Poor weather has imposed “substantial delays” to Kinetiko Energy’s drilling programme in South Africa, where it is working on a coal-bed methane (CBM) project.
Chevron’s local Angola unit has extended the Block 0 concession until 2050 and it will keep its full 39.2% stake.
Drilling problems at Bambo-1, offshore The Gambia, will see costs rise by around $10 million, operator minnow FAR has warned.
Lekoil Nigeria has made an offer to acquire its London-listed parent company, following a major corporate falling out.
TotalEnergies has started up CLOV phase 2, offshore Angola, marking the second field to come onstream in a week.
TotalEnergies has spudded the Venus-1X exploration well offshore Namibia, in Block 2913B.
Zenith Energy and ADM Energy appear set to clash over an oilfield offshore Nigeria, with both companies laying claim to a stake in it.
Seplat Energy has confirmed it is engaged in talks on acquiring ExxonMobil’s shallow water business in Nigeria.
Mozambique has launched its sixth licensing round in an online and in person event, which will run until August 31, 2022.
TotalEnergies has signed a solar power plan in Libya, in addition to setting out plans for the Waha concession.
Pharos Energy has restarted drilling in Egypt at the El Fayum concession, the company has declared.
SDX Energy has begun drilling in Morocco, launching the second phase of its 2021 campaign.
Uganda’s Parliament may not approve the Lake Albert development until the end of the year, pushing the final investment decision (FID) into early 2022.
Australia’s FAR has begun drilling the Bambo-1 exploration well, offshore The Gambia.
Tullow Oil has pre-empted the sale of Occidental Petroleum’s stake in the Jubilee and TEN fields to Kosmos Energy, in Ghana.
Aiteo Eastern Exploration and Production Co. (AEEPCo) has reported a major spill in the Nembe Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.
CNOOC Uganda has confirmed a final investment decision (FID) for the Kingfisher field, marking another step forward for the Lake Albert development.
Invictus Energy has completed its 2D seismic survey on Zimbabwe’s Cabora Bassa, exceeding its licence commitments.
Eni has discovered a more resources in Egypt’s Western Desert, in keeping with its plans to deliver production to market quickly.
Tullow Oil has appointed Phuthuma Nhleko, ex-CEO of MTN Group, as its next non-executive chairman.
Reconnaissance Energy Africa has completed its 2D seismic shoot in northeast Namibia and pushed back drill plans slightly.
Maurel et Prom has reported production slipping 5% in the first nine months of the year, even while revenues increased 42%.
As majors shift out of mature West African assets, new opportunities may attract large independents to enter the area.
BW Energy has begun producing from its Tortue Phase 2 project, in Gabon’s Dussafu Marin licence.
Lekoil has finally posted its accounts for 2020, taking an impairment of more than $100 million on a Nigerian asset and acknowledging going concern worries.