Mauritania: FID expected in 2025 on bp’s new BirAllah gas hub


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bp and Kosmos Energy have signed a new Exploration & Production Sharing Contract over the BirAllah gas discovery offshore Mauritania on October 11th. A new agreement was required after the exploration period over Block C8 expired last June. The BirAllah gas field was discovered 60km north of the Greater Tortue-Ahmeyim (GTA) gas field that straddles […]

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TotalEnergies applies for Production Right in South Africa


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TotalEnergies has filed the Production Right Application for Block 11B/12B offshore South Africa, where it has made significant gas and condensate discoveries at Brulpadda (2019) and Luiperd (2020). Along with its partners Qatar Energy, CNR International and Main Street 1549 (Africa Energy Corp,), the French major has decided to relinquish the northern portion of the […]

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Senegal is planning to use its natural gas for ammonia and urea production


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Senegal’s Petrosen Trading & Services, a subsidiary of the country’s national oil company, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Turkey’s Çalık Enerji and Japan’s Mitsubishi for the pre-feasibility study of an ammonia and urea manufacturing unit. The agreement was signed in the presence of Senegalese President Macky Sall during the 8th Tokyo International […]

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Rwanda has broken ground on new CNG project from Lake Kivu


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On August 18th, Rwanda’s Prime Minister Dr. Edouard Ngirente officiated the groundbreaking ceremony of GasMeth Energy’s new compressed natural gas (CNG) project on the shores of Lake Kivu. The project will be extracting gas from Lake Kivu before processing it and distributing it across Rwanda as CNG, an alternative to imported diesel and HFO. GasMeth […]

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Nigeria: Accugas secures third Gas Sales Agreement of the year


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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


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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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All gas: Eni takes FID on Quiluma and Maboqueiro gas project in Angola


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Italian major Eni has announced the successful completions of negotiations to start up the New Gas Consortium (NGC) in Angola. The partnership was announced in late 2019 and includes Eni as operator (25.6%) along with Chevron (31%), bp (11.8%), TotalEnergies (11.8%), and Sonangol (19.8%). The consortium is developing Angola’s first non-associated gas project by focusing […]

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


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


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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


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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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Sasol launches $5m CNG fund with Mozambique’s National Investment Bank (BNI)


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To support gas monetization in Mozambique, Sasol has signed today an agreement with the country’s National Investment Bank (BNI) and the Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy to set up a $5m fund for the development and expansion of compressed natural gas (CNG) projects. The fund will be financed by Sasol and managed by BNI […]

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Hawilti launches gas research programme on Nigeria


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Hawilti has marked the launch of its gas research programme on Nigeria with the release of a comprehensive investment report on the country’s natural gas sector earlier this week. The 2022-2023 programme seeks to analyse the growth of Nigeria’s natural gas value-chain in light of current regional and global market dynamics. While the Nigerian government […]

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


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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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Invictus Energy commits to more gas exploration onshore Zimbabwe


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Geo Associates, who is about to drill in Zimbabwe what is believed to be the largest undrilled structure onshore Africa, has just committed to a second well this year. The company is a subsidiary of Australian independent Invictus Energy and holds an 80% interest in SG 4571 over the Cabora Bassa Basin in northern Zimbabwe. […]

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World’s second largest granulated urea plant commissioned in Nigeria


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Yesterday, President Muhammadu Buhari commissioned Africa’s largest granulated urea plant and the second biggest in the world in Ibeju Lekki. The Dangote Fertilizer facility has a capacity of 3 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) and is now making Nigeria self-sufficient in fertilizers, with extra capacity reserved for exports. “We have already started exporting to the […]

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OML 113 transferred to new operating vehicle as partners prepare for gas redevelopment offshore Lagos


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After two years of delay, the Nigerian authorities have finally approved PetroNor’s acquisition of Panoro Energy’s subsidiaries in Nigeria, Pan-Petroleum Services Holding BV and Pan-Petroleum Nigeria Holding. The deal was initially inked in October 2019 and had been awaiting government consent since then. Through this acquisition, PetroNor is acquiring Pan Petroleum Aje Ltd, which holds […]

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Chariot announces significant gas discovery at Anchois-2 offshore Morocco


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AIM-listed Chariot has confirmed the presence of significant gas accumulations in the appraisal and exploration objectives of its Anchois-2 well within its Lixius License offshore Morocco. Preliminary interpretation of the data has identified a calculated net gas pay totaling over 100m (compared with 55m at Anchois-1). At Anchois-2’s appraisal target, a continuation of a reservoir […]

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Chariot starts drilling offshore at Morocco’s flagship gas project


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Chariot has announced today the commencement of drilling operations at its Lixus license offshore Morocco. The campaign will drill and complete the Anchois-2 gas appraisal and exploration well and re-enter the previously drilled Anchois-1 gas discovery well, with a view of fast-tracking the offshore gas development of Anchois. The Stena Don drilling rig is mobilized […]

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Tanzania: ORCA Energy submits $50m capex plan for Songo Songo development next year


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The ORCA Energy Group has planned a $50m capex for the continued development of the Songo Songo gas project in Tanzania next year. Via its subsidiary PanAfrican Energy, ORCA operates the wells and gas processing plant at the Songo Songo island in central Tanzania. The 2022 programme includes $20 million for a 200 km2 3D […]

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Nigeria: 188 MW Aba Integrated Gas-to-Power Project gets $50m boost from Afreximbank


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Last week during the second Intra-African Trade Fair in Durban, the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) signed a $50m term loan facility with Geometric Power Limited for its Aba Integrated Power Project in Nigeria. The facility will notably help finance the initial capital required to acquire rights to the Aba Ring Fenced Area within which electricity […]

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Invictus Energy completes 2D seismic over Cabora Bassa onshore Zimbabwe


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Invictus Energy has completed the acquisition of 839.3km of high-resolution 2D seismic data as part of its Cabora Bassa 2021 (CB21) survey onshore Zimbabwe. This significantly exceeds the company’s minimum work programme of 300km of 2D seismic data over its Special Grant 45 71 (SG 4571) license that runs to June 2024. 402.2km of data […]

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