Decklar Resources announced the commencement of completion operations for the Oza-1 well re-entry in Nigeria.
ITFC signe un accord de financement de 100 millions d’Euros pour soutenir le secteur sénégalais de l’énergie
ITFC signe un accord de financement de 100 millions d’Euros avec la SENELEC pour l'achat de produits pétroliers raffinés et aura donc un impact direct sur la production, la transmission et la distribution d'électricité à travers le pays.
Kinetiko Energy has been in the process of negotiations with a number of drilling and related contractors in both South Africa and Botswana and has completed an engagement with Torque Africa Exploration to drill on the Korhaan project.
Shearwater GeoServices announced the award of a 3D seismic survey contract for acquisition in South Africa.
PetroNor, the independent oil and gas exploration and production company with a focus on sub-Saharan Africa, announced it has received, from the Government of The Gambia, a one-year extension to the Longstop date of the A4 Licence.
Shearwater GeoServices announced the commencement of a 4D monitor survey for Total Angola.
TotalEnergies Angola has exercised an option for the 7th generation drillship Maersk Voyager to drill the ultra-deepwater Ondjaba-1 exploration well in Angola’s Block 48.
Occidental, an international energy company announced it has agreed to sell its interests in two Ghana offshore fields for $750 million to Kosmos Energy ($550 million) and Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) ($200 million).
Fugro has been awarded by Saipem a monitoring contract to support the construction of a liquid natural gas (LNG) jetty for BP’s Greater Tortue Ahmeyim field offshore Senegal/Mauritania.
BW Energy announced it has been provisionally awarded operatorship of two blocks in the 12th Offshore Licensing Round in Gabon. The award by the Direction Generale des Hydrocarbures (DGH) in Gabon is subject to finalising the PSC with the DGH.
The Senegalese government has introduced a domestic-approach to energy sector development, placing local content as a key driver of industry success.
Sub-Saharan Africa is set to emerge from the 2020 recession sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic with growth expected to expand by 3.3 percent in 2021. This is one percent higher than the April 2021 forecast according to the latest edition of Africa Pulse.
Dana Gas announced that its 9M 2021 collections from the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) and Egypt have increased 102% year-on-year to $256 million (AED 938mm) from $127 million (AED 466mm) in the same period the previous year.
Global innovation platform Plug and Play is partnering with the Egyptian Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA), to launch an Open Innovation Hub in Cairo.
Angola has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Sun Africa and U.S.-based AfricaGlobal Schaffer for a $1.5 Billion mini-grid project to supply solar electricity and drinking water in Angola.
ReconAfrica and its joint venture partner NAMCOR (the state oil company of Namibia) announced the Ministry of Mines and Energy has granted approval of a one year extension on the First Renewal Period from 29 January 2022 to 29 January 2023.
PGS has 3D seismic data acquired in partnership with Agência Nacional de Petróleo, Gás e Biocombustíveis (ANPG), covering most of the available opportunities in the Angola 2021 bid round for offshore Kwanza and Lower Congo Basin.
Eni started production from Cabaça North development project, in Block 15/06 of the Angolan deep offshore, via the Armada Olombendo Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel.
Shell completes sale of Western Desert assets in Egypt to Cheiron Petroleum Corporation and Cairn Energy
Shell Egypt N.V. and Shell Austria GmbH, subsidiaries of Royal Dutch Shell (Shell), have completed the sale of their upstream assets in Egypt’s Western Desert to a consortium made up of subsidiaries of Cheiron Petroleum Corporation and Cairn Energy.
Africa-focused oil and gas company Aminex announced that the Ruvuma joint venture has awarded the seismic acquisition contract to Africa Geophysical Services (AGS).
Chariot signs well services contract with Halliburton for Anchois gas appraisal well offshore Morocco
Chariot, the Africa focused transitional energy company, announced it has signed a binding letter of intent with Halliburton, for services on Chariot’s planned Anchois gas appraisal well within the Lixus licence, offshore Morocco.
Nigerian fintech startup Infibranches secures $2m funding from All On to drive growth in the renewable energy sector
Shell-funded impact investment company All On announced a $2 million investment in fintech company, Infibranches Technologies, to help bridge the energy distribution gap in underserved rural and peri-urban areas of Nigeria.
U.S. Development Finance Corporation (DFC), has invested $10 million in Nithio's Financial Intermediary, Nithio FI, an AI-enabled clean energy financing platform, to scale clean energy financing in Africa.
Technip Energies and National Petroleum Construction Company, NPCC, a subsidiary of National Marine Dredging company, have signed an MoU to advance energy transition in the UAE and countries in the MENA region.
[South Africa] Sasol, Haldor Topsøe expand G2L licensing collaboration to grow sustainable synthetic fuels and chemicals globally
Haldor Topsøe and Sasol have expanded their G2L collaboration to jointly license and develop their technologies for sustainable liquid fuels and chemicals production through Fischer-Tropsch (FT) technology.
African Development Bank’s SEFA provides $1 million to kick off modernization of Africa’s Hydropower Fleet
The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) has approved a $1 million grant for modernization of Africa’s aging hydropower fleet.
The Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (APICORP), an energy-focused multilateral development bank, unveiled its new ESG policy framework to support energy transition in its member countries and beyond.
[Burundi] Une usine de briquettes renforce la résilience et la cohabitation dans un camp de réfugiés
Sous l’impulsion du gouvernement du Burundi, le Haut-commissariat des Nations unies pour les réfugiés (HCR) promeut l’utilisation de briquettes comme source d’énergie alternative et durable pour la cuisson.
Kenya Electricity Generating Company PLC (KenGen) has been cleared to sell an equivalent of 4.6 million tonnes of carbon emissions earned over the last 18 months.
Pharos Energy announced that Pharos Group has entered into conditional agreements for the farm-out and sale of a 55% working interest and operatorship in each of the Egyptian El Fayum and North Beni Suef Concessions to IPR Lake Qarun Petroleum Co.
The African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM), one of Africa’s infrastructure-focused private equity fund managers, has acquired a significant stake in Sodigaz, an LPG distributor based in Burkina Faso and Benin.
TGS is commencing a new seismic survey in the MSGBC Basin, offshore Mauritania, adding to the successes of the North-West Africa Atlantic Margin (NWAAM) 2D campaign.
Penspen, the provider of engineering and management services to the oil and gas industry, has recorded a highly successful year to date in the Middle East and Africa with a strong performance forecast for the rest of the year.
As part of Vodacom’s energy and carbon management strategy and commitment to reducing its impact on the environment, Vodacom has installed new solar-powered sites in Polokwane, Vereeniging and Bloemfontein.
African Energy week maintains a strong position on the role of women in Africa’s energy transformation
African Energy Week will ensure women take up their rightful seat at the global energy table.
Les délégations ministérielles du Tchad, de la République du Congo, de la Guinée équatoriale et de la République démocratique du Congo ont confirmé leur participation au tout premier Forum américano-africain sur l'énergie
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is boosting renewable energy and energy efficiency in Egypt with $25 million loan to the National Bank of Kuwait Egypt (NBKE).
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) announced grant funding for technical assistance to help Beninese company Sherlock Grids SAS expand and improve clean energy access to rural communities across the country.
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) awarded a technical assistance grant to Algeria’s transmission system operator, Société Algérienne Gestionnaire du Réseau de Transport de l’Electricité (GRTE), to modernize its electricity grid.
The Africa Minigrid Developers Association (AMDA) and the Rural Electrification Authority (REA) Zambia signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at promoting minigrids and decentralized utilities for rural electrification.
African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM), one of Africa’s largest infrastructure-focused private equity fund managers, has acquired a significant stake in Sodigaz, an LPG distributor based in Burkina Faso and Benin, through AIIM’s flagship pan-African infrastructure fund, AIIF3.
Grande Côte Opérations signs MoU with CrossBoundary for construction of hybrid solar power station in Senegal
Grande Côte Opérations (GCO), a subsidiary of the Eramet Group, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with CrossBoundary Energy for the construction of a 13 MW hybrid solar power station with 8 MW battery storage in Senegal.
IRENA, IAEA selected as modelling partners for development of African Continental Power Systems Master Plan
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) have been selected as modelling partners for the development of the African Continental Power Systems Master Plan (CMP).
GE Renewable Energy’s Grid Solutions business recently commissioned the first ever fully digital high voltage substation on the African continent in Thiès, 70 km from Dakar in Senegal.
Les Ministres de l’énergie des pays du G5 sahel valident la feuille de route régionale de l’initiative Desert to Power
Les ministres de l’énergie des pays du G5 Sahel ont validé la feuille de route régionale de l’initiative Desert to Power, un projet emblématique d’accès à l’énergie durable promu par la Banque africaine de développement.
Mubadala Petroleum, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mubadala Investment Company, and Eni signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at identifying cooperation opportunities in the energy transition sector.
[Nigeria] IOMS launches model to provide integrated last-mile delivery services to the offshore energy industry
FlexDELIVERY disrupts the traditional model of high shore base startup costs, rentals and vessel time-chartered contracts by focusing on the service that is required by the energy industry – cargo delivery.
Zenith Energy announced the commencement of workover activities in well Robbana-1 (ROB-1) in the Robbana concession, onshore Tunisia.
Chariot, the Africa focused transitional energy company, announced it has signed a contract with Stena Drilling to use its Stena Don drilling rig for the planned Anchois gas appraisal well within the Lixus licence, offshore Morocco.
Chinese inverter supplier has been selected by German developer to supply inverters and a storage system for the construction of a hybrid off-grid solar photovoltaic system and battery storage system in Egypt.
In addition to world class energy developments taking place within the oil and gas industry, Senegal is making moves to exploit its significant renewable energy resources.
Petrofac has secured a contract valued at over $100 million with Zallaf Libya Oil & Gas Exploration and Production Company, to deliver their Erawin Field Development Project Phase 1 Early Production Facilities.
SparkMeter, a provider of smart metering technology and grid analytics for developing markets, has been selected as prime contractor by the United States Trade and Development Authority (USTDA) to deploy a comprehensive digital analytics platform to improve electricity grid operations for 100,000 people in West Africa.
VAALCO Energy announced that the Etame co-venturers approved the Bareboat Contract and Operating Agreement (collectively, the “Agreements”) with World Carrier Offshore Services Corp and the Agreements are now effective.
Sound Energy, the Moroccan focused upstream gas company announced a 12-month extension to the initial period of the Anoual Exploration Permits, onshore Morocco.
Eni announced a major oil discovery in block CI-101 offshore Ivory Coast. The block is operated by Eni with Petroci Holding, who hold 90% and 10% respectively in the exploration phase.
[Column] Charné Hundermark: MSGBC natural gas to accelerate regional economic growth, position Africa as a global competitor
The MSGBC region, covering Mauritania, Senegal, Gambia, Guinea Bissau, and Guinea Conakry, unlike other high production markets in West and Northern Africa, has seen relatively small-scale energy sector developments since the early 2000s.
Speedcast announced that the company has been selected by Mining Company Katanga for a three-year contract to deliver satellite connectivity services in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
Eskom is embarking on a national initiative to upgrade prepaid meter software by changing the meter coding. The current meter software will expire in the year 2024.
Trina Solar Co., Ltd., a global PV and smart energy total solution provider, is announcing the appointment of Solinc East Africa Ltd in Kenya as an official distributor to supply Trina Solar’s products and solutions in East Africa.
Sound Energy, the Moroccan focused upstream gas company announced the completion of the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Schlumberger Silk Route Services Limited (SSRS), from Schlumberger Holdings II Limited.
Impact Oil & Gas announced the completion of farm-out transaction between Impact Africa, and BG International, of a 50% working interest and operatorship in the Transkei & Algoa exploration right, offshore South Africa.
The project will be the largest solar-plus-storage plant located at a mine site, significantly facilitating the energy transition for minerals in the MENA region.
Panoro Energy announced that the Hibiscus North exploration well (DHBNM-1), currently being drilled in the Dussafu Marin Permit offshore Gabon, has encountered hydrocarbons.
In partnership with PetroCi and Direction Générale des Hydrocarbures, PGS has completed phase two of the Côte d’Ivoire MegaSurvey, adding 9 897 sq. km of 3D and 24 632 km 2D in the Tano Basin.
VAALCO Energy announced that its affiliate VAALCO Gabon has signed a binding letter of intent (LOI) with World Carrier to provide and operate a Floating Storage and Offloading (FSO) unit at VAALCO’s Etame Marin field offshore Gabon.
Siemens Energy has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Egyptian Electricity Holding Company to jointly develop hydrogen-based industry in Egypt with export capability.
S.E. Mohammed Barkindo, Secrétaire Général de l’Organisation des pays exportateurs de pétrole, a été reçu par S.E. Bruno Jean-Richard Itoua, Ministre des hyrdocarbures du Congo-Brazzaville.
Energy Capital Power (ECP) accueille avec enthousiasme la visite de l'OPEP et la détermination du gouvernement congolais à propulser son secteur pétrolier et gazier vers de nouveaux sommets.
Zenith Energy announced it has finalised all the necessary preparations for the commencement of operational activities in the Robbana concession, onshore Tunisia.
Swedish energy company Azelio has received a conditional order from Engazaat Development S.A.E. for 20 of Azelio’s TES.POD® renewable energy storage units.
PGS announced that an additional 1000 sq. km of reprocessed 3D data from OPL 248 is now available, completing PGS Niger Delta 2020 Reprocessing package and is well-timed for a reassessment of Nigerian offshore exploration opportunities.
MENA-focused energy company SDX Energy, announced the spudding of Hanut-1 exploration well (HA-1X), the second well in the Company's 2021 two-well drilling campaign in South Disouq, onshore Egypt.
Aminex announced that the Ruvuma joint venture has received an extension to its licence under the Ruvuma PSA from the Ministry of Energy of Tanzania.
Le Sénégal veut fortifier les investissements dans notre pays dans ce secteur, avec les perspectives prochaines de l’exploitation du pétrole et du gaz, mais également dans le secteur des énergies renouvelables dans lequel notre pays a fait des progrès significatifs avec près de 30% d’énergie propre dans le réseau électrique.
Red Rock Resources announced that following the recent receipt of all permits, the Company is now beginning the reverse circulation (RC) drill programme at the Central KKM Gold Prospect, the central part of the Mikei Gold Project in Kenya.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is boosting small businesses and green investments in Egypt with a $50 million loan to QNB ALAHLI, one of Egypt’s largest commercial banks.
Eni started production of the Cuica Field in Block 15/06 of the Angolan deep offshore, via the Armada Olombendo Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel, just over 4 months from discovery.
United Oil & Gas, the growing oil and gas company with a portfolio of production, development, exploration and appraisal assets, announced the spudding of the ASX-1X exploration well in the Abu Sennan Licence in Egypt.
Fortress REIT launches R900m sustainability-linked bonds to scale up its renewable energy outputs in South Africa
Fortress REIT, South African hybrid fund investing in direct properties and other listed real estate companies, launched a total of R900 million sustainability-linked bonds aligned to its ongoing strategic ESG plan to scale up its renewable energy outputs.
Global Petroleum announced it has successfully raised £1,000,000 in aggregate before costs (the “Placing”), through the Placing of 200,000,000 Ordinary Shares (the “Placing Shares”) at a Placing Price of 0.5 pence per share.
Jacobs was selected to carry out essential engineering modifications as part of a $1.2 billion program to extend the operating life of the Koeberg Nuclear Power Plant near Cape Town, South Africa.
Energy Recovery, the company that harnesses reusable energy from industrial fluid flows and pressure cycles, announced it has shipped its Pressure Exchanger (PX) Q300 energy recovery devices for a mega-scale desalination plant in Morocco.
Fugro has revolutionised a subsea installation programme for Gulf of Suez Petroleum Company (GUPCO) with its innovative QuickVision technology.
Decklar Resources announced re-entry operations at the Oza-1 well site continue to progress with completion of critical initial work activities including pulling the existing tubing and the 5 ½ inch casing that was inside the 9 ⅝ inch casing.
The existing network of over 850 Caltex service stations in South Africa and Botswana will be rebranded as Astron Energy in a phased manner, as part of a site refresh and upgrade initiative to be undertaken over the next few years.
Resolute Mining announced it has agreed to sell its interest in the Bibiani Gold Mine to Asante Gold for total cash consideration of $90 million.
Tower Resources announced it has executed a binding Heads of Agreement (HoA) in respect of a farm-out to Beluga Energy of a 49% non-operating working interest in its Thali Production Sharing Contract in Cameroon.
Global Petroleum announced that in relation to its licence PEL0094 (Block 2011A) offshore Namibia, the Ministry of Mines and Energy has agreed to Global’s proposal to enter into the next licence sub-period from September 2021 to September 2022.
Clean-Seas signs LOI to build and operate $30m waste plastic-to-energy pyrolysis plant in Kinshasa, DRC
Clean Vision Corporation announced that its Clean-Seas subsidiary signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to build and operate a waste plastic-to-energy pyrolysis plant in Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
African Rainbow Energy and Power (AREP) and Absa launched a new entity called African Rainbow Energy as an African-led, world-class, renewable energy investment platform.
African Development Fund extends $2.5m grants to support regulatory environment in SADC and COMESA electricity markets
The Board of the African Development Bank Group approved grants of $2.5 million to advance intra-regional harmonization of electricity regulations and drive cross-border power trading in the COMESA and SADCregional blocs.
Kosmos Energy completes Greater Tortue Ahmeyim FPSO sale and lease back transaction in Mauritania and Senegal
Kosmos Energy announced that the transaction for the sale and lease back of the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim (GTA) floating, production, storage, and offloading vessel (FPSO) has been successfully completed.
The Board of Directors of Armour Energy announced that exploration activity will recommence on the Company’s oil exploration project in Uganda.
PGS announced that final PSTM and PSDM products are now available from its latest MultiClient 3D surveys in the Namibe Basin of Angola and Namibia.
The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA), is inviting all private sector entities and energy developers to submit proposals in response to South Africa’s Embedded Generation Investment Programme (EGIP).
SDX Energy, the MENA-focused energy company, announced the spudding of the Hanut-1 exploration well (HA-1X), the second well in the Company's 2021 two-well drilling campaign in South Disouq concession in Egypt.
Lekela, the renewable power generation company that delivers utility-scale projects across Africa, announced the first 20 turbines at West Bakr Wind farm have been successfully synchronised with the wind farm, now providing power to the grid.
Eskom announced that Unit 1, the last of six generation units of the Medupi Power Station Project in Lephalale, attained commercial operation status and was thus handed over to the Generation division.
Air Products, liquefied natural gas (LNG) technology and equipment provider, signed an agreement with SCD JV S.c.a.r.l, a joint venture of Saipem, Chiyoda and Daewoo, for the Nigeria LNG (NLNG) Train 7 project.