SHELL SLATES EXPLORATION ON NORTHWEST KENYA BLOCK

Shell Exploration BV has taken a farmout from Amoco Kenya Petroleum Co. on a 42,250 sq km block in Northwest Kenya. Shell will earn a 50% interest in Block 10 by conducting a 500 km seismic survey starting in August and drilling two wildcats in 1990-91. The region, on Lake Turkana and surrounding the lake on three sides, has not been explored for oil and gas. Shell and British Petroleum Co. plc pioneered onshore and offshore exploration in Kenya in the 1950s but withdrew because of lack of

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