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    • Guinea-Bissau and Senegal Promote Hydrocarbon Development of the MSGBC Basin (By Miguel Artacho)
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Guinea-Bissau and Senegal Promote Hydrocarbon Development of the MSGBC Basin (By Miguel Artacho)

The AGC is an entity that reports directly to the Presidents of both countries on all oil and gas industry developments; and also has strong functional linkages with the relevant ministries

By Miguel Artacho, Field Editor Guinea-Bissau has several offshore areas that hold good prospects for a variety of independent exploration and production (E&P) companies, as well as International Oil Companies (IOCs) that are currently operating in several of the MSGBC Basin countries including Sweden´s Svenska Petroleum, Norway´s PetroNor E&P and Australian-based…

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    • Exploration and Investment Opportunities in Mauritania’s Petroleum Industry (By Matthew Goosen)
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Exploration and Investment Opportunities in Mauritania’s Petroleum Industry (By Matthew Goosen)

The Government of Mauritania is now engaged in the early stages of transforming the port city of Nouadhibou into a hub for the region, with plans to rehabilitate the city’s oil storage capacity of 300,000 tons

By Matthew Goosen, Editor Following the discovery (https://bit.ly/3luKJbk) of a large deposit of natural gas offshore Mauritania in the Tortue natural gas field in 2014 by U.S. deepwater exploration and production company Kosmos Energy, interest in the region’s oil and gas prospects has exploded, placing the Saharan country in the early…

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    • Guinea Bissau: Independent E&P Companies, IOC´s Unlock Prospective Offshore MSGBC Acreage (By Miguel Artacho)
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Guinea Bissau: Independent E&P Companies, IOC´s Unlock Prospective Offshore MSGBC Acreage (By Miguel Artacho)

Guinea Bissau has overcome a difficult 2020-2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and has seen an uptick in economic growth this year that is expected to accelerate further over the course of 2022

By Miguel Artacho, Field Editor Oil and gas investors with an interest in Africa have made significant investments in some of the countries of the MSGBC Basin – which comprise Mauritania, Senegal, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau and Guinea-Conakry – such as Senegal and Mauritania, where the world-class Grand Tortue Ahmeyim (GTA) gas project…

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Senegal: Ambitious Oil & Gas Development Program to Boost Economy (By Miguel Artacho)

One of the single most important impacts that Senegal will derive from becoming a new oil and gas producer will be felt most immediately in the power generation sector

By Miguel Artacho, Field Editor Senegal is becoming one of the most exciting oil and gas plays to emerge in recent years in sub-Saharan Africa´s largely underexplored oil and gas sector. The country may be a relatively new player in terms of production coming on stream, but in fact, oil and…

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Angola: Mitigating the Impact of COVID-19 in the Oil and Gas Sector

Covid-19 had a significant impact on operational activities, leading to the suspension of drilling activities and substantial limitations on production activity in general

Energy Capital & Power (www.EnergyCapitalPower.com) International Conference Director, João Gaspar Marques, spoke to H.E Diamantino Pedro Azevedo, Minister of Mineral Resources, Petroleum and Gas of Angola, about the impact of COVID-19 on the country’s oil and gas sector. What have been key developments in the Angolan oil and gas sector…

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    • Committed to Driving Frontier Exploration, African Energy Week in Cape Town Calls for Fast-Tracked Approvals for Field Development Regarding Eni’s Major Ivory Coast Discovery
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Committed to Driving Frontier Exploration, African Energy Week in Cape Town Calls for Fast-Tracked Approvals for Field Development Regarding Eni’s Major Ivory Coast Discovery

African Energy Week (AEW) 2021 will drive a strong narrative on the role of oil and gas, and upstream activities in Africa’s energy future

A sizeable discovery made by Italian oil giant Eni offshore Ivory Coast revealed potential deposits of 2 billion barrels of oil and between 1.8 and 2.4 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, and African Energy Week in Cape Town is committed to ensuring project success With African exploration at the…

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West African coastal nations move to join region’s oil ‘Big Time’

Nowhere are the activities of West African coastal countries more manifest than in the registrations for Africa Oil Week 2021 in November

Hot on the heels of oil majors either exiting or cutting back their activities in West Africa, comes news of other players moving to fill the gap – in the coastal countries of Sierra Leone, The Gambia and Ghana, for instance. In other West African coastal countries – Senegal, Guinea-Bissau,…

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Atlas Oranto Drives Shallow-Water Exploration Offshore Senegal (By Grace Goodrich)

Buttressed by exploration activities in the highly prospective Cayar Shallow and St. Louis Shallow blocks, Atlas Oranto Group will present farm-in opportunities in Senegal’s offshore sector at the upcoming U.S.-Africa Energy Forum 2021

By Grace Goodrich, Field Editor Since discovering commercial hydrocarbon reserves in 2014, Senegal has emerged as a regional exploration hotspot within the MSGBC Basin and continent at-large. Today, the West African nation is home to ongoing drilling campaigns from leading IOCs and some of the largest gas megaprojects on the…

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Zimbabwe’s Energy Sector Potential and Investments to Drive Agenda at African Energy Week in Cape Town

With strong indications of oil and gas prospects in the Muzarabani Basin – along with extensive mineral wealth that could propel Africa’s energy transition – Zimbabwe and its energy investment opportunities will be promoted at the upcoming African Energy Week in Cape Town

Zimbabwe represents an exciting new frontier, with recent exploration activities leading to strong indications of significant oil and gas prospects. The Southern African country – bordering Mozambique to the east, Zambia to the north and South Africa to the south – has no proven hydrocarbon reserves yet, instead deriving its…

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African Petroleum Producers Organization to Drive a Multi-Stakeholder Approach, Integration, Collaboration and Oil’s Future at African Energy Week in Cape Town

Focused on public-private sector collaboration, alleviating boundaries, and showcasing the potential of the African continent at African Energy Week in Cape Town, the African Petroleum Producers Organization is driving Africa’s energy sector revolution

During a working visit to the Republic of Congo, the African Energy Chamber (AEC) (www.EnergyChamber.org) met with H.E. Dr. Omar Farouk Ibrahim, Secretary General of the African Petroleum Producers Organization (APPO), in a move to strengthen ties between the oil and gas private sector and APPO. Both parties believe in…