Oil and Natural Gas in Rwanda

Oil and Natural Gas Home

Click HERE for an overview
  • Natural gas proved reserves: 56.63 billion cu m (1 January 2005 est.)
  • Vangold Resources Ltd announced in November, 2007, that it will carry out a hydrocarbon potential evaluation over north western Rwanda. The area in the Kivu Graben, dubbed the 'White Elephant', is part of the great western East African Rift System. The graben, approximately 90km wide and 200km long, trends North-North-East to South-South-West and straddles both Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Structurally, according to the Vancouver-based company, Kivu Graben is the southern extension of the Albertine Graben in Uganda, where there has been major oil discoveries by Tullow Oil and Heritage Oil. Over a period of a year, the company has been doing technical studies of the probable area that has now been narrowed to 1,631 sq kms.

No comments: