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State oil firm seeks prospectors on its exploration block

Oil exploration in progress. State owned National Oil Corporation plans to start gathering data on its exploration block in north western Kenya Photo/FILE
Oil exploration in progress. State owned National Oil Corporation plans to start gathering data on its exploration block in north western Kenya Photo/FILE 

State owned National Oil Corporation plans to start gathering data on its exploration block in north western Kenya.

The state firm is seeking international prospectors to acquire the two dimension seismic data on 400 kilometres in Block 14T.

To the south of the area lies Block 10BB where Tullow Oil struck oil in March last year.

“The acquisition of the data will inform a drilling decision is part of the ongoing preparatory works in readiness for drilling in the area,” said the oil firm in a statement.

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