Africa
Uganda battles to revive oil project
21 November 2019
The energy ministry’s aim to achieve FID in early 2020 looks ambitious
IOCs retain Algerian caution
12 November 2019
Sceptical Western investors adopt wait-and-see attitude even after Algeria’s interim government agreed a draft hydrocarbons law
Nigeria waits for promises to be fulfilled
12 November 2019
The National Assembly has waited more than six months for the president to give his assent to anti-corruption legislation
Capital demands African regulatory stability
11 November 2019
Financial fundamentals and sustainability considerations will also be key to attracting the project financing required to develop recent discoveries
Ghana aims to speed up
7 November 2019
Stranded asset concerns encourage west African nation to get its oil out as quickly as possible
Somalia’s energy sector poised for take off
6 November 2019
Somalia’s Minister of Petroleum & Mineral Resources says the upcoming offshore 15 block licensing round is a ‘game-changing development’ that will benefit the entire population
Somalia reboots terms of licensing round debut
5 November 2019
The petroleum ministry is poised to publish a new timetable and hold a Houston roadshow
Priming the pump
4 November 2019
Targeted support from a multilateral institution can result in substantial commercial and developmental rewards, says Olivier Mussat of the World Bank Group’s IFC
Savannah strikes it lucky in the Sahara
25 October 2019
UK independent can develop its Agadem field on the back of a major funding boost and pipeline access to world markets
Equatorial Guinea prepares for new era for oil
15 October 2019
‘Drill or drop’ policy will soon result in a new set of license holders that the government hopes will kick-start the West African country’s oil industry
Nigeria LNG’s long wait looks to be over
4 October 2019
FID on a long-awaited expansion of the Nigeria LNG project looms. But the nation’s dreams of being a premier league producer have faded, at least for now
Yakaar-Teranga gas to prioritise Senegalese market
27 September 2019
Kosmos and BP have found more gas in Senegal, but further LNG exports will have to wait
Kenya enters the oil business
26 September 2019
The East African country exports its first consignment of oil while Tullow prepares for 2020 FID
Gabonese incentives reform pays off
22 September 2019
An enhanced regulatory and fiscal framework appears to be attracting IOC and NOC exploration interest
Oando under fire from Nigeria's SEC
24 July 2019
The future of one of Nigeria's flagship energy companies hangs in the balance
Tanzania's LNG dreams may be scuppered by mistrust
18 July 2019
IOCs have reengaged in Rovuma Basin discussions—but the East African country will find it hard to get LNG back on track
Aker's Ghana project secures funding boost
17 July 2019
Aker Energy’s planned Deepwater Tano/Cape Three Points development is benefitting from a regional initiative
Malabo's dash for gas in Equatorial Guinea
10 July 2019
Equatorial Guinea has secured fresh supply for its LNG plant, but can it build on that success?
Nigeria struggles to realise gas potential
9 July 2019
Africa's biggest economy is set to expand gas exports but domestic distribution remains a trickier proposition
Project Oil Kenya delayed despite fresh agreement
5 July 2019
The FID timetable has slipped due to environmental and social impact consultation hold ups
Senegal probes corruption allegations
5 July 2019
The government has moved fast to investigate block sale
Somalia's revenue law adds impetus to exploration drive
1 July 2019
Efforts to attract investment to a 15-block offshore licensing round are gathering momentum
Oil price recovery eases Chad's gloom
25 June 2019
Oil sector investment outlook remains uncertain for the landlocked central African country
Wave of delta kidnappings rings alarm bells
24 June 2019
After a relative calm period, unrest in the Niger delta could be on the rise
Anadarko signs off with Mozambique LNG FID
20 June 2019
Mozambique’s long-awaited giant LNG project is now set for completion
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