South Lokichar Development (Phase 1) is a conventional oil development located onshore Kenya and is operated by Tullow Kenya. According to GlobalData, who tracks more than 34,000 active and developing oil and gas fields worldwide, South Lokichar Development (Phase 1) was discovered in 2012, lies in block Block 10BB and Block 13T. Buy the profile here.

The project is currently in approval stage and is expected to start commercial production in 2026. Final investment decision (FID) of the project will be approved in 2024. The development cost is expected to be $3,400 m. The South Lokichar Development (Phase 1) conventional oil development will involve the drilling of approximately 321 wells.

Field participation details

The field is owned by Africa Oil, TotalEnergies and Tullow Oil.

Production from South Lokichar Development (Phase 1)

Production from the South Lokichar Development (Phase 1) conventional oil development project is expected to begin in 2026 and is forecast to peak in 2027, to approximately 120,000 bpd of crude oil and condensate. Based on economic assumptions, the production will continue until the field reaches its economic limit in 2044.

Remaining recoverable reserves

The field is expected to recover 309.52 Mmboe, comprised of 309.52 Mmbbl of crude oil & condensate.

Contractors involved in the South Lokichar Development (Phase 1) conventional oil field

Some of the key contractors involved in the South Lokichar Development (Phase 1) project as follows.

Design/FEED Engineering: WorleyParsons

Other Contractors: Worley, PR Marriott Drilling, Earthview Geoconsultants and Treavic Geosystems and Engineering

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