Kenya’s oil and gas industry is in a state of transition, as its major oil and gas development — Blocks 10BB and 13T in Turkana — was put on hold, with Tullow Oil submitting a notice of force majeure to the Kenyan Ministry of Petroleum and Mining last week, citing complications from COVID-19. At the same time, however, neighboring Uganda’s Lake Albert Project is at long last moving ahead, with Total announcing plans to acquire Tullow Oil’s stake in the project. The massive development in Uganda, which is set to include a pipeline and refinery, could easily have an impact on regional oil and gas developments and opportunities.
The Kenya webinar featured Hon. Dr. Elly Karuhanga, Chairman of the Uganda Chamber of Mines & Petroleum & Chairman, Private Sector Foundation Uganda; Doris Mwirigi, Chief Operating Officer of Energy Solutions Africa; Toks Azeez, Sales and Commercial Director for Sub Saharan Africa, Baker Hughes; Mwendia Nyaga, Chief Finance Officer of Oilfield Movers and Brian Muriuki, Managing Director & Country Chair of Royal Dutch Shell Ghana.
Elizabeth Rogo, President for East Africa, African Energy Chamber
Caty Hirst, Director of Programming, Africa Oil & Power