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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…

Kosmos Energy, Shell Form Alliance

Nov 05, 2018

Oil and gas exploration and production company Kosmos Energy said that it has entered into a strategic alliance with Shell Exploration Company B.V. to jointly explore in Southern West Africa.Initially, the alliance will focus on Namibia, where…

Sonatrach Awards LPG Train Contract to Tecnimont

Nov 05, 2018

Algeria's Sonatrach on Monday signed a contract worth $248.5 million with Italy's Maire Tecnimont Spa to build a fourth liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) train at the Hassi Messaoud gas field, Sonatrach's chief executive said.The Italian firm had announced a preliminary deal in September…

Bahr Essalam Phase Two to Finish by End 2018

Nov 05, 2018

Seven remaining wells are expected to be online at Libya's Bahr Essalam offshore gas field by the end of the year, the Libyan National Oil Corporation (NOC) said in a statement on Sunday.The statement came after a meeting between NOC Chairman Mustafa Sanalla and Eni CEO Claudio Descalzi…

NNPC Says Shell, ExxonMobil Also Looking at Crude Swaps

Nov 05, 2018

Nigeria's state oil firm NNPC could sign crude-for-product deals with Shell and ExxonMobil, similar to one signed with BP last week, a senior NNPC official said on Monday.Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) announced last Wednesday…

Petrobras Sells Stake in Africa Unit

Nov 01, 2018

Brazil's Petroleo Brasileiro SA will sell its 50 percent stake in a Nigerian oil and gas exploration venture to a consortium led by top oil trader Vitol for $1.53 billion, the latest step in the state-controlled oil company's debt reduction drive…

NNPC, BP Swap Crude for Products

Nov 01, 2018

Nigeria's state oil firm NNPC said it had signed a crude-for-product swap deal with oil major BP.In its brief statement on Twitter late on Wednesday, NNPC said more details would be provided later. BP and NNPC did not immediately respond to requests for comment on Thursday…

Ghana FSU/FSRU Finally Under Construction

Oct 31, 2018

Ghana's liquefied natural gas (LNG) import project is finally under construction, years after its original inception, with two vessels contracted to store and regasify the fuel by the second quarter of 2020, a project partner said on Wednesday…

UK's Tullow to Ramp Up Ghana Oil Production

Oct 23, 2018

UK-based Tullow Oil aims to ramp up its oil production in Ghana to 180,000 barrels per day by the end of the year, following successful drilling of additional wells, its Ghana head Kweku Awotwi said on Tuesday.Tullow is confident of sustaining peak production from its two oilfields in Ghana…

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