Africa Oil Week is known for gathering vast numbers of African and international energy ministers

African Union Commission, AfCFTA and former heads of state from Nigeria and Malawi amongst first government leaders confirmed for Africa Oil Week 2021 Hyve Group Plc, organisers of Africa Oil Week (www.Africa-OilWeek.com) have released the first line-up of Ministers who will be attending the 2021 event due to take place in Dubai 8-11 November. The initial line-up consists of two former African Presidents, Commissioner for the African Union Commission, Secretary General for AfCFTA and Ministers from Ethiopia, Kenya, Sierra Leone, […]

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South Sudan launches First-Ever Oil and Gas Licensing Round

Hosted by the Ministry of Petroleum (MoP) and attended by industry executives and international stakeholders, the event signifies an historic moment in the country’s budding oil and gas sector South Sudan’s Ministry of Petroleum (MoP) officially launched the country’s first-ever oil and gas licensing round in Juba on Wednesday; Hosted by the MoP and attended by industry executives and international stakeholders, the event signifies an historic moment in the country’s budding oil and gas sector; The launch precedes the country’s highly […]

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Oil discovery: New discoveries in Angola’s Prolific Basins fuel interest in ongoing bid round

From deep-water commercial fields to onshore plays, Angola boasts a combined depth of resources and existing infrastructure that provide explorers with unparalleled opportunities in the upstream ENI announced on Tuesday 06 April, that it had made a new discovery in Angola. The Italian Major’s latest oil discovery in its Block 15/06 concession offshore Angola underlines why Angola’s Prolific Basins and conducive regulatory framework continue to prove attractive despite stiff competition from new frontiers like Guyana and Suriname. It is also […]

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Angola’s 65 Years of Oil History has been Good for Angola Despite Some Challenges

In addition to generating vast amounts of revenues, good paying jobs and improving key socioec-onomic indicators, oil and oil-sector reforms in Angola intended to make the sector globally com-petitive have also led to progressive and reform-driven growth in other sectors Angolan lawmakers last week approved the revision of current legislation, allowing for oil and gas pre-exploration studies to be carried out in some areas previously designated as natural reserves. The government however stressed, that this law was by no means […]

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Security and Community: Safeguarding Operations in Mozambique

Through the implementation of standardized security regulations and enhanced community empowerment, Mozambique’s LNG industry can ensure safe and sustainable operations With substantial offshore gas discoveries equating to over 100 trillion cubic feet, Mozambique has seen an influx in foreign investment aimed at driving Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) developments in-country. Despite major energy and infrastructure projects spurring job creation and a rise in local activity, the risk of the “resource curse” – in which resource-rich countries fail to fully benefit from […]

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Angola’s oil and gas industry can thrive alongside its rich Biodiversity

by Verner Ayukegba Angola can balance environmental protections with ongoing hydrocarbon exploration, just as is foreseen by its constitution Last month, reports that Angola was drafting legislation to permit oil, gas and mining activities in 14 national conservation areas, including the Luengue-Luiana National Park, which represents part of the Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area stretching across Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe led to protests by environmentalist groups. Local environmentalists were outraged, likely weary of test drilling that had begun days […]

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