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.
Nigeria’s Lekoil has struck a strategic alliance agreement to find producing assets with Namibia’s state-owned Namcor.
Namibia continues to expect hydrocarbons to be discovered offshore, but in the meantime is working on energy transition plans.
Reconnaissance Africa has defended its drilling plans in northern Namibia, denying that it will carry out operations in environmentally sensitive areas.
Reconnaissance Energy Africa has come under fire in the Southern African press over its plans for drilling in Namibia, close to the border with Botswana.
Few companies are paying down debt while staying bullish on exploration plans, but Africa Oil is an exception.
Shell has struck a deal to farm into Kosmos Energy’s portfolio offshore Sao Tome & Principe, Suriname, Namibia and South Africa.
Frontier Energy has gone online with its highly regarded Africa E&P Summit, due to take place on September 16 and 17.
Canada’s ReconAfrica has produced a technical evaluation on the entire Kavango Basin, in Namibia and Botswana.
Renaissance Oil Corp. has lined up an entry into Botswana in a bid to diversify its focus away from Mexico.