Africa
Maersk Drilling eyes African prizes
17 January 2019
An uptick in west African activity holds promise for hard-pressed drillers
Angola readies for major oil and gas changes
2 January 2019
With the government steering an overhaul of its oil and gas sector, the west African country is looking to remain competitive despite declining oil production levels
LNG-to-power a hard nut to crack in Africa
2 January 2019
There is strong interest across the industry in making LNG-to-power work in sub-Saharan Africa, but nobody has yet cracked a structure that works
Tanzania ups the pace on LNG project
17 December 2018
Equinor, ExxonMobil and Shell are among the interested parties
South Sudan's oil suitors still skeptical over security
11 December 2018
Major investments in the civil-war ravaged country are likely to depend on the success of a recently signed peace deal
Offshore oil miss fails to dent Gambian optimism
4 December 2018
The West African country’s most recent effort to find offshore oil came up short, but explorers hope to drill more wells in 2019
Tullow’s revival still faces production challenges
4 December 2018
Tullow Oil is to pay a dividend once more. But can it find the barrels to sustain its improving balance sheet?
Gabon’s new oil regime threatened by power vacuum
22 November 2018
The west African Opec member has moved fast to revise offshore licencing terms as it makes more blocks available
Namibia's exploration drive goes on despite setbacks
21 November 2018
Drilling success remains elusive, but Namibia’s offshore is on the map once more for explorers
Lagos eyes LNG imports to launch private power plan
7 November 2018
Nigeria’s most economically successful state wants to go it alone, improving gas feedstock supply in a bid to woo private power project investors
Senegal’s energy hub ambitions gather pace
2 November 2018
Two big hydrocarbons projects are heading for FID with Woodside stepping up to take operatorship of the SNE development
Big hitters betting on Mozambique to be global LNG player
1 November 2018
After a protracted process, new licenses have been signed, while onshore LNG projects are edging closer to realisation
South Africa urgently seeking gas as energy transition stalls
18 October 2018
South Africa’s power sector plans envisage a big role for gas, but first the country needs to find the feedstock
Senegal and Guinea-Bissau deal faces domestic pressures
17 October 2018
Guinea-Bissau is eager to kick start exploration in acreage shared with oil-rich Senegal, but it’s slow going
Use it or lose it, Equatorial Guinea tells drillers
3 October 2018
The West African state wants to see more activity from oil firms now the oil price has recovered, and is launching a new bid round
South Africa imposes licensing restrictions
1 October 2018
Temporary restrictions on oil and gas licensing are causing confusion, but should help reform the licensing system in the long run
Nigeria's oil sector reforms on hold again
14 September 2018
President Buhari’s decision to delay passage of a petroleum industry bill won’t help investment sentiment, but shouldn’t affect offshore activity in the near term
Senegal seeks to avoid the oil curse
28 August 2018
Offshore oil and gas is set to flow within five years, and Senegal is bracing itself for the impact
Interview: Sonatrach's CEO aims to 'shake trees'
24 August 2018
Head of Algerian firm aims to reorganise it from the ground up
Angola loosens Sonangol’s grip on oil sector
23 August 2018
The new leadership in Luanda is pushing ahead with wide-ranging reforms
Kenya project on track, despite unrest
16 August 2018
Concerns over revenue sharing and security have triggered repeated blockades at the remotely located oil development
Oil firms wary despite South Sudan's peace deal
1 August 2018
Juba is seeking new partners after the government abandoned Total negotiations
NLNG strikes while the iron's hot
20 July 2018
Plans are finally in motion to expand Nigeria's LNG export capacity
Tanzania playing catch up on LNG project
10 May 2018
The NOC wants to get a stalled LNG project moving, but doubts remain over the operating environment
All eyes on Cameroon's first FLNG project
8 May 2018
Success for Golar's facility could ease the way for further developments off Africa’s coasts
Better times for offshore Nigeria
8 May 2018
Total, Shell and ExxonMobil are among the majors with commercial finds to develop