Published On: Wed, Dec 18th, 2013

Tullow oil contracts local firm Civicon

Kenyan engineering firm Civicon has entered a 2-year partnership with Tullow Oil to provide infrastructure for the Irish company’s drilling program in Northern Kenya.

Civicon provides infrastructure like terminals for fuel storage and power plants for oil and gas firms and is the engineering branch of the TransCentury group.

The company will supply airstrips, well pads, access roads amongst others for Tullow’s project in the African country.

Ben Kiilu, Civicon Head of Business, said the company was happy about the contract which he revealed was open for a 2 year renewal on completion, Kenya’s CapitalFM reported.

While commending the explorer for choosing a local company, Kiilu said it would provide employment for Kenyans through the supply of support services and materials.

Tullow oil, which had a market capitalisation of an estimated $15 billion as of April 2013, has discovered oil at the Agete-1 exploration site in Lokichar-Basin, bringing its total discoveries in the region to five, the company revealed.

Prior to this, the explorer had found oil in Ekales-1, Twiga South-1, Ngamia-1 and Etuko and said it had about eight more potential wells to explore.

Apart from Kenya, the company also has operations in Uganda, Kenya, Congo, Tanzania and South Sudan.

 

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