Angolan President João Lourenço at his inauguration in 2017 Exploration & Production

Angola fires first salvo of petroleum reforms

The first significant piece of legislation passed under Angola's new president will speed up the country's licensing process.

By Felix Janvrin 17 April 2018
Companies & Finance

CNPC signs MOU with Sudan on gas cooperation

China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Sudan on furthering gas co-operation, Xinhua news agency reported today.

29 June 2011

Team works on Mozambique LNG plan

Anadarko Petroleum has mobilised a team to look into developing an LNG project in Mozambique, its partner in the country, Cove Energy said in a statement yesterday.

28 June 2011

Interview: Songas' Chris Ford

Chris Ford, MD of Songas talks to Interfax exclusively about the role Globeleq has played in East Africa and the opportunity for investment in the region.

27 June 2011
Companies & Finance

Gas Natural and Sonatrach reach agreement

Spanish utility Gas Natural has agreed to pay Algeria’s Sonatrach $1.89 billion to resolve a dispute over gas prices through the Maghreb-Europe pipeline.

16 June 2011
Exploration & Production

Gas set for key role in Ghana’s hydrocarbons sector

Gas has been present in many finds and both the Ghanian government and the oil companies involved are eager to tap it for both the domestic market and, if there is enough of it, for export.

15 June 2011
Exploration & Production

Power investor looks for new projects

Investment fund Globeleq is looking for new investment opportunities in Tanzania and the wider East African region, and is currently in negotiations over various projects, a senior executive told Interfax in an exclusive interview.

15 June 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Pipeline work begins at Logbaba

Cameroonian contractors have begun work building the infrastructure needed for the Logbaba field development in Cameroon.

13 June 2011
Exploration & Production

Petrofac increases stake in Seven Energy

Petrofac has increased its stake in Nigerian exploration and production company Seven Energy from 12.6% to 24.5% with a $75 million investment.

10 June 2011
Exploration & Production

Nigerian insurgents threaten Eni

Nigerian insurgents have threatened to disrupt oil operations in the Niger Delta, singling out Italy’s Eni as a target for attacks.

9 June 2011
Exploration & Production

Tanzanian exploration well gets the go-ahead

Tullow Oil and partners Aminex and Solo Oil have received permission from the Tanzanian government to drill the Ntorya-1 well in the onshore Mtwara block, part of the Ruvuma Basin.

7 June 2011
Exploration & Production

Orca to invest in Tanzania gas drilling programme

Orca Exploration is set to spend $35 million this year on a land rig in Tanzania to drill the Songo Songo West (SSW) exploration field, and is assembling a drilling team in Dar es Salaam ready to begin work as soon as the rig is secured.

2 June 2011
Exploration & Production

Rialto returns after Ivory Coast disruption

Australian explorer, Rialto Energy, said it has restarted operations in the Ivory Coast as foreign companies return to work after the overthrow of former president Laurent Gbagbo.

31 May 2011
Policy & Regulation

Can Nigeria’s new government deliver on energy reforms?

Energy companies are waiting to see if Goodluck Jonathan will make good on his promises of oil and gas sector reform and a massive expansion of domestic gas supply.

30 May 2011
Companies & Finance

Tullow expands Jubilee stake

Tullow Oil is to buy EO Group’s interests offshore Ghana for $305 million.

27 May 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

NNPC sets up gas pipeline committee

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission have set up a committee to oversee development of the Calabar-Ajaokuta-Kano gas pipeline, local newspaper The Nation reported.

27 May 2011
Companies & Finance

Gas Natural, Sonatrach pricing discussions continue

Spain’s Gas Natural and Algeria’s Sonatrach are still locked in discussions trying to resolve a dispute over pricing, despite a report in the Spanish financial daily Cinco Dias that a resolution had been found.

27 May 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Algerian gas and the risk of contagion from Arab revolutions

With the revolution in neighbouring Tunisia, Algeria was at the top of many observers’ “contagion” watch list, especially following the start of a wave of nationwide protests on 5 January.

25 May 2011
Exploration & Production

Obstacles loom large for South African shale gas

Shale gas reserves could make a valuable contribution to South Africa’s efforts to cut carbon emissions and improve energy security. But a government moratorium on exploration and strong opposition

23 May 2011
Companies & Finance

Libya’s NOC head defects

The head of Libya’s National Oil Corp. (NOC), Shokri Ghanem, has defected to Tunisia, becoming the latest high profile figure to abandon Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s regime.

19 May 2011
Exploration & Production

Eni contains Libyan impact despite industry shutdown

With oil and gas operations in Libya disrupted by the insurrection against Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi, Italy’s Eni has managed to remain shielded from the impact.

18 May 2011

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