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Sylva: Nigeria does not expect full recovery of $62bn claims against investors

21 October 2019

Nigeria does not expect to recover all of the $62bn in claims it has lodged against oil companies.

Angola hopes reforms will help boost oil production, attract investment

20 October 2019

Jose Massano, the governor of Angola’s Central Bank, hopes the government’s plans for economic reform will facilitate efforts to privatise key state-owned enterprises, including a stake in the national oil company (NOC), Sonangol.

Nigeria heads for a fight (and probably a settlement) with IOCs

16 October 2019

Nigeria's push to collect $62bn from oil companies in purportedly lost revenues is likely to lead to a negotiated settlement.

Tanzania launches three-well exploration drilling campaign

16 October 2019

Tanzania Petroleum Development Corp. (TPDC) said last week that it had begun work on a three-well exploration drilling programme in the Eyasi Wembere Basin.

ANPG representative comments on Angola’s new lease management policy

15 October 2019

Belarmino Chittargueleca, the head of the exploration and production department of ANPG, said last week that Angola’s decision to alter the way it manages the use and ownership of its hydrocarbons reserves was already starting to pay off.

South Sudan unveils medium and long-term oil production goals

15 October 2019

A representative of South Sudan’s Petroleum Ministry reported last week that his country had set medium and long-term goals for oil production.

Nigerian minister may have spilled the beans about OPEC quota increase

15 October 2019

OPEC appears to have granted Nigeria a higher production quota without announcing its decision, and Nigeria’s Minister of State for Petroleum Resources Timipre Sylva may have been the first to make the information public.

Senegal postpones bidding round until November 4

15 October 2019

Senegal’s government was due to launch a new licensing round last week, but it has postponed bidding by nearly a month.

Mozambique takes a big step towards becoming a major player on global gas markets

9 October 2019

With MRV’s initial investment decision and EPC contract award, Mozambique has taken a step towards becoming a major player on global gas markets.

Libya’s NOC demands – and receives – crucial state funding

9 October 2019

The head of Libya’s National Oil Corp. (NOC) said recently that the company needed more money to head off a steep decline in production.

Chinese companies reportedly keen to expand operations in South Sudan

8 October 2019

China is reportedly interested in expanding investments in South Sudan’s oil sector.

Engen reportedly headed for IPO in H1-2020

8 October 2019

Engen, a petroleum refiner and retailer that operates in seven African countries, is reportedly gearing up for an initial public offering (IPO) of stock.

Nigerian minister comments on compliance with OPEC quotas

8 October 2019

Nigeria’s Minister of State for Petroleum Resources Timipre Sylva said last week that his country was determined to meet its obligations as a member of OPEC by complying with the group’s oil production quotas.

Buhari comments on Nigerian government’s plans for new oil law, security measures

7 October 2019

Muhammudu Buhari, the president of Nigeria, said last week that his administration hoped to ratify a new version of the law governing the oil industry in the near future.

NNPC chief comments on Nigerian compliance with OPEC production policy

2 October 2019

NNPC's chief says Nigeria is not fully compliant with OPEC production policy but plans to make cuts.

Nilepet comments on 2020 licensing round, future plans

2 October 2019

South Sudan has reiterated its commitment to launching its next licensing round in the near future.

Libyan oil sector facing multiple challenges

30 September 2019

Libya’s National Oil Company (NOC) has had to deal with a series of challenges in recent weeks.

Mozambique will seek $880mn in capital gains tax from Anadarko

30 September 2019

Mozambique’s President Filipe Nyusi hopes that US-based Occidental Petroleum’s takeover of Anadarko Petroleum, another US company, will generate extra tax revenue for his government.

Ugandan official says collapse of Tullow’s farm-out deal does not derail oil industry

30 September 2019

A Ugandan official said last week that the country’s nascent oil industry was not doomed because of the collapse of Tullow Oil’s $900mn farm-out deal with France’s Total and China National Offshore Oil Corp. (CNOOC) for the Lake Albert project.

Total comments on Nigeria LNG’s Train 7 project

30 September 2019

France’s Total has reiterated its commitment to the expansion of the Nigeria LNG complex.

Senegal looking more attractive after latest offshore discovery

24 September 2019

Senegal's upcoming offshore bidding round is likely to draw more interest in the wake of BP's discovery of sizeable gas reserves at the Yakaar-Terenga field.

NNPC says rehab programme will allow refineries to operate at full capacity

24 September 2019

NNPC has announced plans to overhaul and repair all of its oil refineries in less than three years.

Uganda still wants Tullow’s FID on Lake Albert project by December 31

24 September 2019

Robert Kasande, the permanent secretary of Uganda’s Ministry of Energy, said last week that Kampala still hoped to see UK-listed Tullow Oil make a final investment decision (FID) on its Lake Albert block.

Nigeria LNG seeking $10bn in financing for Train 7 expansion scheme

24 September 2019

Tony Attah, the CEO of Nigeria LNG (NLNG), said last week that the consortium intended to finance a $10bn expansion project through a combination of debt and equity.

Winners of Angolan bidding round will be able to develop gas as well as oil

23 September 2019

Angola will permit the winners of its next offshore bidding round to develop natural gas as well as oil, a representative of the national hydrocarbons agency noted last week.

Edited by

Jennifer deLay


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