Opportunities for Oil and Gas Exploration in Kenya

The Basins

Kenya’s Petroleum potential is best depicted by the four large sized sedimentary basins that straddle the Country (sedimentary basins & exploration blocks map). These are Lamu, Anza, Mandera, and Tertiary Rift basins. The sedimentary basins are divided into exploration blocks as shown below.

Petroleum Exploration Block Map of Kenya

Exploration Block Map of Kenya: Government of Kenya Revised Edition 2006

To download the PDF document of Petroleum Exploration Block Co-ordinate Points Map click the link below:

Petroleum Exploration Block Co-ordinate Points Map: Government of Kenya Revised Edition 2006

The four basins are:

  • Anza Basin;
  • Mandera Basin;
  • Tertiary Rift Basin; and
  • Lamu Basin