Tullow Oil has announced that it has temporarily suspended all operations as a precautionary measure in Block 10BB (Ngamia 1) and Block 13T(Twiga South-1) in Northern Kenya.
When the Canadian firm Africa Oil announced yesterday that they had got more oil at their block 10BB at Ngamia in Turkana,some champagne glasses were already up to toss to new wealth. And the social media was a buzz with excitement. We had found more oil in Turkana.
It was an anxious moment for all of us as we waited to board a flight to Turkana for a tour of Ngamia 1 oil exploration site. It was a maiden tour by the media to the Tullow oil rig (a rig is an apparatus for on-land oil drilling) at block 10BB. The oil discovery had made headlines on March 26. Ngamia and Turkana oil was then trending on social media. But in a few days the usual negative publicity,Kenyan style, set in.