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Orrick advises Maurel & Prom on renewal of Gabon licenses and renegotiation of PSA

 Orrick Rambaud Martel has advised Établissements Maurel & Prom, one of France’s largest oil companies, on the renewal of its seven exclusive exploitation and development licenses in Gabon covering 6,100 km and on the renegotiation of the related production sharing contract with the Government. The Gabonese State and Maurel & Prom S.A., the Gabonese subsidiary of the French oil & gas exploration company listed on the Paris Stock Exchange, have concluded.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 10th September 2014

Ghana Gas ready as final test proves successful

 The Ghana National Gas Company (Ghana Gas) has expressed satisfaction with work on the Atuabo Gas Plant as a test run on the plant proved successful. A series of tests was carried out over the weekend on the 111-kilometre Onshore pipelines from Atuabo in the Ellembelle district to Aboadze in the Shama district. The test formed part of the process to check the integrity of the pipeline and to identify and correct potential leakages along the pipeline before the tie-in of the.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 10th September 2014

Zimbabwe: Power Generation Improves - Murerwa

 Daily power generation in Zimbabwe has improved from an average of 1 200 MW to 1 400 MW following refurbishment of power stations, an official has said.   Zimbabwe is currently facing power shortages as national demand at peak periods is estimated at 2 200 MW.   Demand far outweighs present generation capacity resulting in the shortfall being imported from regional power utilities.   Zesa Holdings board chairperson Dr Hebert Murerwa said power output had.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 10th September 2014

Africa Can Become Important Power Production Source - Official

 Luanda — Africa is one of the regions of the world with major unexplored energetic reserves, which expands its chances to become one of the main energy producers.   This was said Tuesday in Luanda by the CEO of the National Electricity Company (ENE), José Carlos, while addressing the opening of the 18th Congress of the African Electricity Companies.   Jose Carlos said the challenges facing the continent in the energy sector must take into account.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 10th September 2014

Afrox Secures $13.7m Exxaro Contract For Nitrogen Supply

JSE-listed gas and welding firm, African Oxygen (Afrox), on Thursday said it had signed a five-year R147 million ($13.7 million) contract with Exxaro FerroAlloys, a unit of the JSE-listed mining resources firm, Exxaro.   In terms of the deal, Afrox will supply nitrogen to Exxaro FerroAlloys’ factory in West Pretoria, South Africa. Afrox will also be injecting money in promoting its distribution pipeline to meet the demand from the Exxaro plant.   “This.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 9th September 2014

StarTimes Battle For Kenya s PayTv Market With Satellite TV Launch

Chinese-owned company StarTimes Media has stepped up its operation in Kenya, with the launch of a satellite TV service that would see it compete with DSTv and Zuku.   “We believe that we have a very strong product that will appeal to most viewers, said Mark Lisboa Vice President of StarTimes at the launch. This is he said was because the bouquets on its StarTv are priced competitively compared to its competitors.   The pay television Company has been broadcasting.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 9th September 2014

Brazilian Firm To Build 700 Megawatt Plant In Nigeria

Nigeria has reached an agreement with Brazilian firm, Benco Energy limited, for the construction of a 700MW combined cycle power generating plant in Bayelsa state, Southern Nigeria.   The Nigerian Minister of Power, Prof Chinedu Nebo explained, at the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), that the plant was part of an earlier agreement with Brazil which afforded interested Brazilian power firms an opportunity to invest in Nigeria to produce at least 10,000MW of.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 9th September 2014

Tanzania to construct 50, 000 houses in a US$ 48 m real estate project

 A total of USD 48.24 will be used in the first phase construction of houses in Tanzania to provide shelter for public servants. The real estate project will be funded by the government of Tanzania. The construction of the houses will be done in collaboration with a real estate developer, Watumishi Housing Company (WHC). WHC also manages overseas real estate investment as a fund management company through the Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs). The first phase of the real.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 9th September 2014

Increasing capacity and improving efficiency at East African Ports

 Growing volumes of cargo at all African ports has forced port authorities and operators to increase capacity, analyse operations to increase efficiency, and employ measures to allow bigger ships into their ports. The East Africa Region has various projects underway. The new Lamu Port in Kenya costing $5.3 billion (Reuters.com) and the Bagamoyo port in Tanzania costing $11 billion (The East African) are examples of countries preparing for the ever growing port capacity.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 9th September 2014

Aminex increases Tanzanian discovery estimates to 1.9Tcf

 Aminex has announced that following the Company’s newly acquired seismic in Tanzania  shows larger resources estimates than earlier anticipated.   The new interpretation by Aminex over the Ntorya discovery in the Ruvuma PSA shows that Likonde and Ntorya are connected at the Cretaceous level and based on the recent 2014 seismic programme estimates of the resources have increased from 1.2 Tcf to 1.9 Tcf (Pmean GIIP).   Ntorya-1 Discovery was drilled in.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 9th September 2014

DNO gets 2 year extension for Block SL18, Somaliland

 Norwegian oil and gas operator DNO has said it has been granted a two-year extension of the term of its production sharing agreement for Block SL18 in Somaliland.   DNO which has a 50 percent stake as operator in Block SL18 will now see the first exploration period will now end on 8 November 2017.   Already the partners of Block SL18 have completed field survey and environmental assessment studies and now says will initiate a planned seismic acquisition program.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 9th September 2014

SASOL considering expanding into Tanzania, Ghana and Angola

 Sasol is seeking into expanding into more Eastern and Western African countries according to an interview with Reuters on Monday.   The South African company earlier in the year reported it was conducting a study to build a gas-to-liquid (GTL) plant in northern Mozambique with Italian oil and gas group as its first priority in Mozambique in an interview with the CEO David Constable.   Asked on which countries the company would prioritize into operating in Constable.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 9th September 2014



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