Tunisia’s biggest energy project -- a long-delayed, $1.2 billion joint venture with Vienna-based OMV AG -- will start producing natural gas by the end of the year, the country’s industry minister said.
The struggle to provide Africa with energy will become increasingly important, particularly in terms of balancing power with carbon emissions, a new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) has said.
Nigeria loses 138,400 barrels per day of crude, around 7% of its total production, to theft, spills or shut-in production, according to a report from the Nigerian Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI).
Equatorial Guinea has approved a $90-100 million gas pipeline contract with Saipem.
Vaalco Energy has posted a loss for the third quarter, with realised oil prices slipping and production down.
Nigeria and Angola are coming to terms with the regulatory and legal demands of decommissioning, with scope for knowledge transfer from more mature regions.
The US is eager to export LNG and coal to African states, US Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy Steven Winberg told the Africa Oil Week conference.
Senegal has launched its licence round the Africa Oil Week conference in South Africa, although it faces criticism from one company for offering a disputed block.
Sound Energy has reached a preliminary agreement on the sale of a major stake in its eastern Moroccan assets for $112.8 million.
Cyprus has issued an exploitation licence to three companies to develop the Aphrodite field, with gas to be exported to Egypt for liquefaction.
Four crew members have been kidnapped from a Greek oil tanker off Togo, following the seizing of nine sailors from a vessel carrying gypsum on November 2 off Benin.
While low LNG spot prices have taken their toll, the Europe’s two major players in the sector, Total and Shell, performed strongly in the third quarter.
Kosmos Energy notched up $16 million in net income for the third quarter, while also celebrating a discovery offshore Equatorial Guinea.
Africa Oil will go it alone in the acquisition of stakes in major fields offshore Nigeria after its partners, Delonex Energy and Vitol Investment Partnership, both withdrew.
Tunisia has recently elected a new president, demonstrating the strength of its democratic institutions. The country’s hydrocarbons industry continues to struggle, though.
South Sudan plans to offer 13 blocks under a licence round to be launched in the first quarter of 2020, moving away from the previous preference for direct negotiations.
Aker Energy has changed its plans to develop the Pecan field in Ghana in the face of regulatory complexity.
A new bill increasing taxation on Nigeria’s oil industry would drive a decline in deepwater production of around 20% by 2023, industry group Oil Producer Trade Section (OPTS) has said.
Gabon has signed a number of new exploration licences, while also extending production licences.
BW Offshore plans to double production from the first phase of the Ruche development to 30,000 barrels per day.
Sound Energy has struck a preliminary deal on the sale of its gas production from Morocco’s Tendrara concession with the state power company, Office National de l'Electricité et de l'Eau Potable (ONEE).
Developing the SNE field will require capital expenditure of around $4.2 billion, a presentation by Australia’s FAR has said, versus the previous projection of $3bn.
Bourbon has signed a three-year agreement with Total on cost cuts, through technological innovation, for operations offshore Angola.
Seplat Petroleum’s production slipped during the first nine months of 2019 versus the same period in 2018, although profit increased substantially.
Renergen has appointed a Chinese company to carry out construction of a planned small-scale liquefaction plant in South Africa.