Four years after the oil boom ended and Central African countries faced a sudden reverse in their fortunes from the strong growth of the early 2000’s.
Egypt's Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Tarek El-Molla signed on Saturday two deals with international firms to explore for petroleum and gas in two deep-water areas in the Mediterranean and the Western Desert.
Vivo Energy plc, a pan-African retailer and marketer of Shell-branded fuels and lubricants, has announced that Vivo Energy will be included as a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index and the JSE All Share Index later this month.
Azinam Limited, the Seacrest Capital-backed South West African oil exploration company, has acquired a 40 per cent operating interest in Block 3B/4B and a 51 per cent operating interest in Nearshore Block 3B/4B in the Orange Basin, offshore South Africa.
Mr. Joe Watson Gakuo is the Chief Executive Officer of Oleum Holdings Limited, and the founder of Upstream Awards.
The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) has signed two new Agreements between with the Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt.
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has signed a Memorandum of Understanding in China with the China National Offshore Oil Corporation towards developing Nigeria’s oilfield services.
At first glance, it seems business as usual, but that could not be farther from reality. Business has never been more positive, rapid, nor disruptive.
Africa Energy Corp, an oil and gas company with exploration assets offshore Namibia and South Africa has announce the initial drilling of the Cormorant-1 well on Petroleum Exploration License 37 offshore Namibia.
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has signed a Memorandum of Understanding in China with Nigerian-Chinese consortia towards developing sustainable biofuels in the country.
China National Petroleum Corporation has assured the Group MD of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Dr. Maikanti Baru, of its commitment towards securing funding for the execution of the Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano pipeline project.
Eni announces a gas discovery in the Egyptian Western Desert. The discovery well has been drilled on the Faramid South exploration prospect located in East Obayed concession, 30 km North-West of the Melehia Concession.
In a bid to consolidate its foothold on the shipping business in Nigeria and boost profitability, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has unveiled plans to set up a subsidiary to provide refueling services to ships and other ocean-going vessels.
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation will establish two condensate refineries with a total refining capacity of 200,000 barrels per day at Western Forcados Area and Assah North Ohaji South Areas of Delta and Imo State respectively.
North Africa focused oil and gas company SDX Energy Inc. has announced a successful production test at its SD-3X appraisal well at South Disouq, Egypt.
Efforts by the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), to woo multinational companies in the telecoms, and oil and gas sectors to list on the nation’s bourse may continue to ‘hit a brick wall’.
The Stock Exchange of Mauritius has approved the listing of Swala Oil & Gas from Tanzania which will now see the listing of the company’s $50 million corporate bonds.
The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria says it has recovered over 95 percent of spilled oil from the recent spill incidents on sections of the Trans Ramos Pipeline in Aghoro community, Bayelsa State, and in Odimodi community in Delta State.
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has emphasized that the execution of the strategic Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano gas pipeline project is progressing under the original concept of 100 percent contractor financing model.
A new Concession Agreement, aimed at governing an offshore exploration license in the prolific East Nile Delta Basin of the Mediterranean Sea, has received approval by Egyptian authorities.
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and Seplat Petroleum Development Company have signed five agreements to expedite the development of a project aimed at delivering about 3.4 billion standard cubic feet of gas per day by 2020.
Oil and gas exploration multinational Eni has announced that a new concession agreement has received approval by Egyptian authorities.
Malaysian oil and gas company Petronas through its subsidiary PC Senegal Ltd, recently signed a Farm-in Agreement with Total E&P Senegal SAS, a subsidiary of Total, to acquire a 30% participating interest in the Rufisque Offshore Profond block.
Oil and gas executives and business leaders drawn from the oil and gas value chain will be gathering in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, on Friday, 17th August 2018, for the launch of the Upstream Oil & Gas Awards.
The Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has moved to validate its regional strategy for the popularization of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) in West Africa.
From September 5-7, 2018 in Cape Town, Africa Oil & Power will welcome the Secretary Generals of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries.
Vivo Energy Uganda, the company that distributes and markets Shell branded fuels and lubricants in Uganda, NBS Television and National Environmental Management Authority have developed and launched an environmental campaign
The Management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has distanced the national oil company and its Group Managing Director, Maikanti Baru, from the ongoing political tango in the National Assembly.
The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has disbursed the sum of $200 million to the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC) to support EGPC's investment in the Middle East Oil Refinery Company.
The Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC) has completed the migration of its manual procurement to the new Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) platform.
The General managers of SITARAIL, Quentin Gerard, the Ivorian Refining Company, Thomas Camara and the Burkinabe National Hydrocarbons Company, Hilaire Kabore, have signed an agreement to develop the supply and transport of petroleum products.
Total has started up production of Kaombo, currently the biggest deep offshore development in Angola, located on Block 32, 260 kilometers off the coast of Luanda.
Oando has announced its unaudited results for the six months period ended June 30, 2018. Commenting on the results Wale Tinubu, Group Chief Executive, Oando PLC said:
Sonatrach is in talks with oil majors and trading firms to start a trading joint venture after the Algerian state energy company reached a deal this year to buy its first overseas refinery, its chief executive said.
Shell Exploration and Production Mauritania (C-10) B.V. and Shell Exploration and Production Mauritania (C-19) B.V. have signed two Production Sharing Contracts with the government of Mauritania for the exploration of hydrocarbons in the offshore blocks C-10 and C-19.
Mastercard has partnered with Selcom to enable local businesses and merchants to accept interoperable digital payments, many for the first time.
The Chairman and General Director of the Algerian state company SONATRACH, Abdelmoumem Ould Kaddour, and the Chief Executive Officer of Eni, Claudio Descalzi, signed an agreement that represents a further step towards the strengthening of their partnership in the Berkine basin.
SDX Energy Inc., the North Africa focused oil and gas company has announced that through its subsidiary SDX Energy Morocco Limited, has signed a facility agreement with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.
The Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons of Equatorial Guinea has mandated all petroleum operators to cancel all contracts with Canadian-based CHC Helicopters due to noncompliance of Equatorial Guinea’s national content regulations.
Mozambique Rovuma Venture has submitted the development plan to the government for the first phase of the Rovuma LNG project, which will produce, liquefy and market natural gas from the Mamba fields.
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has commenced comprehensive community integration and stakeholders’ engagement to sensitize dwellers of Iwure, Ojor and Osomba/Akin communities of Cross River State.
UK based energy company TechnipFMC has been awarded a contract by Total E&P Angola for the Zinia Phase 2 field development, located offshore Angola at a water depth between 800 and 1,000 meters.
The Management of China National Offshore Oil Corporation has expressed readiness to invest additional $3billion in its existing stakes in offshore oil and gas operations in the Nigerian jurisdiction.
Global energy and commodity price-reporting agency Argus has launched daily price indexes for a range of fuels in South Africa, improving market transparency.
A subsidiary of Weatherford International plc has signed a definitive agreement with ADES International Holding Ltd. for the sale of Weatherford's land drilling rig operations in Algeria.
American Block, a global designer, and manufacturer of oilfield drilling, well servicing, and marine lifting equipment, has expanded distribution in Nigeria through partnership with Oiltools Africa, an AOS Orwell company.
Eni announces a second light oil discovery on the B1-X exploration prospect located in South West Meleiha license, in the Egyptian Western Desert, some 130 Km North of the oasis of Siwa.
The 7CGDP is an integral leg of the gas development strategy designed by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation to leverage the full potential of gas to meet the target of generating at least 15 gigawatts of electricity by 2020.
In order to significantly widen the access to world class pharmacy and health hub (wellness centre) services to Ugandans, Vivo Energy Uganda has signed a partnership agreement with GoodLife Pharmacy.
Eni has started gas production from the Sankofa field in the Offshore Cape Three Points (OCTP) Integrated Oil and Gas Project, in Ghana, on schedule during the past weekend.
NNPC Retail, the downstream subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, has embarked on nationwide audit of its field operation to ensure all delisted trucks are in compliance with the requirement to remove the company’s logo and other brand attributes.
Eni and ExxonMobil have announced that marketing efforts are underway for the Rovuma LNG project, which will produce, liquefy and sell natural gas from the gas fields of the Area 4 block offshore Mozambique.
After signing the tripartite term sheet for the financing and technical services arrangement between NNPC/FIRST E&P JV and Schlumberger for the Anyalu and Madu fields under Oil Mining Licence, a final nod was given to the package.
Eni announces a new oil discovery in Block 15/06, in the Kalimba exploration prospect, in Angola’s deep offshore. The new discovery is estimated to contain between 230 and 300 million barrels of light oil in place.
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has justified its N147billion June remittance to the Federation Accounts and Allocation Committee, saying it is in line with the terms of agreement it had with governors on the matter.
The breakneck economic growth that Angola enjoyed following the end to decades of civil conflict in 2002 came to a sudden stop when the price of oil crashed in 2014.
Pan-African explorer Oranto Petroleum is farming into two exploration blocks located onshore Zambia. Blocks 17 and 27 represent Oranto’s first investment in the country.
Afam VI power plant in Rivers State is ready to deliver its net dependable capacity of 624MW into the Nigerian national grid barring any regulator’s restrictions.
As part of its strategic aspirations to derive maximum value from Nigeria’s abundant natural gas resources, the Federal Government is targeting 10 per cent of the world’s market share in traded Liquefied Natural Gas.
Pan-African explorer Oranto Petroleum is farming into two exploration blocks located onshore Zambia. Blocks 17 and 27 represent Oranto’s first investment in the country.
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has outlined plans to attract private investments, ensure sustainable development and spur growth in the nation’s Oil and Gas Industry.
UNCTAD is running a workshop in Angola with government officials, business managers and industry representatives to identify economic sectors that could help soften Angola's dependence on oil exports.
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency has awarded a grant to the City of Cape Town for a feasibility study to assess the viability of a natural gas distribution network in Cape Town and usage options for the gas.
The dramatic drop in oil prices that started in mid-2014 substantially reduced tax revenues and exports, with growth coming to a halt and inflation accelerating sharply.
CGG has completed acquisition of 15,400 km2 of 3D marine seismic data in the outer Zambezi Delta Basin, west of the Beira High.
Communities in Bayelsa State received a total sum of N21.71 billion from the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria operated joint venture for development projects between 2006 and 2017.
President Uhuru Kenyatta has flagged off the first consignment of crude oil destined for export from Kenya, which will lead to oil becoming a major contributor to the nation’s economy.
At first glance, one cannot help but notice that Nigeria is prime ground for investment. Any doubts as to that fact are dissolved when you examine the sheer number of startups being funded, especially in the ICT sector.
Oil & Gas are back and that means that also market research in oil & gas are back
Icertis, the global provider of enterprise contract management in the cloud, has announced that MODEC, has selected the Icertis Contract Management platform to replace their manual contract management processes in Ghana
BlockchainK2 Corp., formerly Africa Hydrocarbons Inc. has completed its previously announced “Change of Business” transaction.
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation’s Downstream subsidiary, NNPC Retail, has been directed to target 30 per cent market share of petroleum products distribution business in Nigeria’s Downstream Petroleum Sector by 2020.
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and its Joint Venture Partner, Nigeria Agip Oil Company Limited, have pledged their commitment to implement the Okpai Phase 2 Project to shore up the current power generation with 500 megawatts of power.
Vivo Energy Uganda, the company that distributes and markets Shell branded fuels and lubricants in Uganda, together with the Chinese business community have held a business forum to discuss greater partnerships and investment opportunities in Uganda.
A total of N14.86 billion has been invested by the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria operated Joint venture on Global Memorandum of Understanding (GMoU) clusters in Rivers State.
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and the Nigerian Ports Authority have expressed readiness to ensure seamless reception of petroleum products into the various ports across the country.
The GLACCNR coalition is ready to mobilise and work with host communities to resist plans by Uganda and the DRC to conduct oil activities in the Greater Virunga
Shell Nigeria Gas has increased its domestic gas distribution capacity by 150% over the last six months.
The Nigerian oil and gas scene remains as active as ever, with changes surfacing on an almost daily basis. Last week saw the country’s first Marine Engineering Center commence its programs of 18 month academic and field work, which will lead to a masters in Marine Engineering.
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has recommended the splitting of petroleum licences into two components for prospecting and production phases under the draft Petroleum Industry Administrative legislation currently before the National Assembly.
Representatives from Angola have joined international experts in Geneva, Switzerland to explore the dynamics of trade in services, and consider new ways to harness services trade for more sustainable growth.
Vivo Energy has attained a secondary listing on the Main Board of the JSE. The company listed in the "Speciality Retails" sector and is the fourth company to list this year.
Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo) delivered a total of 763 million barrels of oil from the Bonga field between first production in 2005 and 2017.
Some 290 Nigerian contractors have received loans worth about N472b under the Shell Contractor Support Fund, which was set up by Shell companies in Nigeria to help vendors and suppliers in the oil and gas industry secure funds at reduced interest rates.
The NNPC has announced the appointment of Mallam Mele Kyari, incumbent Group General Manager in charge of its Crude Oil Marketing Division, as Nigeria’s National Representative to the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).
Marathon Oil signs agreement to process third party volumes through existing Equatorial Guinea infrastructure
Marathon Oil Corporation has executed a Heads of Agreement with the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea and necessary third parties establishing the framework for processing third-party natural gas volumes.
The pioneer post graduate students at the Marine and Offshore Engineering Centre of Excellence have commenced studies at Rivers State University, Port Harcourt, involving 18-month academic and field work.
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) said Downstream subsidiary, the NNPC Retail Limited, now holds 14 per cent of the market share of petroleum products retail business in Nigeria.
Algeria’s largest oil company Sonatrach has picked technologies from Honeywell UOP to expand the Skikda Refinery on the eastern Mediterranean coast of Algeria.
Vivo Energy Mauritius, the company that distributes and sells Shell products, and the Titanium Travel Club travel agency have announced the beginning of a commercial partnership for the travel sector.
SDX Energy Inc., the North Africa focused oil and gas company, has discovered natural gas at its LMS-1 exploration well on the Lalla Mimouna permit in Morocco.
The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Dr. Maikanti Baru, has announced a three-point smart strategy aimed at ending gas flaring in the nation’s Oil and Gas Industry.
Canadian oil and gas company Africa Oil Corp has acquired 144,956,250 common shares of Africa Energy Corp. for CAD$0.16 per common share.
Expansion in oil output and continued steady growth in agriculture assisted Nigeria emerge from recession in 2017, a World Bank Nigeria Bi-annual Economic Update has stated.
Data company ION Geophysical Corporation has begun a new 2D multi-client program offshore Ghana in partnership with Geoex and Ghana Geophysical.
Oil and gas company Africa Energy Corp has announced that Nasdaq has approved the Company’s application for a secondary listing of its common shares on Nasdaq First North Stockholm.
Italian multinational oil and gas company Eni has announced the start-up of the second production unit of the Zohr project in Egypt.
The Republic of the Congo has suffered dearly during the oil collapse; and Congolese President Denis Nguesso has pledged that the country would no longer be sitting on the side lines, suffering the effects of global decision-making in the oil industry without a voice.
Oando, Nigerian energy group listed on both the Nigerian and Johannesburg Stock Exchange, today announced audited results for the three months period ended March 31, 2017.
GAC South Africa has opened its fifth branch, to provide a portfolio of shipping services for oil & gas projects and LPG shipments at Port Elizabeth as well as its neighbouring port Ngqura