Now they are even exploring for oil in Kenya. Africa Oil Corp's Bogal-1 oil exploration well operated by China owned CNOOC spudded on October 28, 2009. The well is expected to reach total depth of 5,500 meters within approximately 6 months.
Block 9 covers an area of 27,778 square kilometers in the centre of the Anza Basin. The Anza Basin is a NW-SE trending rift basin along trend with the prolific Mesozoic play of southern Sudan. The basin is over 580 kilometers long and 150 kilometers wide with a potential prospective area in excess of 50,000 square kilometers. Experts believe they may have proven the existence of natural gas and possibly oil.