Nigeria: start of exports from the new Nembe Creek Oil Export Terminal


Nigeria has introduced a new crude oil grade to the international oil markets with the exports of two cargoes of Nembe Crude Oil from the new Nembe Crude Oil Export Terminal (NCOET), NNPC Ltd said. The two initial cargoes of 950,000 barrels each have been exported to France and the Netherlands. Nembe crude is produced […]

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Nigeria: new FSO ELI Akaso has started storage operations offshore Bonny


Century Energy Services Ltd (CESL), part of Nigeria’s Century Group, has announced the completion of spread mooring installation at the floating, storage and offloading (FSO) unit ELI Akaso offshore Bonny in Nigeria. The double hull terminal has a storage capacity of 2 million barrels and will provide hydrocarbons evacuation, storage, and offtake solutions for producers […]

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Ghana embarks on the expansion of its gas processing infrastructure


The Ghana National Gas Company (GNGC) has signed last week a project agreement for the construction of a second gas processing plant of 150 MMscf/d at Atuabo in Western Ghana. Train 2 will double gas processing capacity at Atuabo, where a first train of 150 MMscf/d was commissioned in 2015. Expansion plans have been on […]

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Niger-Benin Pipeline is 30% complete – Presidency of Niger


The Presidency of Niger has revealed last week that the Niger-Benin Oil Export Pipeline is 30% complete, during an official inspection on October 10th by President Mohamed Bazoum. “Over 600km have already been laid across several sections,” the Presidency said. The $4bn pipeline will be 2,000km long and link Niger’s oilfields in the Agadem Basin […]

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Nigeria: Accugas secures third Gas Sales Agreement of the year


Savannah Energy’s subsidiary Accugas has announced earlier today the signing of a new gas sales agreement (GSA) with Nigerian fertilizer manufacturer Notore Chemical Industries. The agreement covers the supply of up to 10 MMscf/d of gas on an interruptible and reasonable endeavours basis, based on gas availability and nominations, for an initial term of one […]

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Genser Energy raises $435m to expand Ghana’s midstream gas infrastructure


American energy solutions provider Genser Energy has announced the closing of a $425m funding package to support the expansion of its midstream gas business in Ghana. The company is already a provider of captive power solutions to several of Ghana’s gold mines and is currently expanding across West Africa. The 8-year, $425m funding package includes […]

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Eberechukwu Oji: Nigeria needs to make gas available to all its states capital cities


By the end of its Decade of Gas in 2030, Nigeria needs to have brought gas to all its state capital cities if it wants to truly spur industrialization, ND Western CEO Eberechukwu Oji said in Abuja last week. Oji was speaking at the 21st NOG Conference & Exhibition that took place from July 4-7, […]

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We must provide Nigerian operators with a modular approach to gas commercialisation


by Kayode Adeleke, CEO, RusselSmith Nigeria has made significant efforts in reducing the flaring of associated gas over the past few years. However, we are still a long way from eliminating routine flaring in the country, and too much gas remains wasted and burnt into the atmosphere. Whilst commendable initiatives such as the Nigerian Gas […]

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The US is contemplating increasing debt provided to South Africa’s leading gas, LNG, and helium project


The United States’ International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) is evaluating an increase of its loan to Renergen’s Virginia Gas Project in South Africa by up to $500m. The development finance institution (DFI), previously known as Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), had already provided $40m in debt to finance Phase 1 of the project. Its growing […]

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Nigerian companies team up to provide gas to West Africa’s leading industrial hub


The Lagos Free Zone (LFZ) has officially signed earlier today a Gas Infrastructure Development Agreement with Optimera Energy FZE to develop its own gas distribution network. The new project gathers some of Nigeria’s leading gas players around a new venture committed to promoting gas-based industrialisation. West Africa’s leading industrial hub needs gas Located on the […]

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Worley awarded FEED Phase II contract for Nigeria-Morocco Gas Pipeline


Worley has announced that it has been awarded a contract to provide main front-end engineering design (FEED Phase II) services for the 7,000km Nigeria-Morocco Gas Pipeline (NMGP) project. The feasibility study and FEED Phase I were previously completed by Penspen. The project is led by Morocco and Nigeria’s national oil companies, the Office National des […]

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TotalEnergies takes FID on $10bn of oil projects in Uganda, 16 years after first discovery


TotalEnergies, CNOOC and the Uganda National Oil Co. have taken a final investment decision (FID) today on the development of onshore oilfields around the Lake Albert in Uganda, and a massive export pipeline to Tanzania. The first discovery was made in January 2006 by Hardman Resources at the Mputa-1 well. Since then, over 1.4bn barrels […]

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Savannah Energy signs agreements to acquire ExxonMobil and PETRONAS’ assets in Chad and Cameroon


After months of negotiations and site visits, Savannah Energy has announced the execution of share purchase agreements (SPAs) worth $626m with ExxonMobil and PETRONAS to acquire their oil & gas assets in Cameroon and Chad. The deals will see the British independent gaining a combined 75% controlling interest in the Doba Oil Project and 70% […]

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Gabon exposes clear vision on what to do with its natural gas


Gabon is thought to hold anywhere between 3 to 5 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) of gas, although the country remains a small gas producer. To date, most of its gas has remained on the ground or flared – with only small quantities monetised domestically for power generation in Libreville and Port Gentil. But as Gabon […]

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Africa Oil sets new plateau target for $3.4bn Project Oil Kenya – seeks partner prior to FID


Canadian junior African Oil Corp. has announced today a new production plateau of 120,000 barrels of oil per day (bopd) from Blocks 10BB and 13T onshore Kenya, up from the previous estimate of 100,000 bopd. Both licenses are located within the South Lokichar basin and are known as Project Oil Kenya, which Africa Oil Corp. […]

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What does the EACOP Bill mean for Africa’s most controversial pipeline project?


Since TotalEnergies announced its acquisition of TullowOil’s shares in the Tilenga oil project and the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP), Uganda has crystalized a lot of the global tensions around the debate of development vs. environment. By developing the 1.7 billion barrels of contingent oil resources discovered around the Lake Albert, TotalEnergies is expected […]

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President Buhari has signed Nigeria’s Petroleum Industry Bill into law


It took almost two decades, two historic crashes in commodity prices and two recessions for Nigeria to finally adopt its new Petroleum Industry Bill. Following its passing at both chambers of Parliament in July, the bill was officially signed into law by President Buhari today. The bill is expected to provide much-needed regulatory certainty for […]

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Maersk wins Mooring System contract on Kome-Kribi 1 FSO in Cameroon


Maersk Supply Service has just been awarded a contract by the Cameroon Oil Transportation Company (COTCO) for Phase 2 of the mooring system maintenance project on the Kome-Kribi 1 FSO (Kome-Kribi 1 Marine Terminal) offshore Douala. The marine terminal forms the last part of the 1,070km Chad-Cameroon Oil Export Pipeline that evacuates Chad’s oil to […]

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