A Dutch arbitration court has found against Isabel dos Santos in her attempts to transfer shares from Sonangol.
Angola has received bids for all nine of its onshore blocks up for grabs in its 2020 licensing round, in the Lower Congo and Kwanza basins.
Eni and Sonangol has signed production-sharing contracts (PSCs) for Blocks 27 and 28 with the Angolan regulator.
Sonangol has launched a tender process for the Lobito refinery, which may have capacity of up to 200,000 barrels per day.
London-listed Wildcat Petroleum has set out plans to focus on Angola initially, with a secondary exploration drive in Namibia.
Eni and BP are considering combining their upstream portfolios in Angola in the pursuit of increased investment and growth.
Seadrill has won a 12-well contract in Angola via its local joint venture with Sonangol EP.
Total has begun production at its Zinia phase 2 project, on Angola’s Block 17.
Angola and Zambia have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the construction of pipelines between Lobito and Lusaka.
Maurel et Prom intends to restart drilling in Gabon, on its Ezanga permit, this summer in a bid to recover production losses.
Trafigura and Sonangol are going their separate ways and dividing up Puma Energy, the downstream fuel supplier.
Angola has invited companies to study secondary recovery methods in a bid to maintain production.
Eni has made a new light oil discovery in Block 15/06, offshore Angola, close to its existing infrastructure.
Angola will hold a roadshow session for its 2020 bid round on April 12, pushed back from April 6.
Total expects to start up its Ikike field, offshore Nigeria, by the end of 2021 and will drill a number of exploration wells across its African portfolio.
Pressure is increasing on the Scottish Government to perform a U-turn and release seafarers stranded in a quarantine hotel.
‘The loophole is ridiculous’: Mix-up leaves north seafarers missing vital family time stranded in quarantine hotel in Edinburgh
Seafarers told they were heading home to spend quality time with family have instead been left stranded “like prisoners” in a quarantine hotel after arriving in Scotland hours before exemption rules were updated.
An Aberdeen subsea technology firm has secured a contract with Total E&P Angola after executing its first marine services project in West Africa.
Germany has expressed interest in the production of hydrogen in Angola, chiming with the European state’s energy transition goals.
The African Development Bank (AfDB) has signed up to provide $530 million to construct a transmission line in Angola.
Angola has awarded a build, own and operate (BOO) contract for the Soyo refinery to a consortium led by US company Quanten.
NOCs are not immune from the challenges posed by changing attitudes to energy, driving shifts to enter new business areas and operate more efficiently.
Eni intends to boost contracted LNG volumes to 14 million tonnes per year by 2024 and is in talks on entering Qatar Petroleum’s (QP) major expansion.
Eni reported strong results for the fourth quarter, with an adjusted operating profit of 802 million euros ($972.5mn) reported at its exploration and production unit.
Angola can balance environmental protections with ongoing hydrocarbon exploration, in line with its constitution, writes Verner Ayukegba, Senior Vice-President at the African Energy Chamber.