Author: Ian Lewis
Exxon’s Rovuma LNG project down but not out
15 April 2020
Partners in Mozambique project could seek further cost cuts as global revenue slump looks set to endure
US majors dismiss carbon ‘beauty competition’
30 March 2020
Firms regard the ambitious climate change targets and renewables investments of their European rivals as largely cosmetic
Nigeria puts money into gas drive
19 March 2020
A state guarantee for the bulk of the financing needed for a big pipeline project suggests Nigeria is serious about boosting domestic gas supplies
Tullow hopeful of Kenya FID this year
21 February 2020
The operator remains positive, but the future of Kenya’s first oil development remains very uncertain
Tanzania’s LNG hopes on a knife-edge
11 February 2020
Delays to talks over Tanzania’s planned LNG export facility are putting the project’s future in jeopardy
Uganda battles to revive oil project
21 November 2019
The energy ministry’s aim to achieve FID in early 2020 looks ambitious
UK prime minister promises $1bn CCS injection
19 November 2019
Does electoral pledge indicate that carbon capture and storage (CCS) is finally being taken seriously?
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
UK shale suffers potentially fatal blow
5 November 2019
Explorers say they will work with the government to try to revive the nascent shale gas industry, but a new fracking moratorium makes it look like an uphill struggle
Orca find boosts Mauritania LNG prospects
31 October 2019
Kosmos makes the year’s largest deepwater gas discovery
Big investors put pressure on big oil
15 October 2019
Oil firms may still able to raise billions of dollars for big upstream projects, but institutional investors are starting to demand emissions reduction measures
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
QP farm-in throws spotlight on Namibian potential
29 August 2019
The Qatari NOC is betting on the promise of Total’s Orange Basin play
Tullow cuts production forecast and delays FIDs
24 July 2019
The Africa-focused oil firm is struggling with technical problems and protracted negotiations with host governments
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?
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
Anadarko signs off with Mozambique LNG FID
20 June 2019
Mozambique’s long-awaited giant LNG project is now set for completion
EV revolution could stall due to mineral shortages
12 June 2019
More planning is required to ensure adequate supply, researchers say
Etinde gas export project hangs in doubt
11 June 2019
New reserve assessments and government talks will shape the Cameroon project's future
Tullow flags up African glitches
28 May 2019
One of the African oil sector's bellwethers lowers its production forecast
Sierra Leone opens up most of offshore to explorers
28 May 2019
A new government has brought a new approach to licensing