Zambia has declared distribution and transmission lines of Copperbelt Energy Corp. (CEC) as “common carrier”, a move the company described as expropriation.
The Government of National Accord (GNA) and Libyan National Army (LNA) have restarted peace talks, the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has said, although hostilities appear to be continuing on the ground.
Nigerian National Petroleum Corp. (NNPC) is to introduce a contact-tracing application across its locations in order to help curb the spread of coronavirus.
Testing of Egypt’s El Salmiyah-5 has seen the well flow at rates of around 8,700 barrels of oil equivalent per day, United Oil & Gas has reported.
Gemcorp has completed preliminary work preparing a site in Angola for the construction of the Cabinda oil refinery.
Amidst the oil price crash crisis and the pressure on companies, opportunities are emerging for those with resources.
Angola is in talks with some of its oil customers in a bid to restructure financing facilities, the Ministry of Finance has said, in order to “better reflect the current market environment and OPEC production quotas”.
BP Southern Africa has appointed Taelo Mojapelo as its new CEO, replacing Priscillah Mabelane who is joining Sasol as executive vice president of its energy business.
Mozambique’s military forces have regained control of Macomia, a town in the northern Cabo Delgado Province around 200 km from the LNG construction site.
Qatar Petroleum (QP) has signed the largest shipbuilding contract in history to shore up its LNG growth plans, this is said to account for around 60% of global LNG shipbuilding capacity until the late 2020s.
Nigeria has officially launched a marginal field bid round, with the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) saying 57 fields are available.
An armed militia in Libya has prevented maintenance work from being carried out on the Sharara field.
Neptune Energy has appointed Mehdi Bouguetaia to act as managing director in Algeria.
Sonatrach has increased its stake in the Medgaz pipeline to 51%, following the completion of a deal with Spain’s Cepsa.
South Africa has “inadequate” stocks of diesel, an industry body has warned, as demand has accelerated beyond expectations with the easing of lockdown limitations.
New liquefaction projects are unlikely for the time being, Golar LNG has said, but in the longer run its floating LNG (FLNG) technology is an attractive option for exporting gas.
Gulf Marine Services (GMS) has announced a framework agreement with Zakher Marine International, another operator of self-propelled self-elevating support vessels (SESVs) in the Middle East.
Petrofac has won a six-month contract extension for its work in Iraq with Basra Oil Co. (BOC).
Angola’s Agência Nacional de Petróleo, Gás e Biocombustíveis (ANPG) has released details on new blocks available for bidding this year but warned there may be delays as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
Panoro Energy has reported higher production in the first quarter but lower revenues, as a result of fewer liftings and lower prices.
CNOOC Uganda will not pre-empt the sale of Tullow Oil’s stake in Lake Albert to Total.
The LNG industry in Mozambique will have a transformative impact on the country’s economy – and establish it as a regional gas hub, participants on an Africa Oil Week webinar have said.
When 62-year-old Tomas Morales registered a fever of 101.3 Fahrenheit on April 14, the doctor told him to self-isolate. But there was a problem: Morales was on an oil platform off the Mexican coast only reachable by helicopter, and he shared a bedroom with three other workers.
Sonangol has signed a deal to farm in to a block onshore in Cuba, under an agreement with Australia-listed minnow Melbana Energy.
The coronavirus pandemic has triggered the “largest drop in global energy investment in history”, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has said, launching its World Energy Investment 2020 report.