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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 24 days agoLink > Lake TurkanaLake VictoriaTullow Oil +1

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 month agoLink > Lake TanganyikaLake RukwaTanzania +1

Piping design – Neven Drobnjak

In petrochemical industry, process piping is mostly carbon steel pipes, up to 12″ size. Because of process requirement, piping is exposed to very large temperature range and piping routing required special consideration. Since almost all refinery plants has same type of equipment, we can at leas ...

Neven Drobnjak - Freelance piping designer


Posted 1 month agoLink > piping design

Engineering – Neven Drobnjak

In this blog I will compare results of RISA 3D stress analysis (structural software) and Caesar II stress analysis (piping software). At the first glance, I was expecting that displacements and forces calculated in structural software RISA 3D will match displacements and forces calculated in Caes ...

Neven Drobnjak - Freelance piping designer


Posted 1 month agoLink > pipe stress analysis

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 month agoLink > Lake KivuRwandaDRC +2

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 month agoLink > Albertine GrabenLake AlbertLake Edward +2

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 month agoLink > Rift ValleyKenyaSouth Sudan +6

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 month 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 month agoLink > South AfricagasShale Gas +4

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 month agoLink > South AfricagasShale Gas +4

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 month agoLink > KarooSouth Africagas +5

Supermajors’ Cost Index: How Efficient are they in Developing their Assets? | Petroleum Africa

The ‘lower for longer' oil price environment has forced oil and gas companies to look hard at their cost structures. Despite development costs accounting for more than 50% of total costs, the industry currently acks a widely accepted measure for assessing efficiency in this area.

Muktadir Ur Rahman


Posted 1 month agoLink > Supermajors Cost IndexBPShell +20

11 billion North Sea barrels left at “lower for longer” prices, new research says

A new Aberdeen University study suggests the UK North Sea can deliver nearly 11billion more barrels of oil equivalent (boe) at “lower for longer” prices. In their latest analysis on the prospects for activity in the region to 2050, petroleum economics professor Alex Kemp and research colleague Li ...

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Posted 1 month agoLink > North Sea

Study: Oil, Gas Development Costs Fall, But Could Go Lower

Looking specifically at seven supermajors—BP, Royal Dutch Shell Plc (NYSE: RDS.A), Eni (NYSE: E), Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX), ExxonMobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM), Total (NYSE: TOT) and ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP)—development cost per barrel of oil equivalent (boe) increased by 66% between 2011 and 2015, bu ...

Muktadir Ur Rahman


Posted 2 months agoLink > Supermajors Cost IndexBPShell +20

Recommendations to Maximise Returns on Oil and Gas Investments

Calculate Estimated Expected Cash Flow Cash flow is one of the deciding factors when identifying lucrative oil and gas investments, especially when it comes to developing well sites. When calculating a project's expected cash flow, it is essential to consider relevant data regarding future costs ...

Ryan Wright - FIG Tree Capital Ventures LLC


Posted 2 months agoLink > Oil and Gas Investments
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