The DBSA and Mozambique’s national oil and gas company, Empresa Nacional De Hidrocarbonetos (ENH), will host a ministerial dinner to discuss ways of unlocking the economic and social development of the region’s gas sector.
SDX Energy, the MENA-focused oil and gas company, is pleased to announce the commencement of production from its operated South Disouq concession in Egypt.
Anglo African Oil & Gas (AAOG), has entered into a rig option agreement to source for a drilling rig for a well at its Tilapia field offshore the Republic of the Congo, in which the Company has a 56 per cent interest.
GC Rieber Shipping ASA reports to have had a fire onboard its managed vessel Polar Marquis, offshore Senegal yesterday Monday November 11th 2019.
Vivo Energy Morocco, Myher Holding partner to accelerate distribution activities in the southern region
Vivo Energy Morocco and Myher Holding announce their partnership in the company Sopétrole to accelerate the deployment of their distribution activities in the Provinces of southern Morocco.
LOC announces that it has become the third-party provider for marine assurance & inspection with BP Egypt.
French oil major Total wants to sell its 12.5% stake in a deepwater oilfield off the coast of Nigeria.
South Africa has adequate oil and gas expertise to service Africa and compete with the world, Oil & Gas Chief
The Acting Chief Executive Officer of the South African Oil & Gas Alliance is confident that South Africa has amassed adequate oil and gas expertise that will enable the country to service both Southern Africa and the rest of the world.
Vivo Energy Uganda announced the addition of 16 new Shell service stations, expanding the Shell network countrywide and bringing the total number of service stations in Uganda to 152.
Africa Oil announces that it has entered into an amendment to the share purchase agreement between Petrobras International and Petrovida Holding, to acquire an ownership interest in Petrobras Oil and Gas.
Oil marketer OLA Energy (formerly OiLibya) has launched a new fuel formulation as part of its growth and rebrand strategy in Kenya.
The Federal Government has pledged to support the 650,000 barrels per day capacity Dangote Refinery and Petrochemicals Plant with crude oil feedstock and other necessary inputs to the success of the project.
Noble Energy announced that the Company and its partners have amended their agreements for the sale of natural gas to Dolphinus Holdings from the Leviathan and Tamar fields.
Shearwater GeoServices has been given a conditional letter of award for a 2D seismic acquisition and fast-track processing project by Total E&P South Africa B.V.
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has announced that the corporation has publicly opened bids from 14 companies for the financing and redevelopment of Oil Mining Lease (OML) 119.
LEKOIL, the oil and gas exploration and development company with a focus on West Africa, announces that it has paid the US$7.5 million license extension fee for OPL 310 ("the Block") as mandated by the Government of Nigeria.
Polarcus has announced that an award has been received for a 4D marine seismic acquisition project offshore West Africa.
VAALCO has begun drilling the Etame 9H horizontal development well targeting the Gamba formation as earlier planned and if successful, the Etame 9H well is expected to result in additional production coming online in December.
DOF Subsea has secured 2 contracts totaling more than 160 vessel days for Skandi Seven and Skandi Skansen in Africa.
Kosmos Energy announced that the Orca-1 exploration well has made a major gas discovery offshore Mauritania in the BirAllah area.
Eni has discovered new resources in the Abu Rudeis Sidri development lease, in the Gulf of Suez.
Panoro has entered into a sale and purchase agreement with PetroNor, to divest all outstanding shares in OML 113 Offshore Nigeria containing the Aje oil and gas field.
VAALCO Energy announced that the Etame 9P appraisal wellbore, targeting the subcropping Dentale reservoir beneath the VAALCO-operated Etame field offshore Gabon, was successfully drilled to a total depth of 10,260 feet.
[Nigeria] Otakikpo field partners sanction phase two development project and marginal field license renewal
LEKOIL is pleased to announce that the Otakikpo Joint Venture between Green Energy International and LEKOIL (with LEKOIL as Technical Partner) has sanctioned Phase Two of the Otakikpo field development plan.
Africa is a continent rich in energy resources, but poor in supply. For most Africans energy is either unaffordable, unreliable or inaccessible.
Shell Egypt is to market its current onshore upstream assets in the Western Desert in order to fully concentrate on growing its Egyptian offshore exploration and integrated gas business.
About 200 youths from Ibeju-Lekki community in Lagos State have graduated from various skills acquisition programme organised by Dangote Petroleum Refinery.
Angola is on the list of African countries whose economic recovery has remained weak, a situation that is “weighing” on the region's prospects, according to the report of the 20th edition of Africa's Pulse.
JGC announced that a consortium of JGC Corporation has been awarded the engineering, procurement and construction project by Area 4 operator Mozambique Rovuma Venture for its onshore LNG production.
Springfield Exploration and Production has spudded the first of its much anticipated new wells off the coast of Ghana.
In the past, Ghana has been one of the smaller oil and gas producers on the continent but that production is expected to grow rapidly over the next five years.
The Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries has granted Nigeria’s wish and increased its oil output under the petroleum production quota deal member states renewed in December 2018, according to a report by Reuters.
Aker Energy and Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) have announced the appointment of Mr. Samaila Zubairu as Vice Chairman of Aker Energy’s Board of Directors.
Middle East, North Africa faces subdued growth, bolder reforms needed to boost private sector, World Bank
Economic growth in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is projected to slow to 0.6% this year compared with 1.2% last year, according to a new World Bank report.
ADES International has entered into a second deepwater drilling campaign with a top tier international oil company for deepwater drilling services in the Egypt.
Sudan and Ethiopia agreed on Friday to establish a joint oil pipeline, to serve the two countries.
The Federal Government of Nigeria has unveiled the Automated Downstream Operations and Financial Monitoring Centre (DOFMC) to deepen transparency in the oil and gas sector.
GE Power and Indorama Eleme Petrochemicals announced that they have successfully executed GE’s 6B Performance Improvement Package upgrade on the first two out of six 6B gas turbines at the petrochemical facility in Nigeria.
Vivo Energy Senegal, the company that distributes and markets Shell fuels and lubricants, opened its new commercial space called Welcome Corniche, located in Dakar on the West Corniche.
Eni, Government of Mozambique strengthen cooperation for sustainable development and decarbonisation
The Minister for Mineral Resources and Energy in Mozambique and Eni Chief Executive Officer signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the definition of sustainable development and decarbonisation projects.
Tower Resources, the AIM-listed oil and gas company with a focus on Africa has disclosed technical and commercial information to a major international oil company in order to explore the potential to co-operate in Tower's Namibian Blocks.
Kosmos Energy announced that the Yakaar-2 appraisal well has encountered approximately 30 meters of net gas pay in similar high-quality Cenomanian reservoir to the Yakaar-1 exploration well, targeting the inboard Mauritania/Senegal gas trend.
While most African countries are bearing the brunt of the US-China trade war, as well as a slump in commodity prices which is greatly affecting exporters, East Africa’s economic diversity is still playing a key role in cushioning the region from shocks.
Australia based FAR Limited has acquired an additional 10% interest in the highly prospective offshore Blocks A2 and A5 offshore The Republic of The Gambia, giving FAR a 50% working interest and the Company retains Operatorship.
CGG Subsurface Imaging, part of CGG’s Geoscience division, has delivered state-of-the-art broadband 4D seismic results ahead of schedule from BP Angola’s latest monitor survey offshore Angola.
Bamburi Cement, through its waste management division Geocycle, has partnered with Vivo Energy Kenya to collect and safely dispose waste oil from Shell service stations across the country and Vivo Energy’s commercial customers.
Total has announced the closing of the acquisition of Anadarko’s 26.5% operated interest in the Mozambique LNG project for a purchase price of $ 3.9 billion.
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and the Major Marketers Association of Nigeria have resolved to continue to work hand-in-hand to grow the Petroleum Industry.
Vivo Energy Senegal, the company in charge of the marketing and distribution of Shell brand fuels and lubricants in Senegal, announces the launch of its latest generation of Shell FuelSave fuels.
SeaBird Exploration is pleased to announce that the company has signed a contract to acquire a 2D seismic survey for an international oil & gas company in the Africa region.
The push by the Management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation to increase crude oil production gained momentum with the closure of an $875.75m alternative financing deal for the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company.
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency has built on its 27 years of support for Nigeria’s energy sector by funding three projects that will help to electrify dozens of rural communities.
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has boosted access of Ilorin, Kwara State, and its environs to petroleum products supply as the corporation’s Group MD, Mallam Mele Kyari, re-commissioned the Ancient City’s NNPC Depot.
Smit Lamnalco has secured a 10-year fixed term contract with Coral FLNG to provide integrated marine services to the first Mozambique and worldwide deepwater Floating Liquefied Natural Gas facility, the Coral Sul FLNG.
Europa Oil & Gas, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a new Exploration Permit covering an area of 11,228 sqkm in the Agadir Basin, offshore Morocco.
VAALCO Energy announces that the Company has commenced its 2019/2020 drilling campaign and spud the Etame 9P appraisal wellbore at the Etame field offshore Gabon.
Africa Oil is pleased to announce a second large oil discovery on the Orinduik block in the Joe-1 exploration well resulting in the opening of a new Upper Tertiary oil play in the Guyana basin.
Eni announces the successful commissioning and start-up of production of the offshore Baltim South West gas field in Egypt.
After extensive negotiations, Sasol has concluded 2 Local Development Agreements (LDAs) with the communities of Inhassoro and Govuro districts in Inhambane Province, Mozambique.
LEKOIL announces that pursuant to a letter dated 4 September 2019, the Federal Government of Nigeria and the Ministry of Petroleum Resources have approved the extension of OPL 310's exploration licence for three years.
Oando has announced that the NNPC/NAOC/Oando joint venture has made a significant gas and condensate find in the deeper sequences of the Obiafu-Obrikom fields, in OML61, onshore Niger Delta.
Irish exploration company Tullow Oil terminated its farm-down to Total and CNOOC in Uganda on 29 August 2019, following the expiry of the Sale and Purchase Agreements (SPAs).
Eni, through its affiliate NAOC, has made a significant gas and condensate find in the deeper sequences of the Obiafu-Obrikom fields, in OML61, onshore Niger Delta.
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and Total Nigeria have expressed their readiness to work together to grow daily national crude oil and gas production and reserves to meet the national target of 40 billion barrels.
Total has inaugurated its thousandth solarized service station, powered by solar panels. The rooftop solar systems at the TOTAL Palmeraie retail outlet in Marrakesh, Morocco.
Equatorial Guinea’s Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons (MMH) has announced that U.S. oil and gas company Noble Energy has made a discovery in offshore Block I.
African Petroleum advises that Oslo Børs has confirmed that the Company will retain its listing on Oslo Axess following completion of the transaction.
EXIM Board votes to notify Congress of proposed $5 billion financing to support U.S. exports to Mozambique LNG project
The board of directors of EXIM voted to notify the U.S. Congress of its consideration of a $5 billion loan to support the export of U.S. goods and services from multiple states for the development and construction of an LNG project in Mozambique.
Qatar Petroleum has entered into agreements with Total for a share of exploration and production rights in two blocks offshore the Republic of Namibia.
GE and Songas have announced they have successfully completed upgrades to the entire GE fleet of three LM6000PA and one LM6000PC gas turbines at the Songas Ubungo Power Plant in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Eni announces that the production from Zohr field has now reached more than 2.7 billion cubic feet per day (bcfd), about 5 months ahead of the Plan of Development (PoD).
Chad has sent an invitation to Angola to explore oil in the country, Angola’s President João Lourenço has said.
Chinese investments in the oil and gas industry of Nigeria have reached US$16 billion, according to a senior NNPC official, but the industry needs even more to advance its production growth agenda.
[Column] Olagoke Aluko: Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) regulations lead the way in reshaping consumer behaviour and industry in Kenya
Kenya has paid a heavy price in lives lost for its slow uptake of LPG as a cooking fuel.
Airborne Oil & Gas has secured a contract with Addax Petroleum which will see the firm delivering two gas lift jumpers in West Africa.
Africa is an exciting frontier in the global natural gas sector. The continent holds 7.1 percent of proven global gas reserves.
In what has become a remarkable month for exploration in Africa, a CNPC-led consortium has made a 300 million barrels of recoverable oil discovery in South Sudan’s northeastern Upper Nile state
[Column] NJ Ayuk: Between extortion and the sanctity of Petroleum contracts in Nigeria, DRC and Senegal
Last week, a UK commercial court gave reason to a claim by engineering company P&ID, which demands over USD$9 billion from the Nigerian government over a failed gas deal.
Equatorial Guinea is set to construct the first liquefied natural gas (LNG) storage and regasification plant in West Africa.
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation says strategic partnership and new investments in the Upstream Petroleum Sector are essential for it to actualize the nation’s crude Oil reserves and 3m barrels per day oil production target by 2023.
Africa Oil is pleased to announce a significant oil discovery on the Orinduik Block, offshore Guyana.
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and the National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency have expressed their willingness to work closer with the aim of mitigating the incidences of oil spill across the country.
Woodside Energy awarded Halliburton Company nine conditional1 contracts for drilling and completion services for SNE Field Development Phase 1 offshore Senegal.
Aberdeen-based floating production solutions specialist Amplus Energy Services has been awarded a multi-million-dollar contract to re-evaluate the development of marginal fields in Angola.
In partnership with Panoro, (''Panoro Energy'') BW (''BW Energy'') has commenced the drilling of an exploration well at the Hibiscus Updip prospect on its Dussafu Marin permit, offshore Gabon.
The Nigerian Petroleum Development Company has sought the collaboration of the Nigerian Police Force and the Department of State Services towards securing the company’s oil and gas assets across the Niger Delta.
South Sudan has boosted its oil production by 6,000 barrels, bringing the country's oil output to over 180,000 barrels per day, the petroleum ministry has said.
Vivo Energy Uganda, the company that distributes and markets Shell branded fuels and lubricants in Uganda, has been awarded three standards certifications by the International Standards Organization (ISO).
The Nigeria-Morocco Gas Pipeline (NMGP) project will open new vistas for Nigeria’s gas aspirations, the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Mallam Mele Kyari, has said.
Helix announced that it has entered into a contract for its new-build semi-submersible well intervention vessel, the Q7000.
With a population of less than 12 million and a GDP of $10.35bn in 2018, Benin is often overshadowed by its massive neighbour, Nigeria.
CNOOC West Africa Petroleum E & P SA (“CWPE”), a wholly owned subsidiary of CNOOC Limited, has reached an agreement with Svenska GB to farm-in to the Sinapa and Esperança Licences.
As gas-to-power is a major pillar of Senegal’s strategy to provide universal power access and increase economic competitiveness, the country aims to obtain sufficient energy sources while reducing the electricity shortage among its people.
The Egyptian petroleum ministry has announced a new gas discovery in the Nile Delta area with an estimated production of 20 million cubic feet per day, which would help the North African country become a regional energy hub.
Oando, Nigeria’s indigenous energy group listed on both the Nigerian and Johannesburg Stock Exchange, has announced unaudited results for the six months period ended June 30, 2019.
EXIM Board Of Directors approve preliminary commitments for U.S. exports to projects in Cameroon and Iraq
The Board of Directors of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) approved two preliminary commitments of EXIM financing support for U.S. exports to pending projects in Cameroon and Iraq.
EMGS is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a contract from Nabirm Global for a proprietary 3D CSEM survey over Block 2113A, Petroleum Exploration License (PEL 0058) in the Walvis Basin offshore Namibia.
[Mozambique] Speedcast picked to provide IT support services for Sasol's oil and gas exploration venture
Speedcast International Limited has been awarded a new multi-year contract to provide communications and onsite IT support services at four operations camps for Sasol's oil & gas exploration in Mozambique.
AfDB, National Petroleum and Gas Commission pick Centurion Law to build oil and gas capacity in South Sudan
The African Development Bank and the National Petroleum and Gas Commission have selected the Centurion Law Group to build capacity in the Republic of South Sudan’s oil and gas sector.
Eni has successfully drilled Agogo-2, the first appraisal well of the Agogo discovery in Block 15/06, offshore Angola.