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.
Eni announced it has signed an agreement with the Egyptian Electricity Holding Company (EEHC) and the Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS) to assess the technical and commercial feasibility of projects for the production of hydrogen.
ReconAfrica announced that Namibia’s Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism issued the Environmental Clearance Certificate (ECC) for the initial 2D seismic program to be conducted in the Kavango East and West regions of NE Namibia.
Zenith Energy announced it has agreed an international crude oil lifting, scheduled to take place during the month of July 2021, of approximately 68,000 barrels net to Zenith, for total receivables of approximately $4.5 million in Tunisia
Qualified women entrepreneurs in the Nigerian Oil and Gas industry can now benefit from the $40 million Women in Oil and Gas Intervention Fund deployed by the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) and Nexim Nigerian Export-Import Bank.
The continent’s leading investment platform for the energy sector is doubling down on its role as the official promoter of Angolan oil and gas development by putting the country under the spotlight for investors across the globe
Predator Oil & Gas, the Jersey-based oil and gas company with operations in the area of the Guercif Petroleum Agreement, located in the Guercif Basin in northern Morocco, announced completion of the drilling of MOU-1.
TechnipFMC has been awarded a significant(1) integrated Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation (iEPCI™) contract for the Jubilee South East development, located offshore Ghana.
Valaris announced it has been awarded a four-well contract with BP offshore Mauritania and Senegal for drillship, VALARIS DS-12. The contract is expected to commence in the first quarter of 2022 with an estimated duration of 285 days.
Woodside Energy (Senegal) B.V. has completed the acquisition of the entire participating interest of FAR Senegal RSSD S.A. (FAR) in the Rufisque Offshore, Sangomar Offshore and Sangomar Deep Offshore (RSSD) joint venture.
Eni announced a significant oil discovery on the Eban exploration prospect in CTP Block 4, offshore Ghana. The Eban - 1X well is the second well drilled in CTP Block 4, following the Akoma discovery.
Qatar Petroleum has entered into agreements with TotalEnergies to acquire working interests in three offshore exploration blocks in South Africa.
Nigeria's oil sector reform bill, expected since 2008, was finally passed by parliament on Thursday, a historic moment for Africa's top oil producer.
The African natural gas value chain has become the preferred destination for foreign direct investment – not only because the continent holds over 500 trillion cubic feet of proven reserves, but also because natural gas is a critical step in the global energy transition.
One of the industries that can benefit from AfCFTA is the energy sector, both the traditional oil and gas operators as well as the growing number of renewable enterprises.
Shelf Drilling has secured a contract for the Baltic jack-up rig with Total E&P Nigeria for operations offshore Nigeria.
SDX Energy, the MENA-focused energy company, announced the commencement of the South Disouq drilling campaign, which will comprise two wells over the next few months.
Africa Oil Corp announced it has received its seventh dividend from Prime Oil and Gas Cooperatief UA ("Prime"). The Company also announced significant increase in the Egina oil field production, offshore Nigeria.
The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), and ZED Energy signed shareholders agreement on the construction of Brass Petroleum Products Terminal.
The Cancel Fossil Fuels movement is currently being led by the International Energy Agency, which recently declared that all oil and gas exploration must cease immediately in order to achieve compliance with the Paris climate accords – and save the world from the mythical fires of hell on Earth.
The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) and Nexim Nigerian Export-Import Bank have signed a memorandum of understanding on the administration of $30 million Working Capital Fund for oil and gas service companies.
San Leon announced a conditional investment of $2 million as well as an option to conditionally invest a further $6.5 million in the equity of Energy Link Infrastructure, the company which owns the Alternative Crude Oil Evacuation System project.
Schlumberger announced its commitment to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050.
The Ministry of Petroleum (MoP) of the Republic of South Sudan, has announced the launch of the country’s first Oil Licensing Round.
KARMOL's first Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU), arrived in Dakar, marking a major step forward in KARMOL's LNG-to-Power project to supply reliable, affordable, and cleaner energy to Senegal.
Algeria’s National Hydrocarbons Company Sonatrach announced that a technical incident occurred on June 11 at the Skikda LNG Complex, leading to the shutdown of the complex.
Senegal’s PETROSEN and Cos-Petrogaz lay out gas strategy, reinforce partnership with African Energy Chamber
Senagal's Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, PETROSEN and Cos-Petrogaz laid out national gas and energy transition strategy with the African Energy Chamber (AEC), to enhance promotion and competitiveness in the gas and energy sector.
Predator Oil & Gas announced the MOU-1 well was spudded at 0100 hours on Sunday 20th June 2021 with drilling ahead in progress to the first planned 133/8" casing point.
Victoria Oil & Gas announced it has entered into a definitive financing agreement with Meridian Capital to raise maximum gross proceeds of $7.5 million through the issue of unsecured loan notes, for Matanda licence in Cameroon.
Decklar Resources announced it has made significant progress in preparation for the Oza-1 well re-entry with the arrival of the drilling rig, camp, and all associated equipment at the site.
The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has set up a programme to establish micro Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) distribution centres across the 774 local government areas in the country.
Eni has signed an agreement with the Arab Republic of Egypt, the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC), and Lukoil for the merger of the concessions of Meleiha and Meleiha Deep, in Egypt's Western Desert.
VAALCO, in conjunction with its 2021/2022 drilling program planned to begin later this year, it has executed a contract with Borr Jack-Up XIV Inc., to drill two development wells and two appraisal wellbores with options to drill additional wells in Gabon.
The Government of Liberia, through the Liberia Petroleum Regulatory Authority, working in collaboration with the National Oil Company of Liberia, announced its intention to open 33 offshore blocks (LB-1 to LB-33) for Direct Negotiations.
Shelf Drilling announced it has secured a one-year contract for the Shelf Drilling Tenacious jack-up rig with a wholly owned subsidiary of Chevron - Cabinda Gulf Oil Company (CABGOC), for operations offshore Angola.
FAR Limited, independent, Africa focused oil and gas exploration and development company with high value assets in West Africa, East Africa and Australia, has locked in the timetable for drilling the Bambo-1 well offshore Gambia.
Sound Energy, the Moroccan focused upstream gas company, has entered into a sale and purchase agreement with Schlumberger Holdings II Limited to acquire the entire issued share capital of Schlumberger Silk Route Services Limited (SSRS).
The National Petroleum Corporation of Namibia (NAMCOR), and ReconAfrica announced the execution of a Joint Operating Agreement (JOA), to develop the resource potential of the Kavango Sedimentary Basin, Northeast Namibia.
Dans le cadre des rencontres périodiques relatives à l’examen des projets entre SONATRACH et ENI, les deux compagnies s’est réuni pour passer en revue l’avancement des travaux concernant les projets exploration et production.
Zenith Energy to commence drilling activities in recently acquired Robbana concession onshore Tunisia
Zenith Energy announced it is in the process of finalising plans to commence drilling activities in the recently acquired Robbana concession, onshore Tunisia.
A consortium of a subsidiary of McDermott International and Sinopec International Petroleum Service Corporation received a conditional Letter of Award for the future contract valued at approximately $2 billion from Total for the Tilenga project.
The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) has approved four firms for the supply of Barites required for any drilling project or contract in the Nigerian oil and gas industry.
Tullow Oil announced that the sale of its Dussafu Marin permit asset in Gabon to Panoro has now completed.
Africa Energy Corp., an oil and gas company with exploration assets offshore South Africa and Namibia, announced that the joint venture partners on Block 11B/12B offshore South Africa are assessing the feasibility of an early production system.
Oilserv, a provider of integrated engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning (EPCIC) services in the oil and gas sector, chose SAP S/4HANA for a step change in productivity and accelerated business performance.
Global petrostates can forget trillion-dollar oil and gas tax revenues as energy transition bites, Rystad reports
The global government income from oil and gas taxation fell to a multi-year low in 2020 of around $560 billion, as production and prices shrunk. Before Covid-19, oil and gas taxes usually exceeded the trillion-dollar mark.
ReconAfrica announced the Company has set intermediate casing and is pleased to report geologic results in the first section of the second well (6-1), which again confirms a working petroleum system in the Kavango Sedimentary Basin.
Achieving net zero emissions means the amount of greenhouse gases being emitted into the atmosphere would equal the amount being removed. Achieving this balance, the IEA maintains, would require more than aggressive carbon-capture measures:
Energy Capital & Power, on behalf Equatorial Guinea’s Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons (MMH), announced the start of drilling in the Elon Field in Trident Energy-operated Block G in the Rio Muni Basin in Equatorial Guinea.
Envoi has been commissioned by UAE based Dana Gas PJSC, to assist in its search for a drilling partner to join them in the exploration drilling of the huge Thuraya prospect, situated some 80 km offshore from the Egyptian coast.
Savannah Energy in proposed acquisition of ExxonMobil's upstream and midstream asset portfolio in Chad and Cameroon
Savannah Energy announced it is in advanced exclusive discussions with ExxonMobil Corporation with respect to the proposed acquisition of its entire upstream and midstream asset portfolio in Chad and Cameroon.
Intertek, a Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide, announced it has awarded Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS) with the globally-recognized ISO 50001 certification for Energy Management Systems.
PGS and ION Geophysical Corporation announced the successful completion of a survey offshore Egypt acquired on behalf of Shell with an innovative Extended Long Offset (ELO) design in combination with ION’s Gemini source technology.
Valaris announced it has been awarded a one-well contract with Total E&P Côte d'Ivoire B.V. offshore Ivory Coast for drillship, VALARIS DS-12. The contract is expected to commence in the third quarter of 2021.
The award came a year after 2020 marginal field bid round began with 591 companies applying to win 57 oil fields on offer. The oil fields are located onshore, swamps and offshore.
Chariot completes acquisition of renewable and hybrid power developer focused on mining sector in Africa
Chariot Oil & Gas announced that further to the announcement on 23 March 2021 in respect of the acquisition of the business of AEMP, all conditions in the share purchase agreements and other related transactions agreements have now been satisfied.
Shell says the company will support the economy and earning power of the Rivers State and its people from the cassava value chain while utilising leading technology to process and create more added value from the household crop.
During the Ordinary and Extraordinary Shareholders’ Meeting, Total shareholders approved, almost unanimously, the resolution to change the company’s name from Total to TotalEnergies.
The Federal Government has said it is expecting most of the marginal fields, which investors bid for in the recently concluded bid round, will achieve first oil starting from next year.
Tlou Energy, the company focused on delivering power in Botswana and southern Africa, announced it is developing a hydrogen strategy to complement the Company's gas-to-power project.
Decklar Resources announced that the company continues to make considerable progress on Nigeria's Oza-1 well re-entry with the camp and all associated infrastructure fully installed and operational.
Other investments include the development of 5,000 metric tons LPG Storage and loading terminal facility by Triansel Gas Limited in Koko, Delta State and construction of Energy Park.
UK’s Predator Oil & Gas has submitted a bid for the construction and operation of a Floating Storage Regasification Unit (FSRU), for importing LNG in Morocco.
Zenith Energy, the international oil & gas production company focused on pursuing African development opportunities, announced it has entered into a loan agreement with Winance, a Dubai registered single-family office, for a total amount of €2.1 million.
Nigeria recognises the reality of energy transition and is committed to accelerated development of its petroleum resources through the emplacement of appropriate legal framework.
Seven Nigerian Content Ministerial Regulations have been approved and gazetted, making them subsidiary legislations that can be implemented by the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board.
Tower Resources received formal confirmation from Cameroon's Minister of Mines, Industry and Technological Development (MINMIDT) of the details of the formal extension of the First Exploration Period of the PSC.
To support imports of crucial energy products into several West African countries, IFC has invested in two trade finance facilities arranged by Société Générale for Addax Energy S.A.
Global science, technology and engineering solutions company KBR, Inc. has announced it will be supporting the development of Nigeria's first ever Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) facility.
KBR announced it will be supporting the development of Nigeria's first ever Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) facility, enabling economic growth and sustainability of the country's future energy supplies.
In support of Ghana's offshore LNG development, MDL announced the completion of flexible installation at the Tema port.
ADM Energy PLC has announced that it has completed the sale of 188,778 shares in Superdielectrics Ltd for a total consideration of £849,501, a profit of £656,003.55 on ADM's original investment.
[Column] Amina Ali: South Africa should urgently move on gas monetization to solve its energy problems
As Southern Africa’s leading economy, South Africa should evaluate the development of gas-to-power projects to address climate change, increase its power generating capacity, and stop load shedding.
bp and Eni announced that they have entered into a non-binding memorandum of understanding (MoU) to progress detailed discussions on combining their upstream portfolios in Angola, including all their oil, gas and LNG interests in the country.
Impact Oil & Gas announced the completion of the farm-in transaction between its wholly-owned subsidiary, Impact Africa and Silver Wave Energy for the acquisition of a 90% working interest and operatorship of Area 2, offshore South Africa.
[South Africa] African Infrastructure Investment Managers and Reatile acquire 30% stake in LNG pipeline from Sasol
Sasol will retain a 20% shareholding in ROMPCO and will continue to operate and maintain the pipeline in terms of the pre-existing commercial agreement between another member of the Sasol group and ROMPCO.
Global standards organization ASTM International and the American Petroleum Institute (API) have announced a partnership on a project aimed at harmonizing petroleum standards in the West African region.
The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) had issued Licence to Establish (LTE), the first floating Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) production plant to UTM Offshore Limited, an indigenous oil and gas company, earlier this year.
Seadrill announced a new contract has been secured by Sonadrill, the 50:50 joint venture with an affiliate of Sonangol.
Asharami Energy, a Sahara Group Upstream company, has commenced its 2021 Graduate Trainee Programme that is geared towards enhancing the sustainability and future of the sector through training of exceptional young talent.
Zenith Energy announced that Compagnie Du Desert ("CDD"), its fully owned subsidiary, has now completed the acquisition of a 100 percent interest in the fully owned subsidiary of Candax Energy in Barbados, Ecumed Petroleum Tunisia.
PGS announced it has 3 400 km of modern MultiClient seismic data covering all the blocks on offer in the Egypt Offshore Licensing Round.
Petrofac has secured a contract with bp to develop operational procedures for their Greater Tortue Ahmeyim (GTA) Project in Mauritania and Senegal.
The regulator added that it was working in alignment with the aspirations of the government to provide energy security for the nation and create jobs for Nigerians.
Heirs Oil & Gas (HHOG), Africa’s integrated energy company, has announced the appointment of Osayande Igiehon as Chief Executive Officer together with a distinguished non-executive board.
APA Corporation reaches agreement to modernize production sharing contracts in Western Desert, Egypt
APA Corporation has reached an agreement in principle with Egypt’s Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources and the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation in support of the MOP’s efforts to modernize the country’s petroleum sector.
Reconnaissance Energy Africa (ReconAfrica), has spudded the second well (6-1), of an initial three well program in the Kavango Basin in the Kalahari Desert of North East Namibia.
The project includes the drilling of nine wells and is expected to reach a production of 40,000 barrels of oil per day by mid-2022.
Ghana is now expected to receive its first LNG cargo at the end of this month, a project spokesman said, as the country prepares to become sub-Saharan Africa's first LNG importer.
Panoro Energy announces DHIBM-2 well did not encounter hydrocarbons in the Gamba reservoi, Equatorial Guinea
Panoro Energy announced the DHIBM-2 Hibiscus Extension well did not encounter hydrocarbons in the target Gamba reservoir in Equatorial Guinea.
Afentra (African Energy Transition), the upstream operator focused on opportunities in Africa, has been launched with a clear mandate to look at opportunities to invest in the energy transition in Africa.