Africa Oil to conduct seismic survey in southern Ethiopia

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Addis Ababa, 10 July 2014 (WIC) - Canadian-based oil firm Africa Oil will collect seismic data from a new oil exploration block in Arba Minch, southern Ethiopia
Africa Oil acquired the new oil exploration block in southern Ethiopia rift valley system back in February from the Ethiopian Ministry of Mines, the company said.

According to Oil Review Africa, the block is covering 42,000 sq km of land in the great East Africa Rift Valley, according to Africa Oil.

The oil exploration company has been searching for oil in the Ogaden and in South Omo basins, it said.

A senior official at the Ministry of Mines revealed that Africa Oil, working alongside with Tullow Oil and New Age, is pushing for further oil exploration activities to be carried out.

The official added that Africa Oil has vast experience in exploration and extracting oil in African countries.

Africa Oil currently has three projects in Ethiopia consisting of blocks 7 & 8 in the Ogaden Basin of eastern Ethiopia, the Adigala Block close to the border with Somalia and Djibouti and the South Omo Block, which is located in the Omo Rift Valley of south-western Ethiopia