Oil & Gas

Sudan civil disobedience spreads as West Kordofan oilfield workers down tools

Jun 6, 2019

Reports are being received of workers associations answering the call for civil disobedience in Sudan, following the violent dispersal of the Khartoum sit-in on Monday, and the breakdown of negotiations between the Transitional Military Council (TMC) and the Alliance for Freedom and Change (AFC). The Petro Energy Oilfield Operations Group Limited – Balila oil field…

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Libya’s Brega Oil assures Tripoli residents of fuel supply

Jun 6, 2019

Brega Oil Marketing Company assured residents of Tripoli that fuel is available and that supplies from Tripoli’s Port and the Airport Road reservoirs will continue regularly to all gas stations in the capital. In a statement Sunday, the company urged citizens not to be dragged behind what it called false rumours that aim to create…

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Calls made for investigation into BP gasfields off Senegal

Jun 6, 2019

Global Witness is calling on UK and US law enforcement to investigate oil giant BP and one of its partners in Senegal, notorious businessman Frank Timis, over an estimated $10 billion deal over offshore gas blocks. The details of the deal were revealed by the BBC on Monday. The secret payments raise concerns that one of…

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Sonangol announces Cabinda and Luanda Refinery agreements

Jun 5, 2019

Sebastião Pal Querido Gasper Martins, Sonangol E.P CEO, announced United Shine as the winner of the construction contract for the gasoline production unit of the Luanda Refinery and also signed a partnership agreement with United Shine for the Cabinda Refinery. This was announced during the opening day of the Angola Oil & Gas conference and…

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Ghana’s GNPC commences onshore data processing of Voltaian basin

Jun 5, 2019

Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) has commenced the processing of the data acquired from a 2D seismic survey of the Voltaian Basin which commenced in 2018 and was scheduled to be completed by the end of the first quarter of this year. While it is still unconfirmed whether the acquisition of data was indeed completed…

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Anadarko books Saipem, other EPC contractors for Mozambique LNG

Jun 5, 2019

Saipem, in Joint Venture with McDermott International and Chiyoda Corporation, has reached agreement with Area 1 Concessionaires on an EPC Contract to engineer and construct an onshore LNG project in Mozambique. Saipem, as involved in the project for a volume currently equal of about 6 billion USD, will operate as leader of CCSJV s.c.a.r.l. (“CCS…

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Mauritania’s offshore development expected to provide multi-sector opportunities

Jun 5, 2019

Mauritania is open for business – that was the message from the north-west African country’s ambassador to the UK when he addressed a Mauritanian British Business Council (MBBC) event in London this week. HE Isselkou Ould Ahmed Izid Bih told delegates at a briefing from BP on the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim hydrocarbons development that Mauritania…

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Zimbabwe’s Govt pins hopes on oil findings

Jun 5, 2019

Zimbabwe may start producing its own diesel and petrol within the next 10 years following encouraging exploration findings by Australian company, Invictus Energy, in the Muzarabani area, a Cabinet minister has said. Discovery of oil, which appears highly likely as evidenced by the results of extensive evaluation of existing and new data using latest technology,…

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Angola courts investors with oil-block auction, new refineries

Jun 5, 2019

Angola unveiled plans to boost refining and auction oil blocks as it seeks to attract investors back to its struggling energy industry. Crude output in the southern African country dropped steeply after investment dried up during oil’s 2014-2017 crash. And despite being the continent’s No. 2 oil producer, Angola imports most of its gasoline, with…

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Savannah Petroleum plans more Niger drilling

Jun 4, 2019

UK player Savannah Petroleum is planning further exploratory drilling on its acreage in Niger, where it is also looking for a partner for the R3 East portion of the R3/R4 production sharing contract area. The Niger-focused company is aiming to have an early production system at its Agadem Rift basin field development up and running…

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