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Tullow backs out of Ugandan farm-in deal with Total and CNOOC

2 September 2019

Tullow Oil has terminated a farm-in deal with France’s Total and CNOOC for the Lake Albert project in Uganda.

South Sudan reports two new oil discoveries

27 August 2019

CNPC’s large new oilfield should help Juba bring production back up, and a smaller find could establish a path towards diversification.

Nigerian judge reinstates SPDC’s licence for OML 11

27 August 2019

SPDC scored a victory in court last week, when a Nigerian judge ordered the government to reinstate its licence for OML 11, a block in the south-eastern Niger River Delta.

LADOL battling lawsuits from Samsung, Africoat

27 August 2019

Nigeria’s campaign to increase the use of local content in oil and gas projects is suffering setbacks, as the Lagos Deep Offshore Logistics Base (LADOL) is embroiled in legal battles with two key partners.

SBIDZ actively seeking new partners for oil and gas operations base

27 August 2019

Saldanha Bay Industrial Development Zone (SBIDZ) is moving closer to establishing itself as South Africa’s only oil and gas operations base operated exclusively by domestic companies.

Kenyan government prepares to explain its plan for use of oil revenues

26 August 2019

A team of Kenyan government officials will travel to Turkana County this week to inform residents of the area about plans for the use of future crude oil revenues.

First West African LNG regas plant to be built in Equatorial Guinea

22 August 2019

An LNG regasification and storage plant is set to be built in Equatorial Guinea – the first such project in West Africa – as the country advances its plans to develop gas-to-power infrastructure.

BW Energy spuds exploration well offshore Gabon

20 August 2019

The Anglo-Norwegian company BW Energy and its partners have begun drilling a new vertical exploration well at Hibiscus Updip, a prospect within the Dussafu Marin contract area offshore Gabon.

Namibian official explains rejection of refinery proposals

20 August 2019

Namibia’s Ministry of Mines and Energy confirmed last week that it was not yet ready to approve any of the proposals it has received for the construction of an oil refinery.

Nigerian government criticises SPDC’s attempt to retain OML 11 operatorship

20 August 2019

Nigeria’s federal government has signalled that it will continue to battle Royal Dutch Shell’s attempt to regain its position as operator of Oil Mining Lease 11 (OML 11).

Nigeria prepares for audit of downstream sector

20 August 2019

The government of Nigeria is gearing up to conduct a wide-ranging audit of the country’s downstream oil and gas infrastructure.

IHS Markit to host roadshow presentations for Angola’s next licensing round

19 August 2019

IHS Markit has agreed to assist Angola’s National Agency for Oil, Gas and Biofuels, known as APNG, with its next licensing round, which is due to take place in September.

Kenyan government to endorse Qatar Petroleum’s farm-in deal for Lamu blocks

19 August 2019

Kenya’s government intends to endorse Qatar Petroleum’s plans to join an offshore oil exploration project in the Lamu Basin.

The NDDC caper

12 August 2019

Gas flexibility coming to Ghana

12 August 2019

Gas can now be moved both ways on a section of the WAGP in Ghana, allowing increased use of its domestic gas resources

Future threats to African LNG

6 August 2019

With hackers targeting African energy operators, LNG producers should look for ways to fend off cybersecurity threats.

Oriental Energy confirms oil discovery at offshore Nigerian field

6 August 2019

Oriental Energy Resources (OERL), a privately owned Nigerian operator, has confirmed reports of its oil discovery at the offshore Ebok field.

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