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.
ADM Energy PLC , a natural resources investing company, has announced the completion of the 16th Lifting at the Aje Field, part of OML 113 offshore Nigeria.
The Senegalese government has introduced a domestic-approach to energy sector development, placing local content as a key driver of industry success.
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.
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.
With climate change and the reduction in greenhouse gas emissions a key topic in global energy dialogue, stakeholders and policymakers have been engaging in a debate on the role of natural gas in the world’s energy future.
The African Energy Chamber has entered into agreements with the Nigerian government in order to attract new investment into the nation's rich oil resources.
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.
The OPEC Fund is participating in Mauritius Commercial Bank’s (MCB) $1 billion syndicated term loan facility for an amount of $42.5 million.
With industries such as energy, manufacturing, agriculture and mining contributing significantly to GDP, all of which are expected to grow exponentially with the increase in technology and investment, the country is well on its way to become a multi-sector giant.
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.
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.
Dangote Oil Refinery has thrown its weight behind the efforts by the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) to promote the critical issue of Research and Development (R&D) in the oil and gas sector of the country.
Chevron partners with Tristar Group to strengthen production and distribution of Caltex lubricants in East Africa
With the signing of this agreement, Chevron has strengthened its already growing presence in East Africa and entrusted its operations to AML as a licensee.
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.
For one of the fastest-growing energy businesses in Africa, the answer lay in a total transformation of its business processes to become an intelligent enterprise through an ambitious technology deployment that has touched every aspect of the business.
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.
The Department of Petroleum Resources ( DPR) says it is collaborating with the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) to curb the manufacturing and sale of substandard lubricants in the country.
The agreement brings together South Africa’s two leading pioneers of the gas industry that possess deep experience in operating across the gas value chain, from exploration to downstream operations.
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.
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.
Dangote Petrochemical plant, situated alongside the Dangote Refinery, has been strategically positioned to cater to the demands of the growing plastic processing downstream industries; not only in Africa but also in other parts of the world.
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.
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.
Road Transport owners across Nigeria have expressed optimism that the 650,000 barrels per day Dangote Petroleum Refinery would deepen the downstream sector and positively impact their businesses.
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.
[Angola] National oil company SONANGOL explores financing solutions in response to energy transition
Under the leadership of its Chairman and CEO, industry veteran Mr. Sebastião Gaspar Martins, Sonangol has accelerated its divestment program which it is hoped, will bring in billions of dollars in much needed financing through the sale of non-core assets.
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.
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.
The Oman-based land seismic acquisition company will use STRYDE’s Nimble and Compact systems to obtain better high-definition images for oil and gas exploration across several projects.
Through its Nigerian Gas Flare Commercialisation Programme (NGFCP), the DPR noted that plans are ongoing to reduce gas flaring from the current single digits of eight per cent to five per cent in the country.
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.
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.
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.
[Column] NJ Ayuk: Oil and Gas industry and green advocates have a duty to make energy poverty history in Africa
Many in Africa, including the African Energy Chamber, recommend a multi-pronged approach to addressing energy poverty, one that harnesses both renewable energy sources and fossil fuels.
The target of the Federal Government is to increase Nigeria’s oil reserves from 36.91 billion barrels to 50 billion barrels in the short to medium term, the Department of Petroleum Resources has announced.
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.
Equatorial Guinea’s Minister of mines and hydrocarbons issues a mandate for oil and gas worker vaccinations
In a bid to ensure the protection of oil and gas industry workers, as well as increase operations and production across the sector, the Minister is driving an effective vaccination rollout for all hydrocarbon workers in Equatorial Guinea.
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.
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.
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.
Europa Oil & Gas announced the formal launch of the farmout initiative of its high-impact exploration opportunity, the Inezgane Permit offshore Morocco.
TechnipFMC announced the sale of 16 million Technip Energies shares, representing ca. 9% of Technip Energies’ issued and outstanding share capital, through a private placement by way of an accelerated bookbuild offering.
United Oil & Gas, the growing oil and gas company with a portfolio of production, development, exploration and appraisal assets, announced successful testing of Al Jahraa-8 development well in the Abu Sennan concession, onshore Egypt.
This strategic collaboration arrives in time with ExxonMobil Egypt’s mission to empower new digital solutions and support young and ambitious innovators beyond the energy industry.
An arbitrary hearing has favored the Angolan national oil company Sonangol as the sole owner of Esperaza holdings, which owns 15% of Portugal´s Galp Energia.
In the face of a global pandemic, Equatorial Guinea has been uniquely able to advance a large-scale gas megaproject and make substantive improvements to its foreign relations and domestic regulatory framework.
Sound Energy, the Moroccan focused upstream gas company, has entered into a binding and fully termed conditional LNG sale and purchase agreement with Afriquia Gaz for phase 1 development plan at Tendrara Production Concession, onshore Morocco.
GE has celebrated its record-setting H-Class heavy duty gas turbine fleet—the fastest growing fleet in its class—has secured more than 50 customers across 20 countries, generated more than 26 gigawatts (GW) of power, and accumulated more than 1,000,000 commercial operating hours.
ADM Energy, a natural resources investing company with an existing asset base in Nigeria, announced the appointment of Oliver Andrews to the Board as Non-executive Chairman with effective 2 August 2021.
PIC Group has entered into a 5-year service agreement with Azikel Petroleum Ltd. for the new Azikel Refinery to be located in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, Nigeria.
Reconnaissance Energy Africa (ReconAfrica) and Renaissance Oil Corp. (Renaissance) announced they have completed the acquisition by ReconAfrica of Renaissance by way of plan of arrangement under the Business Corporations Act.
Dana Gas, the Middle East regional private sector natural gas company has received an award in its favour from the London Court of Arbitration (LCIA), in relation to sale of its Egyptian assets.
Sirius Petroleum announced it signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) agreement with Baker Hughes. The MoU appoints Baker Hughes as the approved services provider to Phase 1 of OML 65 Licence in western Niger Delta, Nigeria.
TotalEnergies partners with Technip Energies to advance low-carbon solutions for LNG and offshore facilities
TotalEnergies and Technip Energies signed a Technical Cooperation Agreement to jointly develop low-carbon solutions for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) production and offshore facilities to accelerate the energy transition.
Eni, Government of Kenya partner to promote decarbonization by strengthening cooperation in the sustainable bio-fuel value chain
Eni and the Ministry of Petroleum and Mining of Kenya signed a Memorandum of Understanding to promote the decarbonization process to tackle climate change through new industrial models of fully-integrated circular economy.
Galileo Technologies will supply Egypt with 500 CNG dispensers and 200 Microbox Core™ MX200 compressor packages. These will equip the service stations of NGVC and GASTEC, two partially state-owned NGV companies.
Dana Gas, the Middle East’s regional private sector natural gas company, announced its H1 2021 collections from the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI), and Egypt, have increased 106% year-on-year to $185 million.
Angola’s oil and gas regulator, the National Oil, Gas and Biofuel's Agency (ANPG), achieved a milestone earlier this week when it opened bids for its 2020 onshore licensing round.
Decklar announces Share Purchase Agreement to participate in Asaramatoru Oil Field in OML 11, Nigeria
Decklar Resources announced the completion of a Share Purchase Agreement (SPA) to purchase all of the issued and outstanding ordinary shares of Purion Energy Nigeria.
Woodside Energy Senegal B.V. (Woodside), as operator of the RSSD joint venture, plans to begin the drilling campaign this week for the Sangomar Field Development Phase 1 offshore Senegal.
ENOC Misr, a joint venture between Proserv. Egypt Group and the UAE’s Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC), has signed an agreement with Misr Petroleum to blend and fill lubricants locally at Misr Petroleum’s state-of-the-art plant.
[Column] Verner Ayukegba: Angola's oil and gas industry provides huge opportunities for investors despite energy transition
Over the past three decades, Angola has proven to be a tier one destination for major oil and gas producers. It is for that reason, that the country is host to all major International Oil Companies.
Invictus Energy announced that its previous non-binding farm-in agreement for the Cabora Bassa Project in Zimbabwe, has been terminated.