Mozambique’s Coral Sul FLNG project has delivered its first cargo
Mozambique becomes Africa's newest LNG exporter
Eni has announced the departure of the first LNG cargo from its Coral Sul floating LNG facility offshore Mozambique on November 13th.Read More
“At the helm of a new golden block”: TotalEnergies to spend $300m on Namibian exploration
TotalEnergies has decided to mobilise almost 50% of its global exploration budget to Namibia this year as it hopes to confirm a multi-billion barrels discovery on block 2913b within the Orange Basin.
South Africa: PetroSA seeks partner to reinstate full production at Mossel Bay GTL Refinery
South Africa’s PetroSA has issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) to secure a partner for the development, refurbishment, modification, upgrade, funding and/or operation of its gas-to-liquids (GTL) refinery at Mossel Bay.
Azule Energy continues to make progress on new Agogo hub in Angola
Azule Energy has signed an Agreement for Preliminary Activities (APA) with Yinson Azalea Production Pte Ltd to commence all preliminary activities for the provision, operation and maintenance of a FPSO asset for the Agogo Integrated West Hub Development Project offshore Angola.
Invictus Energy confirms working hydrocarbons system onshore Zimbabwe
Invictus Energy has reported fluorescence end elevated gas shows of up to 65 times above background levels in the Upper Angwa primary target of its Mukuyu-1 well onshore Zimbabwe.
All gas: Eni takes FID on Quiluma and Maboqueiro gas project in Angola
Italian major Eni has announced the successful completions of negotiations to start up the New Gas Consortium (NGC) in Angola.
Mozambique to collaborate with IFC on new $4.5 bn, 1.5 GW hydropower project
The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has signed a collaboration agreement with Mozambique on the implementation of the 1.5 GW Mphanda Nkuwa Hydropower Project.
Sasol launches $5m CNG fund with Mozambique’s National Investment Bank (BNI)
The fund will be financed by Sasol and managed by BNI and open to any individuals or SMEs seeking to convert to gas across Mozambique.
Eni achieves first oil from Ndungu on Block 15/06
The project is the third startup on Block 15/06 in only seven months. It has an expected production rate of 20,000 barrels of oil per day (bopd) and will help sustain the plateau of the N’Goma FPSO.
Official: TotalEnergies discovers light oil at Venus-1 offshore Namibia
Impact Oil & Gas has announced that the Venus find in the Orange Basin contains light oil and associated gas and constitutes a world-class discovery that exceeded pre-drill expectations.
Official: Shell discovers working petroleum system offshore Namibia
Extensive laboratory analyses to be conducted to understand reservoir quality and potential flow rates achievable, according to state-owned company NAMCOR.
South Africa’s Tharisa Mine to run on solar with new 40 MWp facility
TotalEren and Chariot have announced today the signing of a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with South African platfinum group metals and chrome producer Tharisa Plc.
Namibia: O&L and CMB.TECH target first hydrogen by 2023
Cleanergy Namibia, the joint-venture set up by both companies, aims to produce green hydrogen from solar power and for distribution to heavy-duty applications like trucks, locomotives, mining equipment and ships.
Fourth well 2022 in Orange Basin was a failure. What’s Next?
Eco (Atlantic) Oil & Gas has announced that its shallow water Gazania-1 well within Block 2B offshore South Africa did not encounter commercial hydrocarbons. The well was the fourth one to be drilled this year in the Orange Basin following Graff-1 (Shell), Venus-1 (TotalEnergies) and La Rona-1 (Shell). Gazania-1 is the only disappointing one so far.
Angola: ExxonMobil makes new discovery on Block 15
Angola’s National Oil, Gas and Biofuels Agency (ANPG) has announced a new discovery at the Bavuca Sul-1 well on Block 15. The block is operated by ExxonMobil (36%) in partnership with Azule Energy (42%), Equinor (12%) and Sonangol E&P (10%).
Meet Azule Energy, Angola’s newest and biggest upstream player
Azule Energy, a bp and Eni Company, combines both majors’ businesses in Angola with over 200,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boepd) of net production and 2 billion barrels equivalent of net resources.
HYPHEN wins Namibia’s $9.4bn green hydrogen project
The Government of Namibia has issued a notice of award to HYPHEN Hydrogen Energy, the joint-venture of Nicholas Holdings Limited and ENERTRAG South Africa, for the development of a $9.4bn hydrogen project.
Eco Atlantic to consolidate Southern African portfolio with acquisition of Azinam
The company is acquiring Azinam's entire portfolio of offshore oil & gas assets in Namibia and South Africa.
AfDB signs off on 205 MW Sahofika hydroelectric scheme
The facility will be Madagascar's biggest hydroelectric station upon completion and will generate hundreds of millions of dollars of savings on fuel costs by displacing expensive thermal power generation.
Hive Hydrogen and Linde announce $4.6bn Green Ammonia Plant in South Africa
The $4.6bn project will be developed two phases and targets a total capacity of 780,000 ton/year.
Tlou Energy to start producing green hydrogen in Botswana from 2022
While Tlou Energy continues to progress on its gas-to-power project north of Botswana’s capital Gaborone, it is now expecting to produce hydrogen and solid carbon products even before electricity.
In South Africa, Renergen to become pillar of new helium spot market
The company has executed a 19-year helium forward sale agreement for 100,000 units. The deal could help bring transparency of pricing for helium, a commodity not presently traded in the spot market.
South Africa issues Request for Information on new Coega LNG import hub
Three state-owned companies seek to develop a midstream LNG hub in the Eastern Cape Province. LNG availability will support existing and future power plants, industrialisation and the country's energy transition.
BW Energy moves to develop giant Namibian gas field first discovered in 1974
BW Energy has just acquired Aquadrill's semisubmersible drilling rig “Leo” for the development of the Kudu gas field offshore Namibia.
Mainstream RP big winner in South Africa’s 2.5 GW renewable energy bid round
South Africa’s Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE), Mr. Gwede Mantashe, has announced the preferred bidders for the REIPPPP Bid Window 5.
GL Africa Energy signs agreement for a new 250 gas-to-power plant
This will be the company’s biggest investment to date, developed under a 30-year public-private partnership (PPP) with state-utility Electricidade de Moçambique (EDM).
AIIM closes $370m financing for IDEAS Managed Fund – plans to keep investing in renewable energy
African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM) has announced it has successfully completed a capital increase of ZAR 5.5 bn for its IDEAS Managed Fund (IDEAS) dedicated to infrastructure financing in the SADC region.
Total Eren signs Shareholders Agreement for 35 MW solar PV project in Angola
Quilemba Solar is one of many utility-scale solar projects currently being developed in Angola, in line with the country's vision to commission up to 500 MW of renewable energy capacity between 2022 and 2025.