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CORRECTION: Total builds on Brulpadda success to herald new era for South Africa

The Brulpadda well results will be integrated with the 3D seismic data ahead of the drilling programme in 2020

One of the most important discoveries of the year took place 175km off the southern coast of South Africa where Total has made a gas condensate discovery on the Brulpadda prospects, located on Block 11B/12B in the Outeniqua Basin. The exploration well encountered 57 metres of net gas condensate play…

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East Africa continues to develop as important gas hub

Two of the regions brightest projects are located on the south east coast of the continent in Tanzania and Mozambique

East Africa and the Indian Ocean have witnessed substantial discoveries of oil and gas in in the last decade, but the full potential of the region has yet to be realised. At this year’s Africa Oil Week (Africa-OilWeek.com) event there was a big focus on the region and its growing…

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Stability is key for supermajor investment in Africa

In order to tap Africa's immense reserves, commercial terms must be in place to draw those investments

Although it may appear that much of the exploration activity in Africa is driven by smaller independents, the supermajors still have a significant role to play. In recognition of the importance of the market these supermajors were all well represented by senior executives at this year’s Africa Oil Week (Africa-OilWeek.com).…

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Total builds on Brulpadda success to herald new era for South Africa

Total has made a gas condensate discovery on the Brulpadda prospects, located on Block 11B/12B in the Outeniqua Basin

One of the most important discoveries of the year took place 175km off the southern coast of South Africa where Total has made a gas condensate discovery on the Brulpadda prospects, located on Block 11B/12B in the Outeniqua Basin. The exploration well encountered 57 metres of net gas condensate play…

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Côte d'Ivoire uses Africa Oil Week to seek interest in five blocks

Since 2011, 47 exploration licences have been granted by Côte d'Ivoire including four blocks in water depths exceeding 3000 metres

Côte d'Ivoire used the showcase of Africa Oil Week  (Africa-OilWeek.com) to launch its latest offering in the oil and gas sector.  The west African nation, also known as the world’s largest producer and exporter of cocoa, released five blocks that they were seeking expressions of interest in.  “Today I have…

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South Africa reveals its blueprint for its energy future

South African cabinet approved the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP 2019) that plotted the path for the nation’s generation technology mix to assuage the current energy crisis

Last month the South African cabinet approved the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP 2019) that plotted the path for the nation’s generation technology mix to assuage the current energy crisis in the country. At Africa Oil Week (Africa-OilWeek.com) last week, its Minister of Minerals Resources and Energy, Honourable Gwede Mantashe, outlined…

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United States Stands Ready to Support Africa on Its Energy Journey

The strategy is for the U.S. government to work with U.S. companies that want to do business in Africa and to work with countries in Africa that want to do business with U.S. companies

Two years ago, U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry attended Africa Oil Week (www.Africa-OilWeek.com) to promote his country’s policies for energy on the continent. This the U.S. Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy, Steven Winberg, attended to highlight the importance the United States places on fostering relationships with the continent. The…

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African Countries Showcase Oil and Gas Investment Opportunities at Africa Oil Week

Senegal’s Oil and Energy Minister Mahamadou Makhtar Cisse used the platform to launch, for the first time in the history of petroleum exploration in his country, a licensing round of three blocks of sediment basin

Several African countries have used the Africa Oil Week (AOW) (https://www.Africa-OilWeek.com) event in Cape Town this week to promote their oil and gas sectors to a global audience of investors, suppliers and other key stakeholders. Senegal’s Oil and Energy Minister Mahamadou Makhtar Cisse used the platform to launch, for the…

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Former President flies the flag for a strong oil and gas future

H.E. Obasanjo points to collaboration as the key to sustainability for the sector

Nigeria is the second biggest oil-rich country in Africa, after Libya, and the commercialisation of resources has been in the hands of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) that was established in 1977 as a merger of the Nigerian National Oil Corporation and the Federal Ministry of Mines and Steel. A…

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Uganda and Equatorial Guinea pave the way for Africa’s oil future

With the Lake Albert oil beginning to flow, Uganda has set its sights on further resources

Africa Oil Week (www.Africa-OilWeek.com) got off to a high profile start with a prestigious Ministerial and VIP Symposium on the 28th floor of First National Bank’s corporate headquarters in Cape Town’s Waterfront district. Over 200 senior executives from IOC and NOCs along with ministerial delegations from leading African nations joined…