Africa Oil Corporation, Block 10BB and 13T Joint Venture Partner, has announced the completion of Front End Engineering and Design (FEED) studies for the Upstream (South Lokichar Basin Development) and Midstream (crude oil export pipeline) projects. This is a key milestone as the Joint Venture Partners, which includes Tullow Oil (operator) and Total S.A, progress towards making a Final Investment Decision (FID) for the ‘Project Oil Kenya’.
- FEED contracts for the upstream project and the Lokichar-Lamu crude oil pipeline were awarded in 2018 to WorleyParsons and Wood PLC respectively.
- FEED is undertaken after a feasibility study to describe in more details the different technical (design and engineering) and financial options (investment cost estimates) considered during the feasibility study.
Additionally, the Company reports (Q2 Financial and Operating Results) that activities surrounding the Environmental and Social Impact Assessments (ESIA) studies, for the above projects, remain on schedule for submission to the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) during Q3 2019. The delayed submission comes after NEMA had made a request to the Partners that additional community engagements/consultations be undertaken during the ESIA process.
- Environmental and Social Impact Assessments (ESIA) studies are being undertaken by Golder Associates (UK) and ESF Consultants (Kenya).