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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, ...

Aydanur Akkurt - Africa Oil & Power


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 ...

Aydanur Akkurt - Africa Oil & Power


Posted 1 year agoLink > Lake TanganyikaLake RukwaTanzania +1

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 ...

Aydanur Akkurt - Africa Oil & Power


Posted 1 year 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 ...

Aydanur Akkurt - Africa Oil & Power


Posted 1 year 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 ...

Aydanur Akkurt - Africa Oil & Power


Posted 1 year 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 ...

Aydanur Akkurt - Africa Oil & Power


Posted 1 year 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 ...

Aydanur Akkurt - Africa Oil & Power


Posted 1 year 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 ...

Aydanur Akkurt - Africa Oil & Power


Posted 1 year 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 ...

Aydanur Akkurt - Africa Oil & Power


Posted 1 year 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 ...

Aydanur Akkurt - Africa Oil & Power


Posted 1 year agoLink > Lake KivuRwandaDRC +2

The Rules of the Game

In South Africa, we have great policies but the implementation is not monitored because we don't have the people capable of enforcing the legislation and that is where the critical issue has to be addressed. You must also have good people within the government to do the legislation, and of course ...

Aydanur Akkurt - Africa Oil & Power


Posted 1 year agoLink > Dave WrightSouth Africa National Energy Associationnatural gas +2

Intra-African Trade Lacks Cohesiveness

We see a lot of times, huge policy disconnects even within the same economic region, where some of the tax laws are very inefficient in terms of getting products from country A to B, which in effect makes it very expensive, and ultimately detrimental to intra-Africa or even intra-regional trade. ...

Aydanur Akkurt - Africa Oil & Power


Posted 1 year agoLink > Gunvor GroupLPGTrade +3

Big Barrels: African Oil and Gas and the Quest for Prosperity

In his first book, Big Barrels: African Oil and Gas and the Quest for Prosperity, co-written with João Marques, Mr. Ayuk confronts the widely communicated view that African nations with oil and gas resources inevitably suffer from the effects of the ‘resource curse'. Through a detailed analysis o ...

Aydanur Akkurt - Africa Oil & Power


Posted 1 year agoLink > AfricaOilgas +4

Political Certainty and Policy Discipline, a Way Forward for South Africa

South Africa is now gaining more political certainty, which will be good for investors, however, the key things I see happening this year are the revitalization of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act (MPRDA) and the challenges around commerciality as well as substantive and procedu ...

Aydanur Akkurt - Africa Oil & Power


Posted 10 months agoLink > cape townSouth AfricaAfrica +9

Exclusive: Maersk, DONG oil and gas merger talks stall over price - sources

COPENHAGEN/LONDON Talks between shipping group A.P. Moller-Maersk (MAERSKb.CO) and DONG Energy (DENERG.CO) to merge their oil and gas business have stalled after the two Danish firms could not agree on a price, industry and banking sources said on Wednesday.The breakdown in talks aimed at creating ...

Adam Marmaras - OilVoice


Posted 2 years agoLink > Maersk OilDONG Oilmerger
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