Senate steps in to help local groups stand up to Total and BP

Under the sway of its all-powerful president, Bukola Saraki, the Senate is putting pressure on BP and Total to defend the interests of their local partners. Africa Energy Intelligence examines the workings of a targeted parliamentary lobbying campaign. BP [...]


At what cost could Anglo African Oil & Gas extend Tilapia?

In a buoyant press release posted early March, Anglo African Oil & Gas, partly controlled by French businessman Gerard Bourgoin, [...]

Legal imbroglio between African Petroleum, Dakar and Total

The Rufisque Offshore Profond permit granted to Total in May 2017 has become the subject of a headed dispute that could spiral out of hand. [...]

D. Mangal and H. Tukur received by Ouattara for oil blocks

The Nigerian billionaire very quietly travelled to the Ivory Coast to get his bearings in oil exploration. [...]

Kosmos Energy quietly tests the waters around Oualata/Tiof

Although it holds no contracts with Nouakchott, the junior has been making inquiries to test the commercial viability of the deposit over the past few months. [...]

Lazard trying to twist Glencore and Trafigura's arm

Lazard, the bank mandated by the Congolese government to help the country renegotiate its debt with oil traders, has a thorny task ahead of itself. [...]

Fluor-Ponticelli lobbying to win Total tender

Before they submit their bid in late April for Total's call for tenders for the construction of a central processing [...]

Lourenco calls on Church to secure ENI's operations

Now operator of onshore block Cabinda north, ENI has found itself a key player in the Cabinda province. The region [...]

Erin Energy outplayed by offshore subcontractors

Drilling firms Transocean Offshore Gulf of Guinea VII and Indigo Drilling have won their battle against American junior Erin Energy [...]

Abuja not letting up on Addax's unpaid taxes

The Nigerian State has now taken its battle for unpaid taxes and royalties from Sinopec's subsidiary to court. [...]

Octant recycles former Afren and Ophir execs

Octant Energy has bolstered its local network with key players in East African oil as it prepares to start up [...]

Arthur Eze's appetite for Oranto's blocks

After recently picking up new permits in South Sudan (B3) [...]

Polish magnate Jan Kulczyk's son resigns from Serinus

Canadian junior, Serinus Energy, which has operations in Tunisia, is [...]

Patrice Talon makes Octogone's exemption wishes come true

The Benin council of ministers' session of February 28 granted [...]

Oil trade seduces Ossman Hassam's heirs

The country's major merchant families are becoming keen to sink [...]

Consultant Richard Midena wants to be oil firms' best buddy

Richard Midena, a hydrocarbons expert based in Marrakech, is gearing [...]

Havoc Partners homes in on local oil

In early March, British geophysicist Jonathan Taylor registered a new [...]


Marvin Welsh lobbies local elite for Petroceltic

Over the past few weeks, Canadian businessman Marvin Welsh, head of junior Petroceltic in Algeria, has been meeting with high-level [...]

EG-24: who is Ophir Energy negotiating with?

British firm Ophir Energy is on the verge of finalising [...]


Former minister of energy has lost trench war against president's SG

Intense rivalry among the highest echelons of State over control of the energy sector have ended with the departure of Basile Atangana Kouna. [...]

Under pressure, Veolia raises the spectre of ICSID

After tensions between Libreville and Veolia reached a head on February 16 when armed forces seized control of its local [...]

Electricity: Luanda makes Kabila bend to its schedule

Even as the growing numbers of migrants fleeing the Kasai provinces in Congo-K to Angola fuels tensions between Luanda and [...]

John Ashley and ESB counting on Indra to turn around LEC

Finding himself head of the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC) after [...]

Azura and Accugas in Gencos' line of fire

Faced with the Nigerian State's inability to pay its debts, [...]

Corridors of power

Lawyer picked to start long-awaited revision of hydrocarbons code

Gabon's minister of hydrocarbons, Pascal Houangni Ambouroue, will be hosting [...]

Vice president Teodorino Nguema Obiang, the bee in IMF's bonnet

Much the same as the Congo-B (see here), Equatorial Guinea [...]

CNPC places its pawns in Somaliland

According to our sources, a delegation from Chinese major CNPC [...]

Business circles

CLNG plays on Hyperdynamics' misfortune

Having originally offered $6 million to buy the Texan junior's Guinean assets, CLNG will only need to fork out a mere $500,000. [...]

Consultant William Divine seeks fees from Glencore

Feeling that he had played a role in helping Griffiths Energy gain a foothold in Chadian E&P, William Divine is asking for his dues from the trader that bought the assets: Glencore. [...]

Seplat, smooth sailing until 2022

In mid-March, Nigerian junior Seplat managed to convince its creditors, [...]


New auditor for Sacoil/Efora

To fill the gap left by auditing giant EY, which [...]


AfDB wants national oil firms to secure maximum profit

Tunisian financier Maali Harrathi, a senior manager with the African [...]

Ex-Sonatrach, Nabil Saadallah on all fronts

After serving Sonatrach's exploration department for 13 years, geologist Nabil [...]

Yas Banifatemi, Banjul's trump card against African Petroleum

Appointed in September 2017 to the arbitral court of the [...]

Power brokers

Buhari picks Dokubo and Sylva to appease Delta ahead of 2019 elections

Just shy of a year before the presidential elections, President Muhammadu Buhari is already thinking of running again and has [...]


Total's former deal maker, Serge Matesco, resurfaces in Washington

Serge Matesco, who had been one of Total's most trusted negotiators for its activities in Africa and had retired in [...]

Trident: Jacoulot rolls out commando unit to control ENI's assets

On March 7, Jean-Michel Jacoulot, the former CEO of oil giant Perenco, incorporated a new firm in London to follow [...]

Geneva municipality picks Addax's top auditor S. Blanchot as new CFO

Rebounding quickly after Addax Petroleum's Genevan offices were relocated to its parent company Sinopec's Beijing headquarters in late December, some [...]

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