Oil and gas

July 15, 2020


Shell’s 20 kilometre gas pipeline connects industrial zones in Abia state

Shell Nigeria Gas (SNG) has completed the final phase of its 20km domestic gas pipeline expansion project in Abia State, connecting Agbor Hill, Osisioma and Araria industrial zones.

The project has also enabled the supply of pipeline gas to Ariaria Market Energy Solutions Limited, the Independent Power Project (IPP) consortium that provides electricity to the popular Ariaria market in Abia State. Ariaria International Market is one of the largest"...

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July 8, 2020


IFC funds Addax Energy SA to secure Mauritania’s oil imports

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group announced it is providing $35 million as part of a $200 million credit facility arranged by Societe Generale to enable Addax Energy SA to deliver critical energy imports to Mauritania, supporting jobs and economic activity in key sectors.

The facility will help Mauritania secure vital petroleum product imports for the next six months to keep its economy moving amid supply chain challenges caused by the COVID-19"...

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July 7, 2020


Total to restart drilling offshore S Africa in 4Q 2020

Total and its project partners will resume drilling at block 11B/12B offshore South Africa in September after the Covid-19 pandemic delayed the exploration programme by several months.

The Deepsea Stavanger semi-submersible rig has departed Bergen, Norway, for South Africa to start a multi-well drilling program, said Total's partner, Canadian oil and gas firm Africa Energy Corp.


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July 6, 2020


Atlas Petroleum resumes development of OML109 in Nigeria

Atlas Petroleum International has resumed work over activities and well interventions on OML 109 in Nigeria in order to enhance production from the Ejulebe marginal field. Awarded to Atlas Petroleum International in 1991, the block entered into production through the development of the Ejubele discovery in September 1998.

OML 109 comprises 14 identified and mapped prospects and leads, and an un-risked resource potential in excess of 500 million"...

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July 2, 2020


Schlumberger Reports on Payments to Governments for the Year Ended 31 December 2019

Schlumberger Limited is providing the following disclosure pursuant to L. 225-102-3 of the French Commercial Code (“FCC”) , which requires disclosures of certain payments made by Schlumberger Limited and its consolidated subsidiaries (together, the “Company”) to governments for the year ended December 31, 2019 relating to “extractive industries” as defined by, and required under, the FCC. The following schedules disclose the payments made by the Company in 2019 to governments in Bolivia,"...

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July 1, 2020


Energy: Installation of Rachedi Menadi at head of CREG

ALGIERS -M. Rachedi Menadi was installed, on Monday, as chairman of the Electricity and Gas Regulatory Commission (CREG) replacing Mr. Abdelkader Choual, said a statement from the Ministry of Energy.

The Minister of Energy, Abdelmadjid Attar, who installed the new Chairman of the CREG, in the presence of the Presidents of Agencies, the CEO of Sonelgaz and executives of the Energy sector, affirmed that it was urgent to find the adequate solutions"...

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March 10, 2020


Another solar module factory in Algeria

Algerian telecoms and renewables company Milltech is building a 100 MW annual capacity solar module factory in the industrial zone of Boukerana in Chelghoum El Aid, in the Mila province in the north east of the country.

The company is investing around €6 million in the facility and says it could double output capacity within a year. “Manufacturing activities at the factory should start in April,” chief operating officer Mohamed"...

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March 9, 2020


African Energy Chamber terminates partnership with Africa Oil & Power

The African Energy Chamber announces its termination of its partnership with Africa Oil & Power, which it has had since 2018.

Under this partnership, the Chamber has supported Africa Oil & Power in the organization of several highly-successful international events and investment conferences. The termination of the partnership reflects a new strategy for the Chamber to focus on key issues pertaining to the industry and implement its own investment"...

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March 2, 2020


Algeria looks to export petrol from 2021

Algeria’s refinery upgrading and modernization projects will allow the country to export petrol from 2021, said the general manager of the Algiers refinery, Hassen Boukhalfa, on Monday, according to the Algeria Press Service.

Algeria, which produced nearly 2.7 million tonnes of petrol in 2019, had to import this fuel to meet the needs of the national market, which is around 4 million tonnes, but with the ramp-up of the refineries’ capacities."...

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March 1, 2020


Sonatrach launches new gas compression and reinjection station in Hassi Massaoud

A new gas compression and reinjection station, with a production capacity of 24 million m3 per day has been inaugurated in Hassi Massaoud by Prime Minister, Abdelaziz Djerad.

In this aspect, Sonatrach owns this new station located north of the Zone of the Naili Abdelhalim industrial complex (ZCINA), located 6 kms from Hassi Messaoud.

The new station will allow the increase"...

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