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Uganda Expects Delayed First Oil Production

Feb 13, 2019

Uganda expects to begin producing oil in 2022, its energy minister Irene Muloni said on Wednesday, indicating a slight delay from the east African country's revised target of 2021.Uganda discovered crude reserves more than 10 years ago but production…

Shell, Eni, Exxon Win Concessions in Egypt

Feb 12, 2019

Royal Dutch Shell, Eni, BP and Exxon Mobil were among winners of Egypt's international tender for oil and gas exploration on Tuesday, with 12 concessions awarded in total.It marks Exxon Mobil's entry into gas exploration in Egypt, while Shell…

Giza and Fayoum Gas Fields Come Onstream

Feb 11, 2019

BP on Monday announced first gas production from the second stage of its West Nile Delta development offshore Egypt, marking the second start-up in a string of new upstream projects expected to be brought on line by the supermajor in 2019.The project…

Equatorial Guinea to Offer Ophir's Old Blocks

Feb 05, 2019

Equatorial Guinea will offer offshore Block R with the related Fortuna gas development project in the April licensing round, after the concession was reclaimed from Ophir Energy Plc, the oil minister said on Tuesday.Gabriel Obiang Lima told…

Eni Continues High-speed Gulf Drive

Feb 01, 2019

In less than 12 months Eni CEO Claudio Descalzi has turned the Middle East from a sideshow to a strategic hub for the Italian energy major. And the shift is not over.Since last March the 63-year-old has clinched nine deals in the United Arab Emirates…

Anadarko, CNOOC Ink Mozambique LNG Deal

Feb 01, 2019

Anadarko Petroleum Corp said on Friday a long-term agreement had been signed with the trading division of China's state-owned offshore oil and gas producer CNOOC Ltd to supply liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Mozambique.The deal will bring it…

Total Plans Biggest Exploration Drive in Years

Jan 29, 2019

Total is launching its biggest exploration campaign for years in 2019 as part of a turnaround plan that is ditching the company's focus on risky long-shots in favor of areas known to contain commercial levels of oil or gas.The French major aims to drill 23 wells this year…

Total Green-lights Ikike Oil Project in Nigeria

Jan 21, 2019

French oil group Total will approve plans to proceed with the Ikike project in Nigeria in the coming months, and also aims to expand its liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in the country, CEO Patrick Pouyanne said on Monday.Total is one of the strongest players in the African oil sector…

Ophir Loses Block R Licence, Equatorial Guinea

Jan 06, 2019

London-based oil and gas exploration and production company Ophir Energy said that it has received notification from the Equatorial Guinea Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons that the Block R Licence, which contains the Fortuna gas discovery…

Total Starts Production at Egina Oilfield

Jan 02, 2019

Total SA said on Wednesday it had started production from the Egina oilfield off Nigeria's coast, part of a shift by the French energy firm towards deepwater oil and gas projects to its drive cashflow.Output from Egina, which is located in waters about 1…

Rovuma LNG Moves Toward FID in 2019

Dec 28, 2018

Partners in the Rovuma liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Mozambique say they are moving “rapidly” toward a final investment decision (FID) for the first phase of the project in 2019 after securing LNG offtake commitments from buyers.The project will produce…

Ghana Exploration Licensing Round Attracts Global Majors

Dec 24, 2018

Sixteen oil and gas firms have submitted applications for one or more of five Ghanaian offshore blocks in the West African country's first exploration licensing round, its energy ministry said.The interest is a major vote of confidence in Ghana…

Panoro Completes OMV Tunisia Acquisition

Dec 21, 2018

London-based international independent oil and gas company Panoro Energy ASA announced Friday it has completed its $65 million acquisition of OMV Tunisia Upstream GmbH from Vienna-based integrated oil and gas company OMV.Panoro Tunisia Production AS (PTP…

BP Green-lights Greater Tortue Ahmeyim Project

Dec 21, 2018

BP and its partners announced on Friday that the green light has been given for the first phase of the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim project off the coast of Mauritania and Senegal.The cross-border development, a first for the two West African nations and Africa's deepest offshore project at 2…

BP Nears FID at Platina Field Offshore Angola

Dec 17, 2018

Angola’s Sonangol and British supermajor BP on Monday signed an agreement to progress to final investment decision (FID) for the development of the Platina field in the BP-operated deepwater Block 18, offshore Angola.Platina would be BP’s first…

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