Britain’s Tullow Oil has said it made an oil discovery in Kenya which could potentially open up a second oil basin for development in the country.
Kenya and neighboring Uganda have both made oil finds that have yet to start commercial production.
The discovery comes as low oil prices prompt international oil firms to reduce spending on exploration and development.
Tullow is working with partners Africa Oil and A.P. Moller-Maersk to develop finds in northwest Kenya, where recoverable reserves have been put at an estimated 600 million barrels.