About Us

Petroleum Focus Consultants was incorporated in 2000 as a multi-discipline upstream, midstream and downstream oil and gas consulting firm offering expertise in the East African region.

Consultants at Petroleum Focus have substantial experience and expertise gained over 40 years in the oil and gas sector. The consultants have a unique blend of technical, commercial and financial experience.

In the upstream area experience include policy, legal and regulatory frameworks, resource commercialization feasibility studies, local content capacity building, and community/government/public relations.

In the downstream area this includes refining, petroleum supply chain and logistics, market and feasibility studies , facilities and business due diligence, business and investments modeling, business and operations risk management and controls , legal and regulatory frameworks, and skills training.

Petroleum Focus has established a track record in consultancy in the region with major oil and gas companies, governments, regulatory agencies, and donor agencies. The countries in which Petroleum Focus has undertaken projects include Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Botswana, South Sudan and Somalia.

Expertise

POLICY, LEGAL AND REGULATORY FRAMEWORKS

Upstream, midstream and downstream Oil and Gas  Policy, Legal and Regulatory Frameworks for Kenya and the region. This includes institutional capacity reviews and enhancements.

FEASIBILITY AND TECHNICAL STUDIES

Upstream Oil and Gas commercialization and infrastructure feasibility and technical studies for production development planning.

LOCAL CONTENT DEVELOPMENT

Upstream oil and gas local content development capacity and systems. This includes development of technical skills.

FEASIBILITY STUDIES

Petroleum Refining technical and economic feasibility studies for Greenfield projects, and due diligence of existing refineries.

Pre-investment market studies  in petroleum  markets, demand  studies and project feasibility evaluations

DOWNSTREAM PETROLEUM SUPPLY CHAIN OPTIMIZATION

Optimization studies for efficiency, effectiveness and EHS compliance. Includes storage and distribution Operating systems, standards and procedures  for petroleum facilities, safety, security, stock controls and includes Storage depots, pipelines, LPG, Aviation facilities.

LEGAL DISPUTES, ARBITRATION AND REGULATORY INTERPRETATION

Independent Oil Expert in legal disputes, arbitration and petroleum regulatory interpretation.  Independent witness in quality and quantity  determination. Participation in petroleum business forensic audits.

DUE DILIGENCE

Due Diligence of petroleum businesses and facilities during mergers and acquisitions, and financing restructuring.

TRAINING

Client specific in-house training in petroleum supply chain, depot operations, refining economics, distribution, EHS, stocks control, petroleum road transportation, emergency preparedness etc.

BUSINESS RISK AND CONTROL REVIEWS

Petroleum business risk reviews in areas of business controls, stocks controls, security and EHS.

ENERGY AND CLIMATE CHANGE

Energy and Climate Change Expert.

 

Projects

SOME PROJECTS WE HAVE UNDERTAKEN

LAPSSET (Lamu Port Southern Sudan-Ethiopia Transport) Corridor Project Feasibility Studies – Handled the Refinery Section

Transitional management of Mombasa refinery from toll to merchant refinery model

Early crude oil commercialisation options for Kenya

Uganda downstream regulatory framework

Setting up of the Botswana National Oil Company

Drafting downstream petroleum regulations for Kenya

Petroleum supply / demand studies for new Mombasa KPC (Kenya Pipeline Co. Ltd) pipeline feasibility and design

Petroleum strategy for Rwanda

Support for GIZ upstream oil and gas technical skills development (SOGA project)

LPG supply / demand expansion studies for Puntland

LPG supply and distribution studies for Kenya

Downstream marketing and distribution facilities due diligence in Rwanda and Burundi

Various market entry feasibility studies

Meet the team

GEORGE MWANGI WACHIRA

LEAD CONSULTANT

George is a Chemical Engineer from Surrey University in the UK, a member of Institute of Energy

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11th Floor, Bruce House
Standard Street
P.O. Box 52136-00200
Nairobi, Kenya
Office: +254 20 2214141
Email: info@petroleumfocus.com