The contract handover for Ethiopia's Hilala and Calub gas fields LNG

Ethiopia-Djibouti LNG project delayed but ongoing

Poly-GCL’s decision to sign an MOU for the 10 mtpa Djibouti LNG project on Monday signals the project is still alive, albeit delayed.

By Leigh Elston 17 November 2017
LNG

Anadarko announces $150 mln boost for Mozambique LNG

Anadarko, the operator of Offshore Area 1 in Mozambique’s Rovuma Basin, plans to invest around $150 million next year to advance its LNG project in the north of the country.

17 November 2017
LNG

Poly-GCL signs MOU to finance Djibouti LNG plant

Poly-GCL Petroleum Group has reaffirmed its commitment to the Djibouti LNG export project by signing an MOU to finance the $4 billion facility.

16 November 2017
Exploration & Production

Civil unrest blocking Wentworth from drilling new Rovuma well

Wentworth Resources’ attempts to drill a new well at its Rovuma Onshore block have been delayed by the deteriorating security situation in Mozambique.

16 November 2017
Exploration & Production

Drilling at Rovuma block delayed by security issues

Preparations to drill Wentworth Resources’ new well in northern Mozambique have been delayed by the deteriorating security situation.

15 November 2017
Supply & Demand

North African pipeline exports to Europe tick up

North African pipeline exports to Europe rose by 1.4% in Week 45 from the previous week, to 926.9 MMcm.

14 November 2017
Mocimboa da Praia, close to the planned L LNG

Downplaying Mozambique attacks will not comfort investors

By ignoring the significance of the attacks in northern Mozambique, the government shows a lack of preparedness for the major social upheaval LNG projects will bring.

10 November 2017
Libya’s Mellitah  gas compression  station. Exploration & Production

Libya’s NOC moves to boost gas production

Libya is seeking to increase domestic gas production to meet rising demand and prevent damaging blackouts.

10 November 2017
Exploration & Production

Morocco agrees to reduce Genel’s Sidi Moussa work programme

The Moroccan government has agreed to scale down Genel’s work programme in the Sidi Moussa offshore area.

9 November 2017
Exploration & Production

Exxon recognised as midstream operator of Mozambique's Area 4

ExxonMobil signed an agreement formally recognising it as midstream operator of the Offshore Area 4 gas block in northern Mozambique.

8 November 2017
Companies & Finance

Petrobras looking to sell Nigerian upstream assets

Petrobras is seeking to sell its Nigerian upstream assets as part of a broad divestment strategy.

8 November 2017
Exploration & Production

Sonatrach invests $2 bln to maintain Hassi R’Mel’s output

Algeria’s state-owned Sonatrach has started a $2 billion investment programme for the Hassi R’mel gas field with the aim of maintaining production levels.

7 November 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

US and consultancies take bulk of Power Africa aid

Almost half of the funds awarded to date under Power Africa have gone to consultancies rather than to project developers.

7 November 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Exports to Italy boost African pipeline volumes

North African pipeline exports to Europe rose by 5.6% week on week in Week 44, led by an uptick in transit to Italy.

7 November 2017
Masai children with access to electricity. Companies & Finance

Consultancies biggest winners of Power Africa funds

Data provided by USAID shows consultancy firms and government agencies are the biggest recipients of Power Africa funds so far.

7 November 2017
Exploration is expected in Lake Malawi. Exploration & Production

Malawi awaits new oil and gas policy

Exploration in Malawi has been stifled in recent years, but a new petroleum policy could be a first step in spurring upstream investment.

2 November 2017
Companies & Finance

Shell completes sale of Gabonese assets to Assala Energy Holdings

Shell has completed the sale of its oil and gas assets in Gabon to Assala Energy Holdings for $628 million as part of its $30 billion divestment strategy.

2 November 2017
Exploration & Production

Algeria’s Reggane field to start producing by end of year

The Reggane gas field in Algeria will start production by the end of this year.

1 November 2017
Exploration & Production

Drilling complete at Hippocampe 1 well offshore Mauritania

Kosmos Energy has completed drilling of the Hippocampe 1 exploration well in Block C8 offshore Mauritania.

31 October 2017
Walvis Bay, Namibia Pipelines, Storage & Power

Namibia considers scaling down its gas-to-power plans

The developers of Namibia’s Kudu power plant could halve its capacity because of the failure to sign power offtake agreements with neighbouring countries.

31 October 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

North African gas exports offset Trans-Med decline

North African pipeline exports to Europe stayed flat in Week 43 as a decline in transit through the Trans-Med was offset by slight increases elsewhere.

31 October 2017

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