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Energy is “the Economic Engine of the African Continent”

The fourth annual Africa Oil & Power (AOP) conference commenced in Cape Town, South Africa today. Industry elites gathered to discuss the future of Africa's energy sector and engage in a dialogue that will see the sector empower greater economic growth. Guillaume Doane, CEO of Africa Oil & Power ...

Aydanur Akkurt - Africa Oil & Power


Posted 10 days agoPress > Equatorial GuineaSenegalSomalia +6

Senegal Center Stage at AOP 2019, President to receive Africa Oil Man of the Year Award

H.E. Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal, will receive the prestigious Africa Oil Man of the Year award presented by Africa Oil & Power, for his efforts in transforming Senegal's energy sector. President Sall will deliver an opening keynote address at AOP 2019 and lead a large delega ...

Aydanur Akkurt - Africa Oil & Power


Posted 17 days agoPress > SenegalAfrica Oil & PowerMakeEnergyWork +3

Home of oil and gas licensing round

Determined to attract investment and increase exploration activities in their oil and gas sectors, South Sudan, Equatorial Guinea and Gabon will continue their bidding round efforts at the flagship Africa Oil & Power (AOP) conference and exhibition on October 9 – 11 at the CTICC 1 in Cape Town, So ...

Aydanur Akkurt - Africa Oil & Power


Posted 26 days agoLink > Licencing RoundGabonSouth Sudan +5

Opinion: The Energy to Make it Work | Petroleum Africa

BY: Guillaume Doane, CEO and Co-Founder of Africa Oil & PowerTHE AOP 2019 Conference in Cape Town in October will bring together African policymakers, energy sector companies leaders and analysts. In 2015, we launched Africa Oil & Power as a platform to support the efforts of African governments ...

Aydanur Akkurt - Africa Oil & Power


Posted 1 month agoLink > South AfricaKenyaGabon +7

South Africa’s Former Energy Minister, Jeff Radebe on tour to mend relations with Nigeria, Senegal & Ghana

A team of Presidential Special Envoys departed South Africa on Monday to visit Nigeria, Niger, Ghana, Senegal, Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Zambia to deliver a message of solidarity from President Cyril Ramaphosa. The Special Envoy consists of South Africa's former Minister o ...

Aydanur Akkurt - Africa Oil & Power


Posted 1 month agoPress > South AfricaNigeriaNiger +9

On Its Own Soil

The country's largest private oil firm, SOMOIL CEO Nelson Pacavira spoke to Africa Energy Series – Angola, about how SOMOIL accounts for a small percentage of Angola's total production through its stakes in Blocks FS and FST. How has SOMOIL adapted its strategy to the current market conditions? ...

Aydanur Akkurt - Africa Oil & Power


Posted 1 month agoPress > Exploration and ProductionSOMOILAngola +3

Tarek El-Molla confirms attendance of 5th GECF Summit of Heads of State and Government in Equatorial Guinea

Egyptian Minister of Petroleum, Tarek El-Molla confirms attendance to 5th GECF Summit of Heads of State and Government in Equatorial Guinea. Equatorial Guinea set to host the 5th GECF Summit of Heads of State and Government for the first time on the African continent. Strengthening and developme ...

Aydanur Akkurt - Africa Oil & Power


Posted 1 month agoPress > EgyptGECFGECFMalabo +4

Angola discloses tender details for oil block concessions

On Tuesday, Angola's National Agency for Oil, Gas, and Biofuels (ANPG) hosted the first of four roadshows in Luanda to highlight the first 10 blocks to be auctioned in 2019. The offshore blocks are located in the Benguela and Namibe basin and will also be presented in Houston, London and Dubai as ...

Aydanur Akkurt - Africa Oil & Power


Posted 1 month agoLink > AngolaLicencing RoundOil +2

Building a prosperous and free Somalia through the Rule of Law

Opinion article by His Excellency Abdirashid Mohamed Ahmed, The Minister of Petroleum & Mineral Resources of The Federal Republic of Somalia As Dwight D. Eisenhower said: “The clearest way to show what the rule of law means to us in everyday life is to recall what has happened when there is no r ...

Aydanur Akkurt - Africa Oil & Power


Posted 1 month agoOpinion > SomaliaLawOil Blocks +5

Time to Make Energy Work for Africa

It is past time that Africa's natural resources benefited Africans; that every African had access to electricity; and that the wealth created by oil and gas would lead to the sustainable development of African economies. The incredible story of Senegal, for example, stands as a roadmap on creatin ...

Aydanur Akkurt - Africa Oil & Power


Posted 1 month agoLink > NigeriaAtlas OrantoPrince Arthur Eze +3

Benin inaugurates 127MW power plant

With a generation capacity of 127 megawatts (MW), the gas engine power plant is set to increase the country's power supply significantly decreasing its dependence on energy imports. “The Maria Gleta power plant increases Benin's capacity for electricity by more than 50 percent – our country now b ...

Aydanur Akkurt - Africa Oil & Power


Posted 1 month agoLink > BeninPower PlantGhana +4

Lesotho Set to Announce New Energy Investment Drive

AOP talks to Khomoatsana Tau, Principal Secretary for the Lesotho Ministry of Energy and Meteorology, about the new energy investment and diplomacy drive to be launched at the Africa Oil and Power Conference in October 2019. The Lesotho Electricity Company is the only distributor in the country, ...

Aydanur Akkurt - Africa Oil & Power


Posted 1 month agoLink > LesothoKhomoatsana TauEnergy +7

Time to Make Energy Work for Africa

It is past time that Africa's natural resources benefited Africans; that every African had access to electricity; and that the wealth created by oil and gas would lead to the sustainable development of African economies. The incredible story of Senegal, for example, stands as a roadmap on creatin ...

Aydanur Akkurt - Africa Oil & Power


Posted 1 month agoLink > Atlas OrantoMakeEnergyWork

Gabon on track to increase oil production, Petroleum minister joins AOP line-up

Gabon-focused hydrocarbon exploration firm, Vaalco Energy will commence its 2019/2020 drilling campaign next month. The firm has returned its Etame Marin license to pre-maintenance shut-down production levels. Leading a large ministerial delegation, Minister of Petroleum, Gas and Hydrocarbons H. ...

Aydanur Akkurt - Africa Oil & Power


Posted 1 month agoPress > GabonSouth AfricaAfrica Oil & Power +10

Angola Announces Public Tender For Soyo Refinery

The Ministry of Mineral Resources and Petroleum of Angola will launch a public tender for the construction of the Soyo refinery. Initially announced in 2015, the construction of the refinery has since been put on hold. The tender reflects Angola's efforts to boost domestic refining capacity. ...

Aydanur Akkurt - Africa Oil & Power


Posted 1 month agoPress > LuandaAngolaCrude oil +2