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Will Anadarko be squeezed on sea access rights?

There is a possibility Mozambique’s cabinet could use the approval of Anadarko’s plan of development on Tuesday to push for third-party access to the sea.

By The Wildcat 24 November 2017
Companies & Finance

Halliburton investigating Angolan allegations

Oil services group Halliburton is investigating allegations that current and former employees violated the United States’ Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) through “the use of an Angolan vendor”.

24 October 2011
Policy & Regulation

Implications of Tunisian elections still uncertain

The moderate Islamic party Ennahda is expected to secure the largest share of votes in Tunisia’s election when results are announced tomorrow, though the implications of this for oil and gas companies are still uncertain.

24 October 2011
Exploration & Production

Gaddafi death creates uncertainty for oil & gas sector

The death of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has left many questioning the future of the country’s ever-important oil and gas industry, as the country struggles for post-dictatorship unity.

21 October 2011
Exploration & Production

Eni makes ‘giant’ gas find offshore Mozambique

Italian major Eni on Thursday announced a “giant” gas find offshore Mozambique in further evidence of the burgeoning potential in East Africa.

20 October 2011
Exploration & Production

Bowleven plans to fund African exploration with $120 million share placement

London-listed Bowleven intends to raise $120 million by way of a placing of new ordinary shares to help fund its 2012 exploration and appraisal (E&A) programme in the Gulf of Guinea, the company announced on Wednesday.

19 October 2011
LNG

Yemen unrest reaches the oil and gas industry

Disruption caused by protests in Yemen this year have left existing oil and gas production largely untouched, but uncertainty over future government policy is still causing problems.

19 October 2011
Policy & Regulation

US Supreme Court to decide whether Shell can be prosecuted for alleged human rights abuses in Nigeria

The United States’ Supreme Court will utilise a lawsuit brought against Royal Dutch Shell to decide whether corporations can be prosecuted in US courts for complicity in human rights abuses abroad, a report said on Monday.

18 October 2011
Exploration & Production

Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation releases additional information on blocks

The Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC) has released more information about the blocks on offer in the 11th bidding round, which was originally announced in September.

18 October 2011
LNG

Lake Kivu’s uncertain promise

Proposals to expand the use methane gas-to-power plants on the shores of Lake Kivu, located on the border between Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, are experiencing markedly different fortu

17 October 2011
Exploration & Production

Success for Bowleven but funding concerns persist

London-listed Bowleven announced encouraging drilling results from the Sapele-3 exploration well offshore Cameroon on Friday – but funding concerns still persist over the company’s drilling programme next year.

14 October 2011
Exploration & Production

Ophir increases East African footprint

London-listed Ophir Energy on Thursday announced a $186.3 million takeover offer for Dominion Petroleum, a small explorer with licences along the East Africa frontier margin.

13 October 2011
LNG

Shell reconsiders Nigerian power plant maintenance

Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) is reassessing planned maintenance work at gas-fired power plants in Nigeria after a bomb attack on the Trans Forcados oil pipeline, Interfax has learned.

11 October 2011
Exploration & Production

Petroceltic looks to sell stake to help pay Ain Tsila CAPEX bill

Algeria-focused explorer Petroceltic is preparing to farm-out an 18.375% interest in the Isarene permit to a major oil and gas company already active in the country, Chief Executive Brian O’Cathain told Interfax on Monday.

10 October 2011
Supply & Demand

Eni CEO confirms October Green Stream start-up

Eni’s Chief Executive Paolo Scaroni confirmed that the company would restart gas exports through the Green Stream pipeline this month on a conference call with analysts on Thursday.

7 October 2011
Supply & Demand

Egypt’s threat to hike Israeli gas prices may be politically motivated

Egypt’s threat to raise the price Israel pays for natural gas may be motivated by “political posturing” before the upcoming elections, Jules Robinson, a researcher at the University of Warwick and regional analyst, told Interfax on Friday.

7 October 2011
Companies & Finance

InterOil searching for equity partner

Canada’s InterOil is hunting for an equity partner for its proposed $6 billion LNG liquefaction project in Papua New Guinea, with three advisers now appointed.

7 October 2011
LNG

Rwandan methane plant set for mid-2012 start-up

The Rwandan government still expects a methane gas-fired power plant to start up by the middle of next year despite delays to the project, Minister for Energy and Water Coleta Ruhamya told Interfax on Thursday.

6 October 2011
Exploration & Production

South African shale gas potential unfulfilled – EIA

The United States’ Energy Information Administration (EIA) on Thursday released a country analysis of South Africa that highlighted its shale gas potential but cautioned that environmental concerns have prevented drilling there.

6 October 2011
Companies & Finance

Energy resilience amid economic turmoil

Marc Hammerson, formerly the head of energy at law firm Stephenson Harwood, has joined the energy practice at Dewey & LeBoeuf. James Batty caught up with him to ask about his current thinking on the m

5 October 2011
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

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