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List Of All Petroleum Exploration Blocks In Kenya

by John Nyabuto

This is a list of all petroleum exploration blocks in Kenya. In the Kenya Gazette dated 13th May 2016, issued under the Petroleum (Exploration and Production) Act, 1986 (Cap. 308), the then Cabinet Secretary for Energy and Petroleum constituted sixty-three Petroleum Exploration Blocks of which thirty-seven is located in the Lamu Basin, seven in the Anza Basin, five in the Mandera Basin, and fourteen  in the Tertiary Rift Basin (MOEP, 2016).

 

Here are all petroleum exploration oil blocks and the area they cover.

 

 

OIL BLOCK

 

AREA​​ (KM²)

 

MANDERA BASIN BLOCKS

 

1.

 

BLOCK 1

 

23,797.79

 

2.

 

BLOCK 1A​​ 

 

12,083.66

 

3.

 

BLOCK 2A

 

7,801.72

 

4.

 

BLOCK 2B

 

5,461.31

 

5.

 

BLOCK 2BA

 

2,297.50

 

ANZA​​ BASIN BLOCKS

 

6.

 

BLOCK 3A

 

8,903.58

 

7.

 

BLOCK 3AA

 

3,287.69

 

8.

 

BLOCK 3B

 

9,081.83

 

9.

 

Block 3BA

 

3,338.47

 

10.

 

Block 9

 

15,781.95

 

11.

 

Block 9A

 

15,848.82

 

12.

 

BLOCK 10A

 

19,865.29

 

TERTIARY RIFT BASIN BLOCKS

 

13.

 

BLOCK 10BA

 

15,986.33

 

14.

 

BLOCK 10BAA

 

5,527.48

 

15.

 

BLOCK 10BB

 

6,172

 

16.

 

BLOCK 10BC

 

6,794.3

 

17.

 

BLOCK 11A

 

8248.29

 

18.

 

BLOCK 11AA

 

3,751.23

 

19.

 

BLOCK 11B

 

14,317

 

20.

 

BLOCK 12A

 

15,390

 

21.

 

BLOCK 12AA

 

5,130

 

22.

 

BLOCK 12B

 

6,200

 

23.

 

BLOCK 12 BA

 

1,278.00

 

24.

 

BLOCK 13T

 

4,719

 

25.

 

BLOCK 14T

 

17,209.50

 

26.

 

BLOCK 15T

 

5,896

 

LAMU BASIN BLOCKS

 

27.

 

BLOCK L1A

 

12,569.67

 

28.

 

BLOCK L1B

 

12,197.99

 

29.

 

BLOCK L2

 

11,680.88

 

30.

 

BLOCK L3

 

8,960.84

 

31.

 

BLOCK L4

 

5,664.50

 

32.

 

BLOCK 4A

 

1,818.82

 

33.

 

BLOCK L5

 

2,352.43

 

34.

 

BLOCK L6

 

4,986.07

 

35.

 

BLOCK L7

 

5,520.70

 

36.

 

BLOCK L8

 

5,128.83

 

37.

 

BLOCK L9

 

5,110.06

 

38.

 

BLOCK L10

 

4,962.03

 

39.

 

BLOCK L10B

 

5,585.35

 

40.

 

BLOCK L11A

 

5,008.72

 

41.

 

BLOCK L11B

 

4,962.58

 

42.

 

BLOCK L12

 

4,981.78

 

43.

 

BLOCK L13

 

2,178.45

 

44.

 

BLOCK L14

 

11,010.76

 

45.

 

BLOCK L14A

 

3,672.63

 

46.

 

BLOCK L15

 

2,331.03

 

47.

 

BLOCK L16

 

3,619.79

 

48.

 

BLOCK L17

 

1,274.69

 ​​ ​​​​ 

 

BLOCK L18

 

3,532.56

 

50.

 

BLOCK L19

 

8,802.31

 

51.

 

BLOCK L19A

 

3,040.59

 

52.

 

BLOCK L20

 

10,786.05

 

53.

 

BLOCK L21

 

15,669.53

 

54.

 

BLOCK L22

 

10,425.38

 

55.

 

BLOCK L23

 

10,311.59

 

56.

 

BLOCK L24

 

9,930.80

 

57.

 

BLOCK L25

 

10,569.13

 

58.

 

BLOCK L26

 

13,952.65

 

59.

 

BLOCK L27

 

10,585.88

 

60.

 

BLOCK L28

 

10,448.47

 

61.

 

BLOCK L29

 

3,224.57

 

62.

 

BLOCK L30

 

3,146.66

 

63.

 

BLOCK L31

 

2,292.88

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