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Sonatrach Awards Gas Contract to Petrofac

Nov 27, 2018

Algerian state energy firm Sonatrach awarded a contract worth 60 billion dinars ($506 million) on Tuesday to Britain's Petrofac to boost gas output at the Tinhert field by 4.7 million cubic metre per day, Sonatrach's CEO said.The value was about $100 million less than originally announced…

Addax Petroleum Extends Yinson’s Adoon FPSO Deal

Nov 25, 2018

Nigeria-focused oil company Addax has extended the charter for the Yinson-owned FPSO Adoon for another three months, pending discussion for a potential longer-term deal.'Unless otherwise expressly defined in this announcement, terms and expressions…

Nigerian Opposition Candidate Seeks to Boost Oil Investment

Nov 19, 2018

Nigerian opposition candidate Atiku Abubakar will seek to boost investment in the country's oil sector if he becomes president next year, according to a draft copy of his manifesto.He plans to reconsider the introduction of bidding rounds for marginal fields and oil blocks…

MENA Region to Lead Global Oil and Gas for Decades to Come: DNV GL

Nov 15, 2018

The world will need less energy from the 2030s onwards, but it will still require a significant amount of oil and gas in the lead-up to mid-century according to DNV GL’s 2018 Energy Transition Outlook, an independent forecast of the world energy mix in the lead-up to 2050…

Tullow Oil Debt Down to $2.8 Bln

Nov 15, 2018

Tullow Oil forecast its net debt would drop to $2.8 billion by the end of the year and slightly raised its full-year free cash flow to $700 million, helped by trimming its capital expenditure.The company had previously said it might reach free cash flow of about $650 million…

Angola Battles to Revive Oil Exploration

Nov 15, 2018

On Saturday, nearly two decades after securing the initial rights, Total's CEO Patrick Pouyanné was in Luanda to snip the ribbon on a $16 billion oil project. It's not clear when he, or his peers, will be cracking open the bubbly in Angola again…

India's African Oil Imports Hit 3-year High

Nov 14, 2018

India's oil imports from Africa in October rose to their highest level since August 2015, after a fall in Brent's premium to Dubai swaps made African crude more attractive, tanker arrival data from industry sources showed.India's overall imports in October rose 14…

Total Launches $16 Bln Project Offshore Angola

Nov 12, 2018

Africa's second largest crude producer Angola and France's Total officially inaugurated a new deep-sea oil field worth $16 billion in the Atlantic approximately 260 kilometers from the capital Luanda.The Angolan State Minister for Economic and Social Development…

Uganda Expects First Oil Production in 2021

Nov 08, 2018

Uganda expects to start producing oil in 2021, a year later than initially planned, and its refinery should be up and running by 2023, its oil minister said on Thursday.France's Total is an investor in Uganda's oilfields, with China's CNOOC and Britain's Tullow Oil…

GOIL to Partner in Exxon Deepwater Field

Nov 07, 2018

Ghana has approved state-owned company GOIL as minority local partner for Exxon Mobil's deepwater offshore oilfield, Energy Minister Peter Amewu said on Wednesday.The West African nation is receiving 'huge interest' from international and local…

Gabon Launches Offshore Exploration Round

Nov 07, 2018

Gabon plans to scrap a 35 percent corporate tax on energy companies as part of a revised hydrocarbons law and has launched a new offshore oil and gas exploration licensing round for 34 blocks, Oil Minister Pascal Ambouroue said on Wednesday…

Eskom Plans Executive Layoffs

Nov 07, 2018

South Africa's cash-strapped power firm Eskom has approved a plan to cut executives jobs as it struggles to bring down operating costs, the utility said on Wednesday, the first step in the firm's proposed restructuring.'Eskom's operating costs…

Republic of the Congo Launches Oil Exploration Licensing Round

Nov 06, 2018

The Republic of Congo has launched its latest oil exploration bidding round in Cape Town, offering 18 blocks in deep-water offshore and onshore sites in its efforts to boost production, the ministry of hydrocarbons said on Tuesday.Operators already in the country…

Nigeria senate to probe state oil firm over Nigeria LNG funds

Nov 06, 2018

Nigeria's Senate voted on Tuesday to probe the state oil firm's alleged withdrawal of $1.05 billion from gas company Nigeria LNG.The Premium Times newspaper reported on Monday that the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) had used…

Tullow: First Kenyan Crude Shipments in 2019

Nov 06, 2018

Africa-focused Tullow Oil expects the first crude shipments from its Kenyan oilfields in the first half of 2019 and is pricing the product for the market, the company's chief executive said on Tuesday.Paul McDade also told Reuters that Tullow…

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