A map of North Africa Exploration & Production

Eni expands North African offshore presence

Eni is the only IOC to have a presence in every North African country, where its strategy is to make discoveries and then invite partners to farm in.

By Verity Ratcliffe 16 January 2018
Exploration & Production

Cepsa signs deal to boost output at Rhourde el Khrouf

The Spanish company has signed a deal with Sonatrach to boost production at the Rhourde el Khrouf oil and gas field in southeastern Algeria.

19 January 2018
Exploration & Production

Tullow awarded two blocks by Ivory Coast

The UK’s Tullow Oil has been awarded two more exploration blocks in Ivory Coast.

19 January 2018
Companies & Finance

BGP Kenya sues Zarara Oil & Gas

BGP Kenya has taken Zarara Oil & Gas to court over an alleged failure to pay for seismic surveys.

19 January 2018
Alternative Fuels

Algeria signs refinery deal with Vitol Group

Algerian NOC Sonatrach has signed a deal with UK oil trader Vitol Group to have its crude refined in Italy and shipped back to it as refined products.

18 January 2018
Companies & Finance

Perenco Cameroon buys 50% stake in Bolongo block

Glencore Cameroon has sold 50% of its stake in the Bolongo block to Perenco Cameroon.

18 January 2018
Exploration & Production

Tiguentourine gas production reaches new high

The Tiguentourine complex in Algeria produced 8.8 billion cubic metres of gas in 2017, a level last attained before insurgents attacked the facility in 2013.

17 January 2018
LNG

Fortuna LNG talks continuing – Ophir

Ophir Energy has announced that talks on funding the Fortuna FLNG project in Equatorial Guinea are continuing.

17 January 2018
Exploration & Production

Morocco tendering for major gas processing plant

Morocco will tender the construction of a major gas processing plant and has already selected financial and technical consultants for the project.

17 January 2018
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Kenya rekindles gas-to-power plan

Kenya’s Energy Ministry has revived a plan to build a 700 MW gas-fired power plant at Dongo Kundu in the county of Mombasa.

16 January 2018
Exploration & Production

SDX Energy spuds new Morocco well

AIM-listed UK oil and gas company SDX Energy has spudded a fifth development well at the Sebou permit in Moroccos

16 January 2018
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Africa-Europe piped exports up despite GreenStream fall

North African pipeline exports to Europe ticked up by 0.5% week on week in Week 2 despite a reduction in GreenStream deliveries.

16 January 2018
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Cameroon’s ENEO suspends gas supply to Logbaba plant

Cameroonian utility ENEO has suspended the supply of gas to the 50 MW Logbaba power plant.

15 January 2018
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Axxela qualifies as WAGP shipper

Axxela, a UK-registered gas and power portfolio company, has qualified as a shipper on the West Africa Gas Pipeline.

15 January 2018
Power lines in Namibia. Exploration & Production

Gas-purchase agreement buoys Kudu gas hopes

A purchase agreement for gas from the Kudu field has left operator BW Offshore hopeful of reaching an FID on the project in H1 2018.

12 January 2018
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Explosion ruptures Nigerian gas pipeline

An explosion has ripped through the Escravos-Lagos Pipeline in the Warri region in Nigeria’s Delta state

12 January 2018
Exploration & Production

DMWA and Schlumberger sign MOU on African cooperation

Schlumberger has signed an MOU with Mauritius-based DMWA Resources to collaborate on oil and gas ventures across Africa.

11 January 2018
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Nigerian generation remains limited despite pipeline repairs

Nigeria was generating only around 3.6 GW of electricity despite claims by NNPC that gas supplies on the Escravos-Lagos Pipeline have resumed.

11 January 2018
Exploration & Production

Tullow signs sales deal with Ghana for TEN gas

Tullow Oil has signed a gas sales agreement with the government of Ghana and will start flowing gas from its TEN fields this year.

11 January 2018
Exploration & Production

Aminex launches tender for Tanzania drilling rig

Tanzania-focused oil and gas firm Aminex is in the advanced stages of a tender for the drilling of its Ntorya 3 gas well.

10 January 2018
Exploration & Production

SDX Energy successfully completes Morocco drill tests

SDX Energy has successfully completed tests on the KSR 16 well on the Sebou permit in Morocco and has put the well into production.

10 January 2018

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