By Judith Akollo
Riding on the success of Ngamia One in Turkana County, Zarara Oil and Gas Company has returned to Lamu to continue a multi-billion oil and gas exploration.
The exploration slated for February or March 2017 follows seismic surveys conducted in 2013 which showed the presence of hydrocarbons in the L4 and L13 blocks in Lamu County.
The company’s County Manager Peter Nduru said seismic surveys conducted in 2012 and 2013 costing 1.1 Billion shillings have shown the Lamu County has productive oil wells.
According to Zarara, unsteady oil prices on the international market have not dampened efforts for the exploration for oil and gas adding that they will redouble their efforts to source for funds to conduct the exploration.
Zarara oil and Gas Company will drill 102 wells to ascertain the quantities of oil resources in the area.
Speaking in Faza Island during the official handing over ceremony of books worth 2.5 million shillings, Nduru said the next phase of the exploration could cost over 3 Billion shillings.
Lamu County leaders welcomed the projects and assured the company of maximum cooperation.
Already NEMA has already done the Environment Impact Assessment which has approved the process.