Author: Ian Lewis
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
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
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
Fracking tsar quits after government inaction
3 May 2019
The UK shale gas industry has long struggled to gain traction and sees no green light in sight
Tap on track
25 April 2019
The Caspian gas pipeline to feed into Europe has secured its project financing
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
European gas: an industry in denial?
12 March 2019
The natural gas sector needs to be prepared for declining demand after the mid-2020s—and there are doubts that it is
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