Penspen, Worley, Gulf Interstate and co. dominate pipeline projects
Just a handful of engineering firms share the market for preliminary studies, construction and maintenance of pipelines in sub-Saharan Africa.
The former Kenyan attorney general, who was until recently chairman of the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights, has added his voice to the cacophony of protests against the oil major's activities in Uganda.
French major Total's Ugandan activities, which have come under attack from several environmental groups, will be examined afresh by a French court at the end of June. Total is about to become the sole major decision-marker on the Tilenga oil project and is behaving as if nothing was amiss.
Security problems in the eastern part of Congo-K are such that some oil companies like France’s Total are seriously thinking of declaring force majeure. To that can be added the controversy over Soco International’s exploration in the Virunga national park,