Kenya’s 865km pipeline project deal to be completed by mid-2018

The new 865-km pipeline will be from the Amosing and Ngamia fields to the port of Lamu on the Indian Ocean.

Speaking to Reuters, Keith Hill, chief executive of Africa Oil, said that the company discussed a few pipeline companies about coming in as a strategic partner on the pipeline. He further said to the source that the company is expecting to come to an agreement before mid-2018.

Commenting on the project, Tullow Oil, which is one of the partners in the project, said in its 2017 annual report that the primary development stage is expected to target about 210 mmbbl of oil out of total 560mn of proven and probable reserves, with daily plateau production of 60,000-80,000 bpd, according to the source.

In addition to Africa Oil, Maersk Oil and Total are also the partners in the undertaking.

In 2017, Kenya lost a bid for a pipeline to carry crude oil from Uganda. According to the industry experts, the security concerns in Kenya were one of the major reasons behind this. However, the new pipeline is expected to make the crude oil transport smooth across the region.