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Société Nationale de Petroles (SONAP) to Connect Investors to Guinean Projects at Invest in African Energy (IAE) Forum

Guinea-Conakry is inviting investment in upstream exploration as well as downstream infrastructure, with opportunities on show at the forum this May

The Managing Director of the National Petroleum Company (SONAP) of Guinea-Conakry, Amadou Doumbouya, will speak at the Invest in African Energy (IAE) forum (www.Invest-Africa-Energy.com) this May. Doumbouya is expected to promote unexplored opportunities in off- and onshore acreage while introducing potential investors to domestic infrastructure projects. A recent push by government…

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Reimagining Resource-Rich Namibia: Namibia International Energy Conference (NIEC) to Explore Orange Basin Prospects

The sixth edition of the Namibia International Energy Conferences takes place April 23-25 in Windhoek

Namibia expects to produce first oil by 2030, with development plans underway for the eight discoveries made in the Orange Basin since 2022. This string of upstream success will not only create new opportunities for job creation, industrialization and long-term economic growth, but has demonstrated the lucrative potential of offshore…

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Namibia Accelerates Development Towards First Oil

In an exclusive interview with Energy Capital & Power, Maggy Shino, Petroleum Commissioner of Namibia’s Ministry of Mines and Energy, discusses the country’s efforts to fast-track development of breakthrough discoveries in the Orange Basin

What does the pathway to first oil look like for Namibia? Are there any updates on the technical and commercial viabilities of the recent discoveries? Namibia has been on a roll since 2022, in that nearly every hole that has been drilled in the subsurface has yielded a positive indication…

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Libya Energy & Economic Summit (LEES) 2024: Global Energy Companies Committed to Sustainable Energy in Libya

BGN, Repsol, TotalEnergies and Eni have stated that they are committed to sustainable energy in Libya, highlighting the various ways they are prioritizing low-carbon solutions during the Libya Energy & Economic Summit

Global energy companies including France’s TotalEnergies, Spain’s Repsol, Italy’s Eni and Switzerland’s BGN Energy stated that they are committed to sustainable energy in Libya, highlighting the various ways they are prioritizing low-carbon solutions during the Libya Energy & Economic Summit (LEES) (https://apo-opa.co/3ShDfc9) – taking place in Tripoli this week and organized by Energy…

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    • Galp Hits Oil at Mopane-1X: Big Win for Exploration, Jobs and More Energy Investments in Namibia
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Galp Hits Oil at Mopane-1X: Big Win for Exploration, Jobs and More Energy Investments in Namibia

Portuguese oil and gas company Galp has announced the discovery of light oil at the Mopane-1X well offshore Namibia, bringing the total number of oil and gas discoveries to six since 2022

Namibia has reached another milestone in its exploration journey, with Portuguese multinational energy corporation Galp announcing the discovery of light oil at the Mopane-1X exploration project - located in Petroleum Exploration License (PEL) 83 in the Orange Basin. Representing Namibia’s sixth commercial oil and gas discovery - following hydrocarbon discoveries…

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African Energy Chamber (AEC) Endorses Libya Energy & Economic Summit 2024

The Libya Energy & Economic Summit 2024 takes place under the theme ‘A New Libya: Built on Energy’, from 13 – 14 January, 2024 at the Rixos Convention Centre in Tripoli

Libya is making significant strides towards unlocking the full potential of its oil and gas industry, working closely with international energy companies and partners to drive new investment across the energy value chain. As the country kickstarts a new era of industry success and prosperity, the African Energy Chamber (AEC)…

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Oranto Petroleum Extends Oil Exploration License in Uganda for Two Years

The Centurion team, led by Zion Adeoye (Partner) and Gari Matarirano (Senior Counsel), provided comprehensive legal and advisory services to Oranto, ensuring a smooth process in the license renewal negotiations with the Ugandan government

Centurion Law Group (https://CenturionLG.com) is pleased to announce that it has successfully advised Oranto Petroleum Limited (“Oranto”) in the renewal of its oil exploration license in Uganda. The Ugandan government has extended Oranto's license for two additional years, covering the Ngassa Deep and Ngassa Shallow exploration areas. This extension, effective…

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End the Mining-Only Mindset: How Africa Can Benefit from its Critical Minerals (By NJ Ayuk)

Africa holds more than half of the world’s reserves of cobalt, 46% of its manganese, and 21% of its graphite, all used in EV batteries, and about a quarter of its bauxite, which is required for solar photovoltaic technologies

By NJ Ayuk, Executive Chairman, African Energy Chamber (www.EnergyChamber.org) To meet their green agendas, the European Union, United States, and China are engaged in the modern-day equivalent of a gold rush. This time, though, fortune seekers aren’t panning for shiny nuggets in Canada, America, or Australia. Instead, all eyes are…

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    • Africa Must Set the Timing for its Energy Transition, Whether the World Likes It or Not (By NJ Ayuk)
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Africa Must Set the Timing for its Energy Transition, Whether the World Likes It or Not (By NJ Ayuk)

Africa still needs time – time that the Western world has already had and, frankly continues to milk – to resolve energy poverty and industrialize

By NJ Ayuk, Executive Chairman, African Energy Chamber (https://EnergyChamber.org/) About a year ago, before COP27 began in Egypt, Fiona Harvey and Matthew Taylor wrote in an opinion piece for The Guardian that it was time for gas exploration in Africa to stop. “Africa must embrace renewable energy, and forgo exploration…

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    • Oil Companies Still Have Vital Role to Play in African Energy (By NJ Ayuk)
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Oil Companies Still Have Vital Role to Play in African Energy (By NJ Ayuk)

These companies are validating the African Energy Chamber’s (AEC’s) long-held assertion that the African continent represents the next frontier for energy exploration and production

By NJ Ayuk, Executive Chairman, African Energy Chamber (www.EnergyChamber.org) Behind every discovery, final investment decision (FID), and first oil announcement in our continent are companies of all sizes, advancing our energy industry and bringing Africans closer to realizing the energy security and prosperity that their petroleum resources represent.  Collectively, these…