Africa
Mauritanian elections promise little upstream change
14 June 2019
The expected winner of the presidential poll is unlikely to rock the boat for players in the country’s fast-expanding offshore sector
Mozambique nears FID under insurgency cloud
14 June 2019
A decision is rapidly approaching for the first of the long-awaited Rovuma Basin LNG projects
Sierra Leone opens up most of offshore to explorers
28 May 2019
A new government has brought a new approach to licensing
Can Brulpadda find deliver on high hopes?
23 May 2019
Total has made what could be a major discovery in South Africa, but there is a long way to go before the commercial prospects become clear
Waiting for the dust to settle in Algeria
23 May 2019
Political turmoil is unsettling Algeria’s energy sector and its IOC investors
Angola reforms set to survive Sonangol sackings
14 May 2019
The new boss of Angola’s state oil firm is seen as another safe pair of hands
Uganda announces new Albertine Graben bid round
10 May 2019
Explorers are likely to benefit from infrastructure being put in place for the existing crude export project
Equatorial Guinea throws down the gauntlet
18 April 2019
The west African state’s hopes of restoring oil output rest on the reception given to its 2019 licensing round
Another step forward for Tanzania's LNG plans
29 March 2019
The East Africa state is keen to conclude an agreement later this year.
Back to business as usual with Buhari
29 March 2019
The Nigerian president is likely to remain a difficult partner for oil firms in his second term in office
Uganda oil inches forward
19 March 2019
Uganda hopes to see its first crude oil exports by 2022
Gabon's licensing round in limbo
19 March 2019
Bidders are awaiting clarification on implementation of a new hydrocarbons code
Somalia’s first licensing round could be a tough sell
15 March 2019
The former “failed state” needs to deliver on its promises if the bidding process is to be a success
Sall to oversee Senegal's journey to first production
8 March 2019
West Africa's latest entrant to the hydrocarbons sector is expected to be producing oil and gas from 2022
Left waiting at the altar in Madagascar
27 February 2019
The country’s efforts to kickstart offshore exploration have hit a snag
Explorers mull Côte d’Ivoire campaigns
20 February 2019
Tullow, BP and CNR are among IOCs with drilling plans
Eni and Shell face new Nigeria action
20 February 2019
The two firms have received harsh criticism from an Italian judge and now await UK court proceedings
South Africa's offshore sector finally makes some waves
11 February 2019
Total plans drilling campaign to establish scale of reserves
Political tensions dent Comoros energy ambitions
1 February 2019
Indian Ocean nation hopes to repeat the offshore successes of neighbouring Mozambique
Political risk threatens Nigeria's oil sector recovery
28 January 2019
In Nigeria’s oil sector, debts are being settled—albeit gradually—and financial backing for new projects is being put in place, but investors remain cautious.
Ghana starts to think big
25 January 2019
Big international energy firms’ interest in Ghanaian upstream acreage bolsters hopes for the future
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