AfrOil - Africa Oil & Gas

31 March 2023

Uganda oil pipeline firm says “good progress” made in the search for funding

30 March 2023

The East African Crude Oil Pipeline, responsible for constructing the 1,443-km oil pipeline from Uganda's Lake Albert oilfields to the port of Tanga in Tanzania, has made good progress in the search for 60% debt financing to complete the duct.

Danish oil tanker hijacked by pirates off west coast of Africa

29 March 2023

Danish oil company Monjasa has reported losing contact with one of its product tankers, the Monjasa Reformer, after the crew reported the vessel was being boarded by pirates in the waters off the west coast of Africa.

US Department of Justice recovers more than $53mn in Nigerian oil corruption cases

29 March 2023

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has reached a final resolution in two civil cases related to profits obtained through bribes paid to Nigeria’s former Minister for Petroleum Resources.

Cheiron launches early production facility at GNN oilfield in Gulf of Suez

29 March 2023

Cheiron Energy, Egypt’s largest independent upstream oil and gas company, has launched an early production facility (EPF) at its GNN oilfield in the Gulf of Suez.

Savannah Energy to fight nationalisation of assets in Chad

28 March 2023

Savannah Energy, the British independent energy company, has declared its intention to fight a decree nationalising its assets in Chad.

Honeywell secures $500mn contract to develop Libya’s South Refinery project

28 March 2023

US-based energy group Honeywell has secured a deal worth $500mn to implement engineering work on the South Refinery project. The contract was signed with Libya’s Zallaf for Oil and Gas, a subsidiary of the state-owned National Oil Corp.

Global Petroleum raises prospective resource estimate for Block PEL 94 offshore Namibia

27 March 2023

Global Petroleum (Australia) has updated its estimate of the prospective resources contained within the licence area known as PEL 94, located offshore Namibia in the Walvis basin.

Egypt extends deadline for new international tender for oil and gas exploration to June 1

27 March 2023

The ministry had initially announced the tender for 12 blocks, split evenly between onshore Nile Delta and offshore Mediterranean sea in January with the deadline set for April 30.

Libya’s NOC to set up new unit to increase gas exports to Europe

27 March 2023

The head of Libya’s state-owned National Oil Corporation (NOC), Farhat Bengdara, has revealed plans to attract more oil investments, boost production and introduce a new gas unit to study the possibility of increasing gas exports to Europe.

Egypt’s Maridive reaches agreement to sell 60% of Valentine Maritime’s Saudi unit to Al Gihaz

27 March 2023

Maridive and Oil Services (MOS) has signed a conditional MoU with Saudi Arabia’s Al Gihaz Holding to buy 60% of the shares of a Saudi based subsidiary owned by Valentine Maritime (VM), which itself is a fully owned subsidiary of MOS.

Capricorn Energy announces plans to downsize global ambitions

27 March 2023

Capricorn Energy has announced plans to downsize global ambitions as it focuses operations on actively producing Egyptian fields.

Decom Engineering chop saw used fon successful retrieval of jumper connector offshore DRC

27 March 2023

Decom Engineering said on March 23 that its advanced cutting technology had been successfully used on a project off the coast of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Atlas Petroleum, GEPetrol, VAALCO to proceed with development of Venus field

24 March 2023

Atlas Petroleum and its joint venture partners VAALCO and GEPetrol will proceed with the development of the Venus discovery in Block P, located offshore Equatorial Guinea.

Chad nationalises ExxonMobil's assets, including Doba Oil Project

24 March 2023

The West African nation of Chad has nationalised all the assets and rights owned by ExxonMobil, including exploration and production authorisations and hydrocarbon permits.

IMF expects Libya’s oil output to rise 15% in 2023; warns of increased hydrocarbons dependency

24 March 2023

The IMF expects Libya’s oil output to rise by 15% to 1.2mn barrels per day in 2023, pointing to the fact that oil and gas production will remain a fundamental component of the country’s economy in the foreseeable future.