Africa
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
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