Kenya’s KenGen has begun delivering steam at the sixth unit of its Olkaria geothermal unit.
Amid higher oil prices, Tullow Oil is beginning to scale up its growth plans once more, raising near term possibilities for drilling around TEN and further out plans for gas and Kenya.
The industry drilled more wells in 2021 than 2020, IHS Markit has reported, with notable successes in high impact wells adding new resources.
Eni has spudded the Mlima-1 exploration well, offshore Kenya, in the deepwaters of the Lamu Basin.
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has found in favour of Somalia in a ruling on maritime boundaries in the Indian Ocean.
Exploration companies big and small are warming up for a busy next 12 months – although some have warned this may be the last such push in the energy industry.
Tullow has hit financial goals and is looking to farm down its Kenyan operations, as it focuses further on its Ghanaian operations.
Kenya has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Eni on decarbonisation and biofuel.
Tulu Moye Geothermal Operations (TMGO) has begun testing the GA-1 well in Ethiopia, amid a continued push for geothermal progress in East Africa.
Uganda and Tanzania have taken another step toward construction of a major oil export pipeline, while port operations begin in Kenya.
Somalia has denied reports that the resumption of diplomatic relations with Kenya stems from an oil-sharing agreement on the offshore.
Solar developer Starsight Energy is expanding from its West Africa roots with a move into East Africa.
The US administration has set out plans to cut financing for hydrocarbon developments, while African states are doing what they can to secure energy projects.
Somalia and Kenya have restored diplomatic ties, following Qatari mediation.
ION Geophysical has won 3D work offshore Kenya, ahead of a licence round expected in the near term.
Tullow Oil has reported a post-tax loss of $1.22 billion for 2020, with production to continue sliding in 2020.
Geothermal power plant builder Ormat Technologies has rejected claims of “international corruption” from short seller Hindenburg Research.
KenGen has won a $6.45 million contract to drill three geothermal wells in Djibouti.
East Africa-focused Janus Continental Group (JCG) has invested $13 million in Highview Power, which has developed a liquid air energy storage system.
Trafigura has acquired a minority stake in Bboxx, which provides solar power systems in Africa and Asia, with an eye on LPG supplies.
Lake Turkana Wind Power has contracted Clir Renewables to track the Kenyan power project’s performance and consider potential optimisation.
Eni and Kenya have held talks on a number of potential green plans in the East African country, including the conversion of the Mombasa refinery.
Somalia has severed diplomatic ties with Kenya, after the latter deepened ties to Somaliland.
Kenya’s Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) has arrested the director general of the country’s Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA).
Tullow Oil and partners in Kenya have won more time to work out how to produce the South Lokichar oil.