Edmon Wanjala

Edmon Wanjala


National Oil Corporation of Kenya

Edmond Wanjala graduated from the University of Nairobi in 2001 with a BSc in Geology. He holds an MSc in geology from the University of Nairobi and an MSc in Exploration Geophysics from the University of Leeds, UK. He has previously worked as a consulting geophysicist in the water and geothermal sectors before joining National Oil Corporation of Kenya as a petroleum geophysicist since 2006.


SESSION 10:  Modelling Repositories As One Stop Shop In Exploration Data Mining For The Oil Industry

There has been exploration data for the Kenyan Oil and Gas industry spanning over 60 years to date. For all these while, data integration to suit various business models for industry players within these exploration province has been a major problem. Advances in technology, acceleration of exploration activities, new discoveries and increased government interest to manage more closely resources associated with Oil and Gas have brought the whole idea of National Data Repositories (NDR) into new focus. Production Sharing Contracts (PSC) have been given a facelift in their content and meaning as key partnership contract documents governing industry drivers. Notable aspects have been the emphasis of rules guiding large data sets being generated by the industry on a regular basis, the emerging trends of open access data systems and how to manage access and integration of exclusive and nonexclusive data in an NDR environment. In view of data management complexities that has existed over time, National Oil Corporation of Kenya has implemented mitigating processes utilizing improved technology to address the challenge of ease of access by industry players to a country NDR spanning full project cycle from Desktop review to Value addition as a one stop shop.