Exploration & Production

Tullow begins Zambian exploration drive

Tullow Oil has started exploration in Zambia in a move that the country hopes will reduce its reliance on copper production Tullow Oil has started exploration in Zambia in a move that the country hopes will reduce its reliance on copper production.
By Ian Nkala 31 August 2017 0 27394
A Tullow rig in Africa. (Tullow)

British exploration company Tullow Oil has started prospecting for oil and gas in northern Zambia a year after it secured a petroleum exploration licence in the southern African country.

If successful, the $69 million project in Block 31 of Zambia’s portion of the mineral-rich Great Rift Valley will be a major step towards reducing the nation’s reliance on copper production.  

Tullow’s Zambian subsidiary launched its exploration programme at a ceremony attended by the country’s president, Edgar Lungu, on 11 August. Tullow is planning to start by...