Congo Kinshasa has approved plans to offer 16 blocks for exploration, although the plan has drawn opposition from Greenpeace Africa.
BW Energy has signed up to two new exploration blocks offshore Gabon as part of the country’s often delayed 12th offshore licensing round.
Trois Consulting and DDMS have announced the offering of a fully integrated geological and geophysical study for onshore exploration in Angola.
Lebanese President Michel Aoun has condemned planned Israeli exploration in contested waters.
Uganda National Oil Co. (UNOC) has invited companies to participate with it in the upcoming bid round.
Equatorial Guinea recorded 30 cases of coronavirus at ExxonMobil's Serpentina floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) facility over the weekend.
PGS has completed the acquisition of 3D seismic on Angola’s Kwanza shelf, which will be used in the country’s 2021 licence round.
South Sudan has postponed its licence round as a result of the coronavirus, officials have said.
The Liberian government is seeking interest from local companies on participating in the offshore licence round, which is due to open on April 10, while moving the launch event online in order to restrict coronavirus transmission.
Senegal is officially launching its licence round on January 31, with applications required to be in by July 31.
Somalia is taking steps to attract foreign investment to its energy sector but challenges remain, most notably in how the federal government can integrate its policies with those of the state governments.
Liberia has set out plans for a licensing round in 2020, via the Liberia Petroleum Regulatory Authority (LPRA).
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.
Gabon has signed a number of new exploration licences, while also extending production licences.
Equatorial Guinea is pioneering developments in gas trading around West Africa with plans for a first regasification facility and political initiatives.
TGS and Schlumberger’s WesternGeco are close to finishing 3D seismic reimaging on Egypt’s Red Sea, as a licence round comes to a close in the area. The two companies said the work would cover data from three seismic surveys, covering 3,600 square km, which were acquired between 1999 and 2008.