Angolan President João Lourenço Exploration & Production

Angolan gas legislation waits on cabinet approval

Large gas finds and falling oil production are driving Angola to develop a framework for gas exploration and production.

By Felix Janvrin 20 February 2018
Companies & Finance

Engie and Sonatrach sign new agreement

France’s Engie has signed a new agreement with Algerian state company Sonatrach too boost cooperation.

8 February 2018
Anadarko drilling off Mozambique. LNG

Mozambique approves POD for Anadarko LNG project

Anadarko still needs to tie up sales and financing, but government approval of the plan of development for its 12.8 mtpa LNG project is a crucial step to FID.

8 February 2018
Exploration & Production

SDX announces gas find at Sebou

UK-based SDX Energy has announced another find at its Sebou permit in Morocco.

7 February 2018
Exploration & Production

Aminex upgrades Tanzania gas find

UK independent Aminex has announced that resources at its Ntorya gas field onshore Tanzania are commercially viable.

7 February 2018
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Midway Resources to build gas-fired plant in Lamu

Midway Resources International has announced its interest in building a 50-200 MW gas-fired plant on Lamu island in Kenya.

7 February 2018
LNG

Anadarko’s plan of development for Mozambique LNG gets green light

The plan of development for Anadarko’s 12 mtpa LNG plant in northern Mozambique was passed by the country’s Council of Ministers on Tuesday.

7 February 2018
SADC headquarters in Gaborone, Botswana. Policy & Regulation

SADC prepares for gas committee launch

Southern African countries are establishing a committee to promote the use of gas, but some fear it may increase South African dominance in the region.

7 February 2018
Exploration & Production

Qatar Petroleum buys stake in South African offshore blocks

Qatar Petroleum has entered into an agreement with Total to acquire a 25% interest in exploration blocks in South Africa.

6 February 2018
Pipelines, Storage & Power

African piped gas exports to Europe up on all lines

North African pipeline exports to Europe rose by 5.7% week on week in Week 5, as deliveries through all pipelines linking the continents increased.

6 February 2018
The port of Tema in Ghana. LNG

Ghana’s LNG plans looking increasingly fraught

A new report suggests Ghana may have missed out on its chance to secure cheap supplies of LNG.

5 February 2018
Exploration & Production

Kosmos hits another dry well in Senegal

Kosmos Energy has stopped drilling on its Requin Tigre 1 well in its Saint Louis Offshore Profond licence offshore Senegal, having encountered no hydrocarbons.

5 February 2018
Duvha coal power station, South Africa Policy & Regulation

Eskom crisis could force shift to cleaner energy in South Africa

Addressing corruption and the company’s massive debt is the first priority for Eskom’s new management – the next will be shifting towards cheaper and cleaner generation.

2 February 2018
Pipelines, Storage & Power

WAPCO in negotiations with Ghana for unpaid gas

WAPCO is in talks with Nigeria Gas and the government of Ghana to address outstanding payments for deliveries of gas to Ghana.

2 February 2018
Exploration & Production

NewAge hires Vantage rig for Cameroon

NewAge Cameroon Offshore Petroleum has hired United States-based contractor Vantage Drilling’s Topaz platform to drill at its Etinde licence in Cameroon.

2 February 2018
Supply & Demand

Ghana to shut Atuabo gas plant for maintenance

Ghana’s National Gas Co. is shutting the Atuabo gas processing plant until 25 February for routine maintenance.

1 February 2018
Exploration & Production

Vaalco optimistic on Gabon drilling

Vaalco Energy is considering development drilling at its Etame Marin permit in Gabon, the company has announced.

1 February 2018
Companies & Finance

Wentworth announces Tanzania gas revenue

Canada-based Wentworth Resources has announced it received $1.82 million from gas sales to Tanzania in January.

1 February 2018
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Nigerian utilities reject electricity supplies

Nigeria’s 11 power utilities rejected 18.65 GW of electricity in the first two weeks of 2018.

31 January 2018
Exploration & Production

Woodside begins West Africa well appraisals

Australia’s Woodside Petroleum is set to become operator of the deepwater SNE oilfield off the coast of Senegal.

31 January 2018
The Mellitah treatment plant in Western Libya. Exploration & Production

Bahr Essalam Phase 2 on track for May startup – NOC

Libya is hoping to bring the second phase of Bahr Essalam online far ahead of schedule, but other developments in the country are not faring as well.

31 January 2018

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