FIDs for Mozambique gas projects imminent – ENH Chairman

Feb 14, 2019

The African LNG industry can look forward to a final investment decision (FID) being taken in March or April on Mozambique’s massive offshore natural gas block, according to the chairman of the East African country’s national oil company ENH, Omar Mitha said. ENH, one of the partners on Offshore Area 1, is the first member…

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Jubilee FPSO switched to new heading in Ghana

Feb 14, 2019

The program, said to have included the first ever remediation of this type at sea, involved shutting down the FPSO Kwame Nkrumah twice in the first half of 2018 for work to stabilize the turret bearing, for 19 and 21 days respectively. Last December, the vessel was successfully rotated to its new heading of 205°…

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Angola’s head of state dismisses secretary of state for petroleum

Feb 13, 2019

The Angolan Head of State, João Lourenço, last Tuesday dismissed Paulino Fernando de Carvalho Jerónimo from the post of secretary of State for Petroleum, in replacement of José Alexandre Barroso. On a press note issued by the President’s press office, it is stated that the Head of State also appointed five individuals to be part…

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Enel begins construction of 140 MW wind farm in South Africa

Feb 13, 2019

Enel, through its renewable subsidiary Enel Green Power RSA (EGP RSA), has begun construction of its 140 MW Nxuba wind farm in the Amatole District, making it the Group’s third wind project in South Africa’s Eastern Cape province. The construction of Nxuba, which is expected to be completed by September 2020, will involve an overall…

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BP lines up FPSO for development of Angolan oil field

Feb 13, 2019

Sonangol and BP entered into an agreement to progress to a final investment decision (FID) on the development of the Platina field in deepwater Block 18, offshore Angola. Platina will be BP’s first new operated development in Angola since the PSVM project in Block 31 began production in 2013. It would be the second phase…

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Sonatrach awards Indian firm L&T $1bn Algeria gas facilities contract

Feb 13, 2019

Indian engineering giant Larsen & Toubro has won a large contract from Algeria’s Sonatrach for gas processing facilities required for the country’s south-western onshore gas fields development project, with the contract valued at about $1 billion. While L&T did not disclose the value of the contract, it described the project in a statement as “Mega”,…

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AAOG announces production plan for the TLP-103C well at Tilapia site in Rep. of Congo

Feb 13, 2019

Anglo African Oil & Gas has provided details of its plan to bring the TLP-103C well at its Tilapia licence in the Republic of the Congo into production. Highlights: TLP-103C to produce from the upper reservoirs by comingling production from R2 and the Mengo, following a double completion including a one-off frack of the Mengo…

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Shell, Eni, BP and Exxon among winners in Egypt’s oil and gas exploration tender

Feb 13, 2019

Royal Dutch Shell, Eni, BP and Exxon Mobil were among the winners in one of Egypt’s largest ever oil and gas exploration tenders on Tuesday, as the country looks to sustain an investment upswing spurred by major discoveries. The awards marked Exxon Mobil’s entry into gas exploration in Egypt, while Shell was handed the most…

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Zimbabwean minister says fuel delivered but no forex to pay for it

Feb 13, 2019

ZIMBABWE is sitting on large stocks of bonded fuel but is too broke to buy the product and alleviate the current shortages, Energy Minister Jorum Gumbo has confirmed. The minister, who recently said the country had over two years supply of fuel at its depots, was speaking to members of the media at his Harare…

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Afienya district tops illegal power theft in Ghanaian region

Feb 13, 2019

Afienya District has topped the list of illegal connections in the Tema Regional Office of the Electricity of Ghana (ECG). The district takes over from Tema New Town which was in the lead until recently. The Revenue Protection Manager, Mrs Zita Kyei-Gyamfi who disclosed this to reporters described the area as a developing one with…

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