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    The Kenyan Government has entered an agreement with the American-owned Burmah Oil Company to extend oil exploration in kenya.

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    The Kenyan Government has entered an agreement with the American-owned Burmah Oil Company to extend oil exploration in kenya.

    The agreement was signed in the capital, Nairobi, on Friday (December 7) by kenya's Minister for Natural Resources, Mr. William Omamo, and a Burmah Oil representative, Mr. M.F. West.

    The agreement provides for further exploration in an area of 21,000 square kilometres (8,000 square miles) in North-East kenya.

    The area was formerly held under licence by Adobe International Incorporated. But under the new agreement, Kenya Cities Service Incorporated, and Petrola (kenya) Limited, also have interests in the area, with Burmah Oil carrying out exploration for the group.

    Burmah Oil will begin a geological survey of the area within the next few months Exploration so far has included aeromagnetic, gravity and photogeological surveys.

    Mr. Omamo said the discovery of deposits of oil or natural gas in Kenya would be welcomed by the whole world, in the light of the energy crisis created by the Arab oil embargo.

    A transcript of the statements by Mr. Omamo and Mr. West follow:

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    Film ID:
    VLVAF2OFQ9JUB8CQ37IW15QXHEY86
    Media URN:
    VLVAF2OFQ9JUB8CQ37IW15QXHEY86
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/12/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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