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

Production resumes at main Libyan field providing Italy with gas

The joint venture between Italian energy company Eni and Libya's National Oil Company (NOC), Mellitah Oil & Gas, resumed production at the Bahr Essalam deposit in Libya, the main supplier for the GreenStream gas pipeline to Italy, on Wednesday.

3 November 2011
Exploration & Production

Algeria hasn’t escaped Arab Spring unscathed

Algeria has so far managed to avoid wide-spread protests of the scale seen in neighbouring Libya, but that does not mean the country has been unaffected by the Arab Spring.

2 November 2011
Exploration & Production

Heritage secures Tanzanian acreage

Heritage Oil has bought exploration rights to the Rukwa Rift Basin in Tanzania, an 18,920 square km slice of land on the border with Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

1 November 2011
Exploration & Production

Apache to invest an additional $1.5 billion in Egypt next year

United States independent Apache will boost investment in its Egypt operations by $1.5 billion starting in 2012, Osama Saleh, the head of the General Authority for Investment and Free Zones (GAFI) told reporters on Saturday.

31 October 2011
Exploration & Production

ELNG second train more likely

There is now an 80% chance that sufficient gas reserves in the Block R concession off the coast of Equatorial Guinea will be found to warrant a second train at the Bioko Island LNG terminal, the licence’s operator Ophir Energy said on Monday.

31 October 2011
Exploration & Production

Kenya looks to emulate East African drilling success

Big gas discoveries in Mozambique and Tanzania are raising hopes similar finds up and down the East African coastline, including in Kenya. But how likely is this?

28 October 2011
Exploration & Production

Still no word from Eni on force-majeure termination at Elephant - Gazprom Neft

Gazprom Neft has still not received any communication from Italian company Eni on the end of force-majeure at the Elephant field in Libya, Gazprom Neft chief Alexander Dyukov told journalists on Friday.

28 October 2011
Exploration & Production

Eni’s ‘giant’ Mozambique discovery exceeds expectations

Italian major Eni’s new enormous gas discovery off the coast of Mozambique is actually an “unprecedented” 50% larger than initially anticipated, the company announced on Thursday.

27 October 2011
LNG

Uncertainty looms over Nigeria power loan from US

There was uncertainty over final approval for a $1.5 billion loan from the US Export Import Bank for new power projects in Nigeria after local media reports suggested some in Nigeria’s parliament opposed the deal.

25 October 2011
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

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