Vanoil Operations in Kenya
Vanoil is the operator of the onshore Blocks 3A and 3B, located in Eastern Kenya, near the border with Somalia. Through its takeover of Avana Petroleum, Vanoil also holds a 10 percent stake in the offshore Block L9, of which Ophir Energy is the operator. As agreed in the Production Sharing Contract with the Kenyan government, drilling began before July 2013. According to a company report released in August 2013, proceedings have been delayed by local protest.