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Equatorial Guinea to Offer 13 Blocks in Licensing Round

Equatorial Guinea will offer up to 13 deepwater and ultra deepwater blocks in its upcoming April licensing round, said the Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons in a statement on Tuesday. The statement on Tuesday follows the initial announcement by the Minister earlier this month of the oil, gas, an ...

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Posted 4 months agoLink > Equatorial GuineaMalaboAPPO +3

Angola prepares for 2019 licensing round

During a visit to Tokyo, Angola's Minister of Mineral Resources and Petroleum Diamantino Pedro Azevedo told S&P Global that the country is in the final stages of preparing for its 2019 licensing round, which will be launched and promoted at the Angola Oil & Gas 2019 Conference and Exhibition hoste ...

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Posted 5 months agoLink > AngolaAfrica Oil & PowerAngola Oil & Gas +3

The Future Holds Great Promise

His Excellency Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth, Minister of Petroleum of South Sudan, talks to AOP about the challenges faced by Africa's youngest nation, the state of the energy industry and new investments. South Sudan's development will be based on oil and gas, so our duty is to get the wells producing, ...

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Posted 1 year agoLink > Ezekiel Lol GatkuothSouth SudanJuba +4

Play by Play: Lake Tanganyika and Lake Rukwa

The earliest attempts at evaluating the area's oil and gas potential date back to the late 1950s in Burundi, which holds only a very small part of the lake's surface, when a gravimetric prospecting survey was conducted in the basin of the Ruzizi plain. However, industry players had initially requ ...

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Posted 2 years agoLink > Lake TanganyikaLake RukwaTanzania +1

Beating Africa’s Power Problem: The Surprising Success in Kenya’s Power Sector

As Makhtar Diop, Vice President for the World Bank's Africa region said in the report Linking Up, which specifically calls for private sector investment in Africa's power sector, “If we do not address the underlying reasons preventing Africans from achieving wider access to reliable and affordable ...

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Posted 5 months agoLink > KenyaPower

Beating Africa’s Power Problem: The Issues Holding Africa Back

The issues surrounding Africa's electricity shortages are multifaceted and include decades of neglect in building up country-wide infrastructure, a lack of international investment, poor regulatory frameworks and the difficulty surrounding bankability of power projects. To best understand Kenya's ...

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Posted 5 months agoLink > KenyaPowerRegulation

Play by Play: Lake Turkana and Lake Victoria

The discovery of oil in the Kenyan side of Lake Turkana in 2012 by Tullow Oil dramatically shifted the area's oil and gas profile. The most northern of the great lakes of the East African Rift System (EARS), Lake Turkana is today dominated by one oil and gas company, Tullow Oil. Tullow Oil, in p ...

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Posted 2 years agoLink > Lake TurkanaLake VictoriaTullow Oil +1

Play by Play: Karoo Basin

In any list of top unconventional plays for oil and gas, one and only one play stands out in the whole of sub-Saharan Africa: South Africa's Karoo Basin. Most of the country's reserves are located in the Karoo Basin, which in itself, encompasses three quarters of South Africa's territory and the ...

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Posted 2 years agoLink > KarooSouth Africagas +5

Play by Play: Whitehill Formation

The most promising plays for unconventional oil and gas prospects in the Karoo are the Whitehill, the Prince Albert and the Collingham formations. Whitehill is located between the lower Prince Albert and the more recent Collingham formations and all are located in the Central and South Eastern ar ...

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Posted 2 years agoLink > South AfricagasShale Gas +4

Play by Play: Collingham Formation

The most promising plays for unconventional oil and gas prospects in South Africa's Karoo Basin are the Prince Albert, the Whitehill and the Collingham formations. The youngest of the Karoo's lower Permian shale formations, the Collingham shale is usually paired with its older counterpart, Whiteh ...

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Posted 2 years agoLink > South AfricagasShale Gas +4

Play by Play: Prince Albert Formation

The most promising plays for unconventional oil and gas prospects in South Africa's Karoo Basin are the Prince Albert, the Whitehill and the Collingham formations. A 2013 study by the Energy Information Administration gives very positive indications for the Prince Albert shale's potential, as the ...

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Posted 2 years agoLink > South AfricagasShale Gas +4

Play by Play: The Great Rift Valley

Vast, underexplored, and now known to be full of petroleum resources, the East African Rift System is one of the most exciting areas for onshore oil and gas investment in the world. In all, the Great Rift Valley represents perhaps the most interesting underexplored region for oil and gas in Afric ...

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Posted 2 years agoLink > Rift ValleyKenyaSouth Sudan +6

Play by Play: Albertine Graben

The Ugandan basin had, until very recently, been divided in 17 different exploration zones situated within blocks 1, 2, 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D, 4A, 4B and 5, with blocks 2 and 3A covering almost all of Ugandan's territorial waters of Lake Albert. However, in a recent farm-down deal still subject to appro ...

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Posted 2 years agoLink > Albertine GrabenLake AlbertLake Edward +2

Play by Play: Lake Kivu

Lake Kivu's oil and gas potential is less conventional than other basins in the East Africa Rift System (EARS), and yet, it is the only one where the resources in place are already in production. Estimated at 60 billion cubic meters of methane gas and 300 billion cubic meters of carbon dioxide ac ...

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Posted 2 years agoLink > Lake KivuRwandaDRC +2
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