Qatar Petroleum, the great paymaster for Total, ExxonMobil and ENI
ExxonMobil and ENI push back their LNG plans, but Total sticks to its schedule
The Covid-19 pandemic and the uprising in Cabo Delgado have prompted most operators to revise their medium-term plans. Their main financial partner, Standard Bank, reckons the delays will last between several months and several years. [...]
Qatar Petroleum looks for returns on its African investments in 2021
The state-owned Qatari oil company will over the next few months partner with Western majors in the drilling of wells in Angola, Namibia, and Mozambique which currently figure among Africa's best prospects for major new oil finds. [...]
Mike Sangster spearheads lobbying of Total, Chevron, ExxonMobil and Shell on new oil bill Free
To pressure the Nigerian authorities into including greater incentives for investors in the new petroleum bill, the oil companies present in the country have put their faith in the lobbying clout of their most influential figure: [...]
Qatar Petroleum locks in on new target in ExxonMobil prospecting zone
State-owned Qatar Petroleum, which has been increasingly buying into African offshore blocks, is looking to further its expansion drive in the Namibe Basin, one of American major Exxonmobil's most promising exploration zones. [...]
Total brings in former military man to head LNG plant 'security unit'
Total is deeply concerned about the problems posed by the increasing number of terrorist actions in the province of Cabo Delgado. The French major has called in a former military officer to take charge of security at its sites there. [...]
Project Star: Chevron's stealth mission to raise the bids for OMLs 86 and 88
Taking a page from ExxonMobil's book (AEI 851), Chevron would like to trim its Nigerian portfolio by divesting from secondary or aging assets. The plan is to sell these to local firms with enough connections for the Department of Petroleum [. [...]
Where are Total's dead zones and what are its golden tickets for Patrick Pouyanné?
There is little chance Total will be tucking into projects of any significance in Congo-B or Gabon in the near future and its Angolan is continuing to fall, pushing the French major to be far more risk-taking in new territories. [...]