Oil/liquids
    • Production: Table 2
  • Infrastructure
  • Policy and regulation
  • Fiscal terms
    • Fiscal terms: Table 1
    • GEM models
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