Short-term assistance to Kenyan petroleum authorities


Cooperating institution
National Oil Corporation of Kenya (NOCK)

Goals and objectives
Transfer of geological and geophysical (G&G) data to a modern data format

Project period
2008–2009, extended to 2010

Total budget
NOK 2 million

Data management

Oil for Development:
Mr. Ivar Aarseth,

Cooperating institutions in Norway


Country facts


Official Name
Republic of Kenya


Chief of state
President Mwai Kibaki

Head of Government
President Mwai Kibaki

39 002 772 (2009 est.)

Petroleum sector, key figures
No oil or gas production (2009)

Organization of the sector
Ministry of Energy


Brief history of the project

On 30 September 2005, Kenyan authorities, represented by the National Oil Corporation of Kenya (NOCK), applied for petroleum-related assistance from Norway. On 15 December 2005, the Steering Committee of OfD approved short-term assistance limited to NOK 2 million. A second application was sent to the Norwegian Embassy on 16 June 2006. A fact-finding mission was carried out by a Norwegian team in July 2006.


Activities in 2009

Based on Kenyan participation in regional data management seminars in East Africa a proposal was made to start a data management programme together with NOCK. The programme has a budget of NOK 2 million.


Key achievements in 2009

Little was achieved as part of this cooperation in 2009, as the planned activities were only partly carried out.