A ship offshore Mozambique performing a gas flow test. LNG

Mozambique LNG on track to start resettlement this year

Mozambique could lay the first stone of the LNG site resettlement village this year, but it still has work to do finding buyers for its gas.

By Leigh Elston 19 October 2017
Exploration & Production

The lure of East Africa

Anadarko’s discovery of 283 billion cubic metres of recoverable gas reserves in Mozambique’s Rovuma Basin has heightened the excitement around offshore East Africa – one of the oil and gas indus

5 October 2011
Companies & Finance

Shell farms into Tanzania offshore

Royal Dutch Shell has reached an agreement with Brazil’s Petrobras to farm into two blocks offshore Tanzania, in further evidence that the majors are betting on East Africa’s exploration prospects.

4 October 2011
Exploration & Production

Kudu development inches closer

After discovering gas at Namibia’s Kudu gas field in the 1970s, efforts to exploit the reserves have not come to fruition. However, Tullow, along with its partners, has begun a renewed push to devel

3 October 2011
Companies & Finance

VOG raises $15m for Logbaba

London-based Victoria Oil & Gas (VOG) has raised £9.5 million ($15m) in an equity placing to finance the development of its Logbaba upstream project in Cameroon.

3 October 2011
LNG

Tanzania inks Chinese pipeline deal - report

The Tanzanian government announced last Friday that it has signed a $1 billion pipeline agreement with the Chinese government to build a 532 km gas pipeline from the coast to capital city Dar es Salaam.

3 October 2011
Companies & Finance

Dominion searches for Tanzanian farm-out partner

London-listed Dominion Petroleum is looking for farm-out partners on the deep-water Block 7 in Tanzania before commencing exploration drilling next year.

30 September 2011
Exploration & Production

Subsea 7

Subsea 7 announced on Wednesday it has been awarded a $465 million contract for the engineering, procurement, construction and installation of sea lines for a major shallow water development off the coast of West Africa.

28 September 2011
Companies & Finance

Victoria Oil & Gas secures Logbaba funding

London-listed Victoria Oil & Gas announced on Tuesday that it has raised £9.5 million ($14.8 million) through a share placement to make the final payments for the Logbaba gas project in Cameroon.

27 September 2011
Exploration & Production

Stumbling blocks to GTL technology still remain

High-profile announcements of new GTL plants from Sasol and the start-up of Royal Dutch Shell’s Pearl project show confidence in the technology is building. But there are still many risks attached t

26 September 2011
Exploration & Production

Total farms into Kenyan blocks

French oil major Total has bought a 40% stake in five offshore blocks in Kenya as the company continues to expand its exploration portfolio.

21 September 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Tanzanian discussions with China at ‘preliminary’ stage as power crisis continues

A power crisis in Tanzania is putting pressure on the government to invest in new energy infrastructure. Talk of Chinese investment in the gas sector, however, may be overblown.

21 September 2011
Exploration & Production

Global jumps straight into Namibia seismic work after acquisition

Australian exploration company Global Petroleum has launched straight into seismic work offshore Namibia after completing the acquisition of Jupiter Petroleum.

19 September 2011
Exploration & Production

Petroceltic and Sonatrach discuss Algerian gas sales

Petroceltic has entered negotiations with Sonatrach to decide how it will sell gas produced from its Algerian operations, Corporate Development Officer Tom Hickey told Interfax on Friday.

16 September 2011
Supply & Demand

Chance gas glut will last longer than 2015 – EUCER’s Frank Umbach

Interfax speaks to Frank Umbach, an Associate Director at the European Centre for Energy and Resource Security King’s College London, about how revolution in Egypt and Libya has impacted European en

9 September 2011
Exploration & Production

Shell applies pressure on South African shale gas

Shell is prepared to invest $200 million in South Africa’s Karoo region to explore its shale gas potential, predicting there could be enough gas to make the country self-sufficient in energy - but the moratorium remains.

9 September 2011
Policy & Regulation

Confidence falters in Nigeria’s gas reforms

Energy sector development was high on President Goodluck Jonathan’s list of priorities during his election campaign, but political realities are now hitting home and confidence in his reforms is beginning to ebb.

8 September 2011
Exploration & Production

Libya’s gas prospects look rosier than oil

As Colonel Muammar Gaddafi is deposed, oil and gas companies start looking to the future. Analysts point out that gas production could restart quicker than oil.

6 September 2011
Exploration & Production

No link with Ogaden unrest in Ethiopia, PetroTrans

China’s PetroTrans has denied any involvement in alleged skirmishes between the Ethiopian government and rebel fighters over exploration licences in the Ogaden region.

5 September 2011
Exploration & Production

BP cautious about return to Libya

BP halted all drilling activities at Libya’s offshore Sirte Basin following the outbreak of civil war in February, but with the rebels now victorious, the company is plotting the resumption of its $900 million exploration programme.

1 September 2011
LNG

Ghana launches floating LNG feasibility study tender

Ghana is looking to import LNG by as early as 2013 and has launched a tender for a floating storage and re-gasification unit feasibility study.

1 September 2011

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