Vaalco Energy has a new CEO and a strategy that aims to place the company among its West Africa-focused peers on the London market.
South Africa’s Reatile Group and African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM) have teamed up to buy a 30% stake in Sasol’s Mozambique pipeline.
Seadrill has won a 12-well contract in Angola via its local joint venture with Sonangol EP.
Nigeria has suspended the head of the ports authority amid claims that she provided unfair dispensations to Dangote Group.
TechnipFMC has rejected some claims around its Mozambique LNG work.
Nigeria’s UTM Offshore has signed up Japan’s JGC Corp. and KBR to study its proposed floating LNG plan.
JP Morgan must provide more documents to Nigeria, as the two sides duke it out over payments in connection to the OPL 245 scandal.
Africa Energy is seeking a rig to drill the Gazania-1 well, offshore South Africa in the third quarter of the year.
Bua Group has contracted KBR to carry out front-end engineering and design (FEED) on its proposed refinery in Nigeria.
Kosmos Energy is getting back to work offshore Africa, in Ghana and with three wells planned this year for Equatorial Guinea.
Petrofac has won a contract from BP for work on operational procedures at the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim (GTA) project, offshore Mauritania and Senegal.
Assala Energy has begun drilling at its Toucan site in Gabon, the company has announced.
Algerian Minister of Energy and Mines Mohamed Arkab has inaugurated the EGPDF pipeline, which links in to the Medgaz pipeline.
Somalia and Kenya have restored diplomatic ties, following Qatari mediation.
Among major liquefied natural gas (LNG) suppliers, Qatar, as well as Russia and African producers, look set to benefit from China’s rising demand for the fuel, according to FitchSolutions.
Shell has set out plans to relinquish its operations in Tunisia, in another blow to the North African state’s upstream.
BW Energy has found water at its Hibiscus Extension appraisal well, offshore Gabon, rather than hydrocarbons.
Reconnaissance Energy Africa has spudded the second well in the Kavango Basin, in northeast Namibia.
Total has begun production at its Zinia phase 2 project, on Angola’s Block 17.
Sonatrach has discussed the possibility of returning to work in Libya, at Contract Areas 065 and 96/95.
Former Tullow Oil executives have launched their Afentra venture, focused on production up and down West Africa.
Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan aims to wrap up talks on an LNG project within six months, but the government faces a tough task in securing new investments.
French President Emmanuel Macron has spoken of his support for the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP).
The ASD-1X, in Egypt’s Abu Sennan, is a commercial discovery, United Oil & Gas reported, saying a second well had been spudded on May 2.
SDX Energy has begun drilling in Morocco, targeting five wells this year in pursuit of meeting local gas demand.