North African pipelines flows to Europe in Week 3 Pipelines, Storage & Power

Technical problems hit North African pipeline flows

North African pipeline exports to Europe fell by 0.5% in Week 3 from the previous week, to 922.1 MMcm.

By Verity Ratcliffe 23 January 2018
Exploration & Production

Anadarko ups Mozambique reserves estimates

Anadarko Petroleum said on Monday that its offshore Mozambique licence could contain between 15 and 30 trillion cubic feet (425-850 billion cubic metres) of gas after unveiling more encouraging results from the Barquentine-3 appraisal well.

28 November 2011
LNG

LNG imports ‘key’ for South Africa - PetroSA

South Africa’s state-run PetroSA is set to increase its market share of the domestic fuel sector from 5 to 25% by 2020, but in order to achieve this rise in output, the company may need to establish an LNG regasification terminal, a company vice-president told the LNG Outlook Australasia conference in Perth on Monday.

28 November 2011
Policy & Regulation

Libya appoints new caretaker government

Libyan Prime Minister Abdurrahim El-Keib unveiled his cabinet this week, including appointing Abdulrahman Ben Yezza as Oil Minister, as part of a caretaker government that will be in place until national elections next year.

24 November 2011
Exploration & Production

Bowleven’s Sapele-3 finds modest hydrocarbon pay

Bowleven’s Sapele-3 exploration well drilled in the Douala Basin, offshore Cameroon, has found 8 m of net hydrocarbon pay of which 6 m were located in reservoirs sands with good porosity and permeability, the West African focused company said Thursday in a filing on the London Stock Exchange.

24 November 2011
LNG

Questions remain over Angola LNG export plans to the US

The largest investment ever made in Angola, Angola LNG, is touted to come online in January, however, analysts have begun to question its plans to deliver LNG to the US.

23 November 2011
LNG

Tanzania’s dire need for gas

The Tanzanian government is looking to promote the local gas sector as crippling power shortages affect the economy.

18 November 2011
LNG

Sasol plans gas plant in Mozambique

South Africa's Sasol plans to build a 140 megawatt gas-to-power plant in Mozambique.

18 November 2011
Exploration & Production

ExxonMobil buys into Liberian offshore block

ExxonMobil has signed an agreement with Canadian Overseas Petroleum Limited (COPL) to buy a 70% stake in a Liberia offshore block, the Canadian company said in a statement.

17 November 2011
Policy & Regulation

Military occupation of power station causes blackouts across Nigeria

With power down in Nigeria’s capital city of Abuja, the country is once again experiencing extensive blackouts. This time, however, the power cuts are allegedly due to the occupation of Nigerian power stations by government troops.

16 November 2011
LNG

Brass LNG to award EPC tender in January 2012

Brass LNG plans to award four engineering, construction and procurement contracts for the development of its two-train 10 million tons per annum (mtpa) plant before the end of January 2012, Edoreh Agbah, general manager of external relations, told Interfax at the sidelines of the Twelfth Annual World LNG Summit on Tuesday.

16 November 2011
Exploration & Production

Afren hopes to meet 50,000 boe/d output targets

London-listed Afren posted a $65.5 million profit for the first nine months of the year, a 36% increase on 2010, the company announced in an interim management statement released on Tuesday.

15 November 2011
LNG

Eni to invest $50 bln in Mozambique LNG

Italy’s Eni plans to invest $50 billion in developing its massive offshore Mozambique discovery with the aim of exporting the gas to Asia, Chief Executive Paolo Scaroni said on Friday after visiting East Africa.

14 November 2011
LNG

Eni to invest $50 billion in Mozambique LNG

Italy’s Eni plans to invest $50 billion in developing its massive offshore Mozambique discovery with the aim of exporting the gas to Asia, Chief Executive Paolso Scaroni said on Friday after visiting East Africa.

11 November 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Restart of Libyan gas supply to have no impact on Gazprom's deliveries

The restart of Libyan gas supply to Italy will have no impact on Gazprom's total deliveries, the deputy CEO of Gazprom Export, Sergei Chelpanov, said during a conference call for investors on Wednesday.

10 November 2011
Exploration & Production

Tullow lowers Jubilee output guidance on ‘mechanical issues’

London-listed Tullow Oil downgraded its production guidance for the Jubilee field in Ghana by 3.7% to between 79,000 and 81,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boe/d) because of “mechanical issues” related to the design of the well completions.

9 November 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Beijing construction firm wins Mozambique gas pipeline tender

Beijing Urban Construction Group Co. (BUCG) has won a tender to build a $280 million gas pipeline in Mozambique from national oil and gas company Empresa Nacional de Hidrocarbonetes (ENH), a BUCG official, Liu Jian, confirmed on Monday.

8 November 2011
Exploration & Production

PetroTrans holds LNG talks with Djibouti

China’s PetroTrans has held talks with the Djibouti government about the possibility of building LNG export facilities for gas produced over the border in Ethiopia, the company’s legal adviser Philip Hirschler told Interfax on Tuesday.

8 November 2011
Companies & Finance

Sinopec subsidiary buys Shell Cameroon stake

Addax Petroleum, a subsidiary of Sinopec this week bought an 80% stake in exploration and production company Pecten Cameroon from Royal Dutch Shell, a spokesman for Shell confirmed to Interfax on Friday.

4 November 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Eni ramps up GreenStream volumes to Italy

Through the GreenStream gas pipeline, Eni is increasing gas volumes to Italy with the restart of production at the Bahr Essalam field offshore Libya on Wednesday.

3 November 2011
LNG

Claims of favouritism dog Pakistan LNG

After awarding permits to construct Pakistan’s first LNG import terminal, the government appears to be making a show of transparency. But just a few weeks later, the project is still shrouded by claims of favouritism.

3 November 2011

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