Deepsea mining is arguably the most exciting yet controversial segment of the blue economy, which the United Nations estimates boasts an estimated annual turnover of $3-6trillion.
The UK poised to renew links with the North Seas Energy Cooperation (NSEC) group, after relations stalled in the wake of its exit from the bloc.
Adnoc and TotalEnergies have signed a deal to work together, while France and the United Arab Emirates have also made high-level commitments.
French President Emmanuel Macron has overseen a number of commercial deals during his visit to the Middle East.
France held a summit on May 18 for African leaders, with discussions around debt, security and energy.
France is preparing to hold a summit to bolster its economic links with a number of African states.
Bua Group has contracted KBR to carry out front-end engineering and design (FEED) on its proposed refinery in Nigeria.
French President Emmanuel Macron has spoken of his support for the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP).
Oil pared its earlier rally toward the highest settlement in almost 10 months as the market weighed the potential distribution of Covid-19 vaccines against a raft of new cases sparking tighter restrictions on movement.
France’s Engie has pulled out of a proposed agreement to secure LNG from NextDecade’s Rio Grande LNG project, over concerns about shale gas development.
Mauritius has declared a state of emergency in response to a worsening oil spill offshore and is seeking international assistance.
Talks are under way to restart Libya’s oil exports.
Turkey has criticised French President Emmanuel Macron for his comments on Libya, as external actors amp up their rhetoric on the need for action.
The civil war in Libya is escalating as mercenaries, supplied by Turkey, have been mobilised to support the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA).
French President Emmanuel Macron has said the country will move more slowly than promised to cap the amount of energy it derives from nuclear energy.
Centrist Emmanuel Macron pledged to unite France as defeated opponents gave their allegiance to him in his battle for the French presidency with far-right leader Marine Le Pen.