West Africa is fertile ground for minigrid developments but companies must co-operate to broaden energy access successfully.
Nigeria’s plans to overhaul its exploration and production sector through the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) fall short, according to Mariah Lucciano-Gabriel.
The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) is ready to work with former militants, although warning that the oil and gas industry will not be able to provide all the jobs required.
Nigeria has revoked four licences held by Addax Petroleum and handed them to the operator's former contractor.
Wärtsilä has signed a long-term optimised maintenance agreement with a Nigerian company, covering three locations.
A family-run oil and gas firm in Aberdeenshire is celebrating its best year in business, 22 years since first setting up shop.
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.
The energy transition is a “political risk nightmare” for hydrocarbon-export reliant states, a new report from Verisk Maplecroft has said.
Nigerian industry is willing and capable to spend money to secure reliable power sources, with solar becoming one increasingly attractive option.
Some Nigerian communities will never receive a “fair share” of the cash generated from oil and gas produced in their neighbourhoods, a report has warned.
ADM Energy has set out a plan to acquire a stake in the Barracuda field, in Nigeria’s OML 141.
A Milan court has acquitted Shell and Eni, and their executives, of allegations of wrongdoing around Nigeria’s OPL 245 licence.
At COP21 in Paris in 2015, 11 countries made gas flaring a stated commitment to their Paris Nationally Determined Commitments (NDCs). Disappointingly, five years on, flaring has increased for these 11 countries, by 6% to 60 billion cubic metres per year.
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has called for a 10% allocation for host communities in the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB).
Shell North Sea boss Steve Phimister is moving into a new role as part of a change of UK senior leadership.
Nigerian energy officials have visited Morocco in a show of support for an ammonia plant in Akwa Ibom State.
NOCs are not immune from the challenges posed by changing attitudes to energy, driving shifts to enter new business areas and operate more efficiently.
Chevron has reached first gas its Alen gas project, in Equatorial Guinea.
The Nigerian military has committed to providing “maximum security” for the country’s oil and gas assets.
Shell faces another legal battle stemming from Nigeria, with a court ordering banks to freeze company assets.
Shell has filed for arbitration against Nigeria over an ongoing dispute around oil spills.
Nigerian claimants complaining that Shell had a duty to tackle oil spills have won a case in the UK Supreme Court.
Shell is "reviewing" further sales of assets in Nigeria, the company said.
Nigeria has launched an exercise to cut upstream production costs, with an eye on securing the country’s energy future.
Investments by the world’s NOCs are incompatible with limiting climate change, according to new research published by the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI).