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.
Botswana has stressed the importance of permitting and environmental regulations in comments around Reconnaissance Africa’s plans – and a prohibition on hydraulic fracturing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ReconAfrica has lined up a drilling rig to work on its licence in Namibia’s Kalahari Desert.