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Block Update: Kenya

Lamu Oil and Gas, the Edgo Energy/QFB JV and block L14 operator in the Lamu basin, has agreed a 2D seismic program with Kenya’s Ministry of Energy and Petroleum.

The infill 1000 km 2D seismic program, which is planned to start in the third quarter of 2016, is designed to image the high graded eastern sub-basin to define prospects and select a drill target.

This 2D seismic program has replaced the previously agreed 3D seismic commitment of the Production Sharing Agreement and follows interpretation of 734 km 2D reconnaissance seismic acquired during the initial exploration period across the block.

Lamu Oil and Gas has also completed its community work for contract year 2015 in the Tana River district, where block L14 is situated. In consultation with the local communities and authorities, Lamu Oil and Gas has funded the construction by local contractors of sanitation facilities and distributed hundreds of school desks to local primary schools.

In 2014, Lamu Oil and Gas significantly improved access for local communities to nearby schools and hospitals during the rainy season with the building of a bridge over the Kokane river.

Lamu Oil and Gas has recently submitted its work program and budget for 2016 to the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum and will discuss its planned work in the block with the National Fossil Fuel Advisory Committee in January 2016.