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.
Reconnaissance Energy Africa has pushed back plans to drill in Namibia until the second half of this year.
The Africa E&P Summit, which had been due to be held on May 20-21, has been pushed back to October 21-22.
Coronavirus has begun to spread in Africa, triggering governments to impose lockdowns and take steps to tackle the pandemic.
Kosmos Energy has set out plans to reduce planned capital expenditure in 2020 to under $250 million.
Kosmos Energy has reported a net loss of $36 million for the fourth quarter of 2019, although free cash flow reached $139mn for the period.
ReconAfrica has lined up a drilling rig to work on its licence in Namibia’s Kalahari Desert.
Total has awarded contracts to Maersk Drilling for three wells, in Angola and Namibia, using the seventh-generation Maersk Voyager drillship.
Chariot Oil & Gas is covered for its near-term work commitments but to step ahead it must sign up partners for its various projects.
Chariot Oil and Gas has booked the Ocean Rig Poseidon to drill one firm and one optional well off Namibia.
Agreement has been reached between joint venture partners to drill an exploration well on the Cormorant prospect in Namibia.