Kenya: Simba farms down Block 2A

Issue 314 - 17 Dec 2015 | 1 minute read
Indian-owned Essel Group Middle East has reached a definitive farmout agreement with Simba Energy to take 60% in Block 2A. Essel has agreed to fund 100% of exploration expenses for the drilling of two wells on the block. The agreement has already been approved by the Kenyan government. Simba and Essel now intend to finalise a seismic contract to start work early in 2016, to acquire some 500 line km of 2D data. Essel has agreed to invest $100m, and a first well is planned for 2016. Essel’s Gagan Goel will join the Simba board as vice-chairman.

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