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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

More Berkine Basin finds

E.On and Sonatrach have made further oil and gas finds in the Rhourde Yacoub licence in the Berkine Basin in Algeria.

18 July 2012
Companies & Finance

Tanzania approves Wentworth acquisition of Mnazi Bay from Cove

The Tanzanian government has approved Wentworth Resources’ acquisition of a 16.38% participation interest in production operations in the Mnazi Bay concession and Maurel et Prom's pre-emption rights from Cove Energy.

17 July 2012
Supply & Demand

Sonelgas struggles with Algerian electricity demand

Algeria’s public power utility Sonelgas is struggling to keep pace with rising electricity demand as a heatwave spreads across the country and the government builds thousands of new housing units to accommodate a rising population, ANSAMed reported on Monday.

17 July 2012
Companies & Finance

Shell takes the long view in refusing to up Cove bid

Analysts have backed Royal Dutch Shell’s shock decision to pull out of the race for Cove Energy, saying that if the company went any higher it would have set an expensive precedent for future acquisitions in the region.

17 July 2012
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Lifeline for Kenya as World Bank approves Ethiopian cable

The World Bank has approved the first phase of the $1.3 billion Eastern Electricity Highway Project, a cross-border power cable that could ease Kenya's energy shortages.

13 July 2012
Exploration & Production

Mossgas GTL feedstock project given approval

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) has approved PetroSA’s $1 billion Ikhwezi project to boost gas supply to the Mossel Bay GTL plant.

11 July 2012
Companies & Finance

CGGVeritas to resume land seismic acquisition operations in Algeria

Oilfield services group CGGVeritas said on Monday it will resume land seismic acquisition operations in Algeria after the award of a contract by Groupement Timimoun (GTIM) to conduct 3D seismic work on the Timimoun block in the south of the country.

9 July 2012
Exploration & Production

RepsolYPF to launch tender for design work on Algeria's North Reggane field

Spanish group RepsolYPF will launch a tender for design work on the $3 billion North Reggane field in Algeria in the third quarter next year, the Middle East Economic Digest reported on Monday.

9 July 2012
Companies & Finance

PTT extends offer for London-listed Cove Energy

Thai group PTT has extended its offer for London-listed Cove Energy for the second time as it looks to secure more shareholder acceptances.

9 July 2012
Exploration & Production

Soco close to securing rig for Congo-Brazzaville prospect

Soco International expects to secure a rig for the Lideka prospect offshore Congo-Brazzaville in the next few weeks, Roger Cagle, the company’s deputy chief executive, told Interfax on Monday.

9 July 2012
Exploration & Production

PetroTrans tenders for 3D work in Ethiopia

Chinese company PetroTrans has a tender out for 3D seismic work on the Calub and Hilala gas fields in Ethiopia, the group’s legal adviser Philip Hirschler told Interfax on Monday.

9 July 2012
LNG

Brass LNG decision expected Q1 next year

In the latest in a series of delays, the Brass LNG project consortium is not expected to take a final investment decision until the first quarter of 2013, the company’s chairman has said.

4 July 2012
Exploration & Production

BG starts up Egypt West Delta Marine field extension

BG Group has started up gas production from Phase 8b of the West Delta Marine project offshore Egypt, the latest in a series of extensions to prolong the life of the field, a company spokesman told Interfax on Wednesday. He did not give further details about how much output has come online.

4 July 2012
Exploration & Production

Nigeria flaring figures show no improvement

Nigeria continues to flare close to a quarter of the gas it produces, new figures from Nigerian National Petroleum Corp. show.

3 July 2012
Exploration & Production

Eni moves into Kenyan deepwater after Mozambique success

Eni has secured three offshore exploration blocks in Kenya, next to a block recently awarded to Total, the Italian company said on Monday.

2 July 2012
Exploration & Production

BP to restart exploratory drilling for gas in Libya

BP is planning to restart onshore and offshore exploratory drilling for gas in Libya before the end of 2013, Upstream reported on Friday.

29 June 2012
Pipelines, Storage & Power

More than a temporary solution

The Africa Energy Forum in Berlin this week demonstrated the challenges facing African countries in powering their economic growth.

29 June 2012
Exploration & Production

Egyptian Seth shows first gas

BP announced first gas from the $334 million Seth development offshore Egypt on Thursday.

28 June 2012
Exploration & Production

Africa’s powership ‘plug and play’

Could floating power stations solve Africa’s energy woes?

28 June 2012
Exploration & Production

Mozambique could use gas for fertilisers, liquid fuels – minister

Mozambique plans to use its new-found gas reserves not only for domestic power generation and LNG exports, but also for use in the production of fertilisers and liquid fuels, the country's energy minister said on Thursday.

28 June 2012

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