Aminex is becoming more positive on its delayed farm out in Tanzania, giving it sufficient confidence to get under way with preparations for the Chikumbi-1 well.
Nigeria is set to make a fresh push into rehabilitating its poorly performing refineries, Nigerian National Petroleum Corp. (NNPC) head Mele Kyari said on the weekend.
BP has had further success off Senegal, with its Yakaar-2 appraisal well finding more gas.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Committee (FERC) has conditionally approved a small-scale liquefaction project in Jacksonville, Florida.
Libya’s National Oil Corp. (NOC) is fighting a rearguard action to secure the company’s unity, following the establishment of a rival board of directors for the Brega Petroleum Marketing Co. (BPMC).
The Algerian government has set out steps intended to bring an end to the discontent that has left the country paralysed since February.
An Abuja court has found two officials from Ireland’s Process and Industrial Developments (P&ID) guilty on a number of fronts. This led to the Nigerian judge declaring all of P&ID’s assets to be forfeit.
Europa Oil & Gas has signed up to explore Morocco’s Inezgane offshore permit, with the aim of hunting Lower Cretaceous fans.
NextDecade has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Enbridge on the construction of a pipeline from Texas’ Agua Dulce area to the proposed Rio Grande LNG project, in Brownsville.
Qatar Petroleum (QP) and Shell have agreed to a joint venture focused on global LNG bunkering. The company’s respective Wave LNG Solutions and Shell Gas & Power Developments are backing the new plan.
Vitol and Mozambique’s state-owned Empresa Nacional de Hidrocarbonetos (ENH) have set out plans for a trading-focused joint venture.
Australia’s Woodside Energy has signed a preliminary deal on supply LNG to Uniper Global Commodities.
SDX Energy has struck oil at the West Gharib block, in Egypt, and begun producing.
Angola’s new regulator held its London roadshow on September 17, touting the new opportunities in its Namibe and Benguela basins.
Cheniere Energy has signed a deal to provide liquefaction services to EOG Resources, a US-based shale producer.
The Australian developer of a US-based liquefaction project is working on plans to supply an LNG-to-power project in Vietnam.
Vaalco Energy has set out formal plans to list on the London Stock Exchange’s main market. The listing should take place by September 30.
China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC) signed a transportation convention with Niger on September 15.
The largest listed oil and gas producers are moving in the wrong direction, according to a new report from Redburn, “Lost in Transition”.
Finland’s NEOT has become the first company to bunker LNG from the Kairos vessel, in Sweden’s Port of Södertälje.
Royal Vopak has bought a 49% stake in Colombia’s LNG import facility, in Cartagena. The company did not disclose how much it paid for the holding, in the statement announcing the move on September 12.
BW Energy is planning to reach a final investment decision (FID) on its Ruche development, in Gabon’s Dussafu licence, in the last quarter of the year. Further growth is expected to come from August’s Hibiscus discovery. The company continues to hold the Kudu gas project, in Namibia, but like many others before it, progress appears slow.
Nigeria LNG (NLNG) has chosen a consortium made up of Saipem, Chiyoda and Daewoo E&C (SCD) to carry out work on the project’s seventh train. The choice of the SCD consortium was set out on September 11 at a ceremony in Abuja, with the signing of a letter of intent (LoI).
The acquisition of Merlon Petroleum earlier this year has given Soco International a new focus, with new exploration planned in Egypt and neighbouring Israel. As such, the company is planning to change its name, to Pharos Energy.
Eland Oil & Gas is beginning to reap the rewards of its second field in Nigeria’s Oil Mining Licence (OML) 40 starting up, allowing it to move into exploration plans.