Who is Total up against over Marine XX?
The last council of ministers awarded a string of new blocks with one glaring omission - the permit hotly disputed by the French major and another key investor. [...]
Trading house Aiteo, which had prospered under Goodluck Jonathan's tenure, has recently had to start making hefty repayments to creditors that had helped the firm buy the giant OML 29. Aiteo founder and CEO, Nigerian businessman Benedict Peters, is using [. [...]
As both BP and ExxonMobil take a major bet on the continent, and Total and ENI ramp up their African investments, Shell is nearly the only Western major to be dragging behind. Africa Energy Intelligence examines the Anglo-Dutch major's botched [. [...]
In contrast to previous conferences in Paris and Marrakesh, Denis Sassou-Nguesso considerably reduced the size of the delegation accompanying him to Bonn in Germany for the COP 23 from 6 to 17 November. Deep in the financial doldrums, the Congolese [. [...]
The stakes of Total and ENI on the mature fields of Tchibouela, Tchendo and Tchibeli-Litanzi were snapped up by an unexpected trio that will operate them alongside local firms. Behind it all lay protracted negotiations in Brazzaville. [...]