Eni partners Mubadala Petroleum, BP in Nour concession offshore Egypt

Dec 11, 2018

Egyptian Government approval for the sale of a 20% interest to Mubadala Petroleum and a 25% interest to BP out of Eni’s share in the Nour North Sinai Offshore exploratory concession has been granted Eni has announced that the sale of a 20% participating interest to Mubadala Petroleum, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mubadala Investment Company,…

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Nigeria’s Oranto Petroleum awaits South Sudan results

Dec 11, 2018

Oranto Petroleum has been busy in South Sudan since its award of an exploration license for Block B3 in March 2017. The company has completed an aeromagnetic survey over the acreage to date. The firm is currently waiting for the interpretation of the data to give it an idea of where the most likely spot…

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Tullow Oil seeks partners in bid for additional Ghana block

Dec 11, 2018

Tullow Oil is seeking partners in a bid to acquire a new oil block in Ghana which launched its first oil bidding round in October, the company’s managing director Kweku Awotwi said on Thursday. Tullow is already lead operator of two oil fields in Ghana including its flagship offshore Jubilee field, with cumulative output currently…

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More work needed before oil flows in Ethiopia – Ministry

Dec 11, 2018

Ethiopia’s Ministry of Mines, Petroleum and Natural Gas revealed that the country needs an additional three years to develop its petroleum resources in the Ogaden area. According to the Ministry, there are a number of activities that need to be completed before entering the production process. Ketsela Tadese, Petroleum Licensing and Administration Director at the…

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Seraphim to add 500MW of PV cell manufacturing capacity in South Africa

Dec 11, 2018

Chinese solar product manufacturer Jiangsu Seraphim Solar System Co Ltd said today it will add 500 MW of photovoltaic (PV) cell manufacturing capacity at Port Elizabeth, South Africa and expand an existing module factory in the country by 200 MW. The plan follows the recent inauguration of a 300-MW module production facility in South Africa’s…

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Sound Energy spuds TE-10 well in the Greater Tendrara permit, Eastern Morocco

Dec 11, 2018

Sound Energy, the Moroccan focused upstream gas company, has confirmed that the drilling at TE-10, the second well of a planned three exploration well campaign in Eastern Morocco, has commenced. The TE-10 well will test the North East Lakbir prospect in the Company’s Greater Tendrara permit and is located approx. 25 kms to the northeast…

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GE’s EMS to monitor Malawi’s power grid

Dec 11, 2018

GE’s Energy Management System (EMS) will provide real-time and remotely managed information on Malawi’s electrical grid and power outages. Aligning with MCA-M’s Infrastructure Development Project, GE Power’s Grid Solutions business completed the installation and commissioning of the EMS and telecommunications systems at 26 substations of the Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM). The project., financed…

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Axxela, WAPCo to supply gas to Togo

Dec 11, 2018

Axxela Limited, a Nigerian gas and power portfolio company, has signed a Gas Transportation Agreement with the West African Gas Pipeline Company Limited to transport over 15 million standard cubic feet per day of natural gas via the West African Gas Pipeline to Lome, Togo. The Chief Executive Officer, Axxela, Bolaji Osunsanya, was quoted as…

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Rwanda signs nuclear pact with Russia

Dec 11, 2018

During an official visit of Rwanda’s minister of infrastructure, Claver Gatete, to Moscow an intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in the field of peaceful uses of atomic energy was signed between the two countries. ROSATOM’s director general, Aleksey Likhachev, signed the agreement on behalf of Russia and Gatete signed on behalf of Rwanda. The cooperation agreement…

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KenGen begins construction of geothermal plant

Dec 11, 2018

Kenya launched construction on an 83-MW geothermal power plant, according to state-run KenGen. President Uhuru Kenyatta attended the groundbreaking for the plant at Olkaria. The plant is being built by Japan’s Marubeni Corp. and is expected to be completed in 2021. KenGen plans to add 1,745 MW worth of geothermal power by 2025, part of…

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