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
Exploration & Production

Total attempts to plug Nigerian gas leak

France’s Total has said the gas leak on the OML 58 licence in Rivers State, Nigeria, should be stopped within a few weeks, after the company flew in specialist equipment from Europe and the US.

2 May 2012
Exploration & Production

‘No assurances’ that Ziwani will be commercial

London-listed Wentworth Resources can still give no assurances that gas flow from the Ziwani-1 well onshore Tanzania will be commercial, in what some analysts are calling a “very disappointing” result for the company.

2 May 2012
Exploration & Production

Serica announces that seismic work has begun on Namibia blocks

Serica Energy announced on Tuesday that seismic work has begun on its blocks 2512A, 2513A, 2513B and 2612A in the Luderitz Basin, offshore Namibia.

1 May 2012
Exploration & Production

Algeria’s hard line shows signs of easing

There are signs that Algeria is adopting a more investor friendly approach in the oil and gas sector. But oil and gas companies have seen this all before.

1 May 2012
Exploration & Production

Australian explorers commission Kenyan seismic study

Australian explorers FAR and Pancontinental said on Monday that they have commissioned Norwegian group Fugro-Geoteam to conduct a 3D seismic survey in the L-6 block offshore Kenya.

30 April 2012
Companies & Finance

Tanzania government approves purchase of Tanzania Mnazi Bay Ltd.

The Tanzanian government has approved the Wentworth’s purchase of Cove Energy Tanzania Mnazi Bay Ltd (CETMBL), Wentworth said in a statement.

27 April 2012
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Nigeria signs gas pipeline contracts

Nigeria’s Federal Executive Council approved a series of gas pipeline contracts worth NGN 100 billion ($635 million) on Wednesday, according to a report in the Daily Trust newspaper.

27 April 2012
Companies & Finance

Tanzania government approves purchase of Tanzania Mnazi Bay Ltd.

The Tanzanian government has approved the Wentworth’s purchase of Cove Energy Tanzania Mnazi Bay Ltd (CETMBL), Wentworth said in a statement.

26 April 2012
LNG

Shell open to boosting acreage in East Africa, says CFO

Royal Dutch Shell could be interested in taking further acreage in Mozambique, Chief Financial Officer Simon Henry told journalists during a conference call on Thursday. “We’re open to business. We are open to offers, he said.

26 April 2012
Exploration & Production

Statoil buys into Ghana block

Statoil has bought into the Deepwater Tano/Cape Three Points licence in Ghana, the company said in a statement on Wednesday.

25 April 2012
Exploration & Production

SeaBird exploraion secures $5.5 mln contract

Oslo-listed SeaBird Exploration has secured a $5.5 million contract to conduct 2D seismic work in East Africa.

25 April 2012
Companies & Finance

PTTEP considers options after Shell matched $1.8 billion Cove bid

Royal Dutch Shell has matched PTT’s $1.8 billion offer for Cove Energy and secured the recommendation of Cove’s board, the supermajor said in a statement on Tuesday. Responding to Shell’s move, PTT said it was “considering its options and will make a further announcement as and when appropriate.”

24 April 2012
Policy & Regulation

Nigeria cancels audit contracts for subsidy programme

The Nigerian Finance Ministry has cancelled the contracts of two accounting companies responsible for auditing the government’s fuel subsidy programme, Reuters reported over the weekend.

23 April 2012
Global Markets

Nigerian security situation improving - Voser

The overall security situation in Nigeria is improving, Royal Dutch Shell’s Chief Executive Peter Voser said in a speech in London on Wednesday.

18 April 2012
Global Markets

Family ties

Wildcat discovers its own connection to a little-known arms deal that helped Eni stay in Libya.

18 April 2012
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Gas leak shuts Nigerian Total plant

French company Total has shut down its Obite gas production facilities in the recently upgraded OML 58 in Nigeria’s Rivers State because of a gas leak.

18 April 2012
Exploration & Production

Ugandan government to build two production hubs

The Ugandan government will build two production hubs in the Lake Albert region to supply a new refinery in the Burseruka Hoima district, the New Vision newspaper reported on Sunday.

17 April 2012
Global Markets

Domestic prices for Tanzanian petroleum products analysed

The Tanzania Daily News quoted the Energy and Water Utility Regulatory Authority (EWURA) as saying on Tuesday that domestic prices for petroleum products have recently increased, yet they are cheaper when compared to other countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.

17 April 2012
Exploration & Production

Kenya’s investment challenge

The oil finds made in the Turkana region of northern Kenya caused celebrations in Nairobi, but is the country’s regulatory and legal framework ready for a flood of exploration and production investment? Ian Lewis reports

15 April 2012
Companies & Finance

World Bank disburses funds for North Giza CCGT expansion

The World Bank is ready to disburse $240 million for the development of the Giza North gas-fired power project in Egypt. The funds will pay for the construction of a third 750 megawatt combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) unit at the Giza North plant taking total installed generating capacity to 2,250 MW.

13 April 2012

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