Reconnaissance Energy Africa has completed its acquisition of Renaissance Oil Corp., through an all-share deal.
London-listed Wildcat Petroleum has set out plans to focus on Angola initially, with a secondary exploration drive in Namibia.
A dispute over the wisdom of drilling in northern Namibia has escalated, with Reconnaissance Energy Africa and Viceroy Research trading barbed statements.
Reconnaissance Energy Africa has come out swinging at stock pumping article from Canada’s The Globe & Mail.
Reconnaissance Energy Africa has signed a joint operating agreement (JOA) with Namcor.
Canada’s Reconnaissance Energy Africa has found further evidence of a working petroleum system in the Kavango Basin, in the first section of its second well.
Reconnaissance Energy Africa continues to come under fire from various sources, including short sellers, but it has received public affirmation for its plans from local government in Namibia.
Seadrill has won a 12-well contract in Angola via its local joint venture with Sonangol EP.
Reconnaissance Energy Africa has spudded the second well in the Kavango Basin, in northeast Namibia.
Namibian President Hage Geingob has acknowledged Reconnaissance Energy Africa’s find in the Kavango Basin.
Reconnaissance Energy Africa has found oil and gas indicators and shows over three intervals at its first well onshore Namibia.
Qatar Petroleum (QP) has struck a deal to work with Shell at two blocks offshore Namibia.
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.
Shell’s Nigerian production fell to 223,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day in 2020, with the company blaming security issues, sabotage and theft.
Botswana has stressed the importance of permitting and environmental regulations in comments around Reconnaissance Africa’s plans – and a prohibition on hydraulic fracturing.
Kosmos Energy expects its capital expenditure to reach $575-625 million this year, driven largely by its work with BP offshore Mauritania and Senegal.
Opposition to Reconnaissance Energy Africa’s work in northern Namibia is growing, with a petition handed in to the Namibian consul general in South Africa and Leonardo diCaprio tweeting against the drilling plans.
Angola's Agência Nacional de Petróleo, Gás e Biocombustíveis (ANPG) has defended its work to assess hydrocarbon potential onshore.
Namibia and Guyana-focused explorer Eco Atlantic has announced a move into renewables, in southern Europe.
BW Energy has signed a deal to increase its stake in the Kudu licence, offshore Namibia, potentially reviving the long-dormant project.
Reconnaissance Energy Africa has begun drilling its first well in Namibia’s Kavango Basin.
Reconnaissance Energy Africa has confirmed that its Botswana licence no longer includes the Tsodilo Hills.
Unesco’s World Heritage Centre has said it is “vigilant” over plans for exploration in Namibia and Botswana.
As with the global industry, African exploration and production plans hit the COVID-19 and oil price-crash roadblock.
Impact Oil and Gas has farmed in to Area 2, offshore South Africa, under a deal with Silver Wave Energy.