Kosmos Energy has cut spending for a second time in a month and confirmed delays at the Tortue LNG project, where it works with BP.
BP has declared force majeure on its Tortue LNG project with Golar LNG, saying it would not be ready to receive the floating unit in 2022 as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
BP has cancelled a planned controlled source electromagnetic (CSEM) survey off Mauritania and Senegal, that was due to be carried out by Electromagnetic Geoservices (EMGS).
The Africa E&P Summit, which had been due to be held on May 20-21, has been pushed back to October 21-22.
Woodside Petroleum has slashed its spending this year by 50%, to around $2.4 billion, but Senegal’s Sangomar development should progress as planned.
Australia’s FAR has temporarily suspended plans for drilling offshore The Gambia, in response to the coronavirus pandemic, while the oil price crash has made talks on securing debt for Senegal’s Sangomar development harder.
Kosmos Energy has set out plans to reduce planned capital expenditure in 2020 to under $250 million.
Lekela has launched a 158.7 MW wind farm in Senegal and broken ground in Egypt at a 250 MW wind plant.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has wrapped up a trip to three African states this week, where he noted the importance of deepening trade ties and the struggle against corruption.
TGS has completed its SN-UDO-19 survey in northern Senegal and has begun a second shoot in the same region, OUP-NORD-20.
BP has signed a sale and purchase agreement (SPA) for LNG from the first phase of its Greater Tortue Ahmeyim LNG project.
Scottish Development International (SDI) is cooking up a trip to Senegal for a number of companies in the last week of April.
Petrosen has officially launched its first offshore licence round, at a conference in Senegal, covering 12 blocks.
Australia’s FAR has signed a deal to allocate its share of crude from Senegal’s Sangomar field to Glencore Energy.
Senegal is officially launching its licence round on January 31, with applications required to be in by July 31.
The Energy Transition and Extinction Rebellion may have led the energy news agenda and stimulated reflection in many E&P boardrooms in 2019, but the impact on exploration drilling is not yet apparent.
Australia’s Woodside Energy has approved the 100,000 barrel per day Sangomar project, offshore Senegal, launching agreements with suppliers and putting the field on course to begin production in 2023.
Senegal’s government has approved the plan to develop the Woodside Energy-led Sangomar field.
Confidence continues to return for offshore work, with offshore seismic companies reporting improved performance from contract work, while multi-client continues to lag.
Clean energy has flowed into Senegal's grid system for the first time as West Africa's first utility-scale onshore wind farm powers up.
FAR has set out plans for a conditional placement and a senior debt facility in order to finance the Sangomar field, offshore Senegal.
The Sangomar development and exploitation plan has been submitted to the Senegalese government, operator Woodside Energy has said, with the final investment decision (FID) for the project expected later this month.
Perenco’s floating LNG (FLNG) project in Cameroon has exported 29 cargoes to date and is planning a drilling campaign, in 2020, in order to prove up additional reserves.
TGS has launched a new 3D seismic survey in the MSGBC Basin, covering 5,100 square km, in partnership with GeoPartners.
Senegal has launched its licence round the Africa Oil Week conference in South Africa, although it faces criticism from one company for offering a disputed block.