Africa

Italy's Saipem Wins Two Contracts with Eni, BP Worth $700 Million

Italian energy services group Saipem on Thursday said it was awarded two new contracts by Eni's Eni Congo and BP, worth a total of around $700 million.

Benin's 1,200-Mile Niger Pipeline Project Unaffected by Sanctions Over Coup

Benin said on Thursday that work on a major oil pipeline linking it with neighboring Niger has not been impacted by sanctions imposed on Niamey by leaders of West Africa's regional bloc over last week's military coup, although it could mean a delay.

Italy's Saipem Sees Progress Towards Resuming Mozambique LNG Project

Italian energy services group Saipem on Thursday said efforts to restart a multibillion-dollar LNG project in Mozambique for TotalEnergies were underway but refrained from giving a precise timeline.

Changing Ownership Structure of Africa’s Pipeline Companies

(P&GJ) – Recent buying and selling of upstream oil and gas assets in Africa has opened new growth opportunities for the region’s pipeline market as new players make entry into the management and ownership structure of existing pipeline operating companies.

Egypt Aims to Resume Gas Exports by October, Minister Says

Egypt is targeting a resumption of LNG exports by October at the start of autumn, petroleum minister Tarek El Molla told reporters on July 19.

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Global Construction Update: LNG Markets, Resurgent China Kindle Pipeline Projects

(PGJ) — Global midstream markets continue to face near-term headwinds and economic uncertainties, but Europe’s rapid transition from Russian energy and projected higher demand in Asia continue to drive midstream expansion in those regions and others that supply them.

Shell Inks 12-Year LNG Supply Deal with Morocco

The ministry said that the gas will initially be transported from Spanish ports using a gas pipeline that links the two countries until Morocco builds its own LNG terminals.

Brent Oil Hovers Above $81 After Supply Disruptions

Global benchmark Brent crude hovered above $81 a barrel on Friday, with bullish sentiment over U.S. demand bolstered by supply disruption in Libya and Nigeria.

Africa Explores Vast Clean Hydrogen Potential

The launch of the Africa Green Hydrogen Alliance (AGHA) by Kenya, South Africa, Namibia, Egypt, Morocco, and Mauritania came on the same day that the European Union published its ‘REPowerEU Plan’ to accelerate renewable energy deployment and end its reliance on Russian oil and gas.

Nigeria’s 384-Mile AKK Gas Pipeline Now 70% Complete

(P&GJ) — Nigeria has completed 70% of its 384-mile AKK gas pipeline; Kinder Morgan has launched a binding open season for the expansion of its SFPP pipeline; Sinopec has announced plans to build a 259-mile hydrogen pipeline in Mongolia; Peninsula Pipeline has finished its natural gas expansion project in Florida; and more in the latest issue of P&GJ's Project Update.

Uganda Expects to Start Oil Production from Tilenga Project in 2025

Oil from the Tilenga project will be transported via the $3.5 billion East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) to the port of Tanga in Tanzania for export.

Germany, South Africa Agree to Cooperate on Green Hydrogen Projects

Germany and South Africa on Tuesday agreed to cooperate on green hydrogen projects in the latest bid by Europe to tap into Africa's huge renewable resource potential to meet 2050 net-zero targets.

TotalEnergies Faces Second Lawsuit Over Uganda Oil Projects

The French and Ugandan groups, led by Friends of the Earth France, accuse the energy company of failing to protect people and the environment from its Tilenga oil development and the $3.5 billion East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP).

Making the Cut in Decommissioning Project

(P&GJ) — Decom Engineering’s specialized cutting technology has been successfully deployed on a decommissioning project off the coast of West Africa.

Nigeria Investigates Shell's Trans Niger Pipeline Spill

Nigerian authorities and Shell's local subsidiary were on Monday investigating the cause of a spill on the Trans Niger pipeline that lasted several days.

South Africa Partners With Dutch, Danish Governments On $1 Billion Green Hydrogen Fund

South Africa's energy transition plan envisages setting up an ecosystem and export hub for green hydrogen, which is made using renewable energy and without producing greenhouse gas emissions.

Aphrodite Gas Field Off Cyprus to Be Linked to Egypt, NewMed Says

The offshore Aphrodite natural gas field being developed in Cypriot waters will be connected to an existing processing and production facility in Egypt via a subsea pipeline, one of the partners in the project said on Wednesday.

Tanzania to Review Approval of $42 Billion LNG Project in June

Tanzania's government said on Wednesday it had completed negotiations with the investors of its $42 billion LNG project, with the agreements set to be reviewed for approval next month.

Hyphen and Namibia Agree Next Phase of $10 Billion Green Hydrogen Project

Hyphen Hydrogen Energy has agreed a deal with the government of Namibia for the next phase of a $10 billion green hydrogen project that will export to Europe once complete, the two parties said on Wednesday.

TotalEnergies Prepares for Mozambique LNG Restart

French energy company TotalEnergies will make good on an action plan to address the rights of residents near its Mozambique LNG project over the summer, the oil major said on Tuesday, taking a step closer towards a restart.

Rare Shipment of US Oil Heads to South Africa for Glencore Refinery

A shipment of U.S. oil is headed to South Africa for the first time in two years and destined for a Glencore-owned refinery in Cape Town that has restarted operations after an explosion shuttered it in 2020, according to ship tracking data and a source.

Equinor, Shell and Exxon Agree LNG Project with Tanzania

Equinor, Shell and Exxon Mobil have agreed a deal with the government of Tanzania for the development of a LNG export terminal in the East African country, the two sides said on Friday.

Regulator: Nigeria's April Oil Production Below 1 MMbpd

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Nigeria's oil production fell below 1 million barrels per day (bpd) in April, its lowest level in seven months, data from the petroleum regulator showed on Thursday, after a strike at Exxon Mobil's local units hit the country's output.

Congo in Discussions with Uganda Over Use of 898-Mile Crude Pipeline

Uganda is developing the $3.5 billion 1,445-km (898-mile) East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) that will start from oil fields in its Albertine rift basin on its western border with Congo to Tanzania's Indian Ocean seaport of Tanga.

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TotalEnergies Says Mozambique LNG Restart Complicated by Cost Disagreements

The restart of TotalEnergies' $20 billion Mozambique LNG project is being complicated by disagreements with contractors over extra costs, the company said on Thursday.

Eni Launches $5 Billion Gas Liquefaction Project in Congo Republic

Italian energy group Eni and Congo Republic's government on Tuesday launched a $5 billion gas liquefaction project expected to reach a production capacity of 3 million tonnes per year in 2025.

Nigeria's NNPC Says 384-Mile AKK Gas Pipeline Is 70% Complete

Construction of Nigeria's 614-km (384-mile) natural gas pipeline is 70% complete, the head of state oil firm NNPC said on Monday, missing a target he initially set to finish the project by the end of the first quarter.

Chad Nationalizes Exxon’s 621-Mile Pipeline as Dispute Over Asset Sale Escalates

Chad has recalled its ambassador to neighboring Cameroon in the latest escalation of a dispute over the sale by Exxon Mobil of its oil assets in both countries to Savannah Energy.