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M&A in Africa: Bleak skies overhead, but the future looks brighter - Part 2
M&A in Africa: Bleak skies overhead, but the future looks brighter - Part 2Article

Part 1 of this article looked at the mergers and acquisitions market in South Africa; this part will explore M&A conditions in other parts of the continent...

27 Jul 2020

NJ Ayuk
Don't dismiss Africa's voice in the energy debateArticle

As African oil and gas countries struggle with Covid-19's devastating impact on demand, two international groups seem to be celebrating it...

NJ Ayuk 24 Jun 2020

AWIEF Awards 2020 calls for nominations
AWIEF Awards 2020 calls for nominationsArticle

2020 marks the fourth edition of the AWIEF Awards which serves as the platform to highlight achievements in women entrepreneurship across Africa...

27 May 2020

Area 4 Rovuma Basin, Mozambique
Natural gas, LNG and the energy transition: The bright, new jewel in Africa's crown?Article

For the past decade Africa has been a vibrant continent for hydrocarbons exploration. Over those years the main story, apart from the traditional North African natural gas heartlands, has been oil. However, parts of sub-Saharan Africa are on the precipice of a new natural gas era which could radically change their economies for the better...

14 Apr 2020

Dr Fatih Birol
What current global challenges are teaching us about energy developmentArticle

The current Covid-19 pandemic, and its global and ubiquitous disruption, is delivering a seemingly constant stream of new challenges to our way of life...

9 Apr 2020

NJ Ayuk, executive chairman of the African Oil Council
When a virus and an oil price war collideArticle

The immediate effect of Covid-19 for the oil sector has been on the demand for crude, and on its prices. Most analysts and operators now agree that 2020 could see a negative demand growth for oil globally as industries shut down and countries around the world go on lock down...

27 Mar 2020

Malabo, Equatorial Guinea
Relief for Equatorial Guinea oil & gas services companiesArticle

Equatorial Guinea is waiving oil & gas services fees in the wake of the oil price drop caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Oil prices currently remain at around $20 a barrel, their lowest level since 1991...

24 Mar 2020

Mozambique's gas promise
Mozambique's gas promiseArticle

It has been almost exactly 10 years since Anadarko drilled the well that would give Mozambique its first major gas find in over 60 years of mostly disappointing oil and gas exploration...

NJ Ayuk 3 Mar 2020

ALU, GE scholarships boost IT in Africa
ALU, GE scholarships boost IT in AfricaArticle

General Electric and the Africa Leadership University (ALU) have kicked off the third cohort of the Africa Industrial Internet Programme (AIIP), which is aimed at equipping young Africans with skills that will enable them to take part in the fourth industrial revolution...

10 Feb 2020

What are the key investment drivers for digital transformation?
What are the key investment drivers for digital transformation?Article

AVEVA revealed global survey findings identifying the key investment drivers for digital transformation...

29 Jan 2020

Lizel Oberholzer, energy head, Norton Rose Fulbright
Impact of new law on SA's oil and gas industryArticle

The recently published draft Upstream Petroleum Resources Development Bill will bring greater policy certainty and a stable investment environment for South African oil and gas exploration and production...

Lizel Oberholzer 17 Jan 2020

NJ Ayuk, chairman of the African Energy Chamber
#BizTrends2020: The future looks bright for African oil & gasArticle

Africa holds around 7% of the world's proven crude oil and natural gas reserves, yet the continent remains largely under-explored...

NJ Ayuk 6 Jan 2020

#BestofBiz 2019: Energy & Mining
#BestofBiz 2019: Energy & MiningArticle

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2019 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views...

16 Dec 2019

AfDB loans $400m for Mozambique LNG project
AfDB loans $400m for Mozambique LNG projectArticle

The African Development Bank Group has approved a long-term senior loan of $400m for an integrated liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant, including a liquification facility in Mozambique...

26 Nov 2019

Demonising African oil & gas is not constructive for energy transition
Demonising African oil & gas is not constructive for energy transitionArticle

In a 2014 article written for the Guardian newspaper this week,Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu argued for an Apartheid-style boycott on coal, oil and gas companies as a solution to fight climate change and help ensure global environmental sustainability goals...

NJ Ayuk 18 Nov 2019

Former Nigerian president, Olusegun Obasanjo
#AOW2019: Facing the challengesArticle

Adequate investment, infrastructure, security, local content, regulation and predictability and stability are some of the challenges the African oil & gas sector will face in the coming decades...

7 Nov 2019

Jon Clark EMEIA leader oil & gas transaction advisory services, Ernst & Young
#AOW2019: Fuelling the futureArticle

Given the capital intensive nature of the oil & gas industry, investors have historically always been worried about the same three questions. How much oil is in the ground? How much is it going to cost to get it out? How much can it be sold for?

Nicci Botha 6 Nov 2019

Africa's oil & gas industry poised for further growth
Africa's oil & gas industry poised for further growthArticle

The global energy market is in an exciting phase of transition and disruption, which is likely to position gas ahead of coal by 2030 to become the world's number two fuel...

4 Nov 2019

Gabriel Obiang Lima
#AOP2019: Africa must be unapologetic about oil & gasArticle

Oil and gas are crucial for Africa's economic development, and the continent shouldn't have to apologise for exploiting these resources, said Gabriel Obiang Lima, Equatorial Guinea's minister of mining and hydrocarbons...

Nicci Botha 9 Oct 2019

Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Abdirashid Mohamed Ahmed
Somalia will honour legacy oil & gasArticle

Somalia is breathing new life in its dormant oil and gas sector with anew Petroleum Law and Revenue Sharing Agreement and its first ever offshore licensing round (15 blocks covering 75,000km2...

10 Sep 2019

Area 4, Rovuma Basin, Mozambique
Oil & gas set to be the backbone of African growthArticle

A string of successful exploration projects over the last decade has seen the number of African countries with proven oil and gas reserves rise to 28...

28 Aug 2019

Jean-Marc Thystère-Tchicaya, minister of hydrocarbons of the Republic of Congo
Oil discovery a game-changer for CongoArticle

Early projections from recent onshore discovery made in the Delta de la Cuvette deposit in the Republic of Congo indicate that the deposits could produce up to 359-million barrels of oil...

16 Aug 2019

Clever ways to finance exploration
Clever ways to finance explorationArticle

Jeremy Asher, Chairman and CEO, Tower Resources chats about clever ways to finance oil & gas exploration at AOP Investor Forum 2019...

12 Aug 2019

C Derek Campbell, CEO of Energy & Natural Resource Security, Inc.
Protecting Africa's energy assetsArticle

Oil and gas infrastructure is quickly becoming a principal target for terrorists, rogue organisations, hostile state and non-state actors, and criminal enterprises...

Emmanuel Okogba 18 Jun 2019

Paulino Jerónimo, CEO of the National Agency of Petroleum, Gas and Biofuels
Angola launches licensing strategyArticle

Angola has launched the first phase of its new six-year licensing strategy, which covers a total of 10 blocks, including Blocks 11, 12, 13, 27, 28, 29, 41, 42 and 43 in the Namibe Basin, and Block 10 in the Benguela Basin...

6 Jun 2019

Image source: Getty/Gallo
Miners at the top of their game, but investors aren't impressedArticle

The Top 40 mining houses continued to consolidate their stellar performance of the past several years by delivering steady growth in 2018, according to PwC's Mine 2019 report...

4 Jun 2019

Overall Winner at the Financial Mail Top Analyst Awards 2019 - Standard Bank SBG Securities.
Financial Mail announces winners of Top Analyst Awards 2019Article

The Financial Mail announced the winners of its annual Top Analyst Awards at an event held in Johannesburg...

29 May 2019

Source: Environment News South Africa
2nd draft of Proposed Financial Provisioning Regulations published for commentArticle

The minister of environmental affairs has published the long-awaited second draft of the Proposed Regulations Pertaining to the Financial Provision for the Rehabilitation and Remediation of Environmental Damage caused by Reconnaissance, Prospecting, Exploration, Mining or Production Operations...

Garyn Rapson 21 May 2019

Sergio Pugliese, AEC president for Angola
Q&A with Angola's new African Energy Chamber presidentArticle

Production levels in Angola are expected to soar by 2020 following the reorganisation of the state oil company Sonangol, and a drastic revision of country's legislation related to oil and gas...

13 May 2019

Zwelakhe Gila
Great, South Africa found gas. Now what?Article

The Brulpadda well off the shore of Mossel Bay is one of a number of highly anticipated exploration prospects in South Africa...

Zwelakhe Gila 19 Mar 2019

Niall Kramer, Saoga CEO
Industry explores oil & gas potentialArticle

The natural resources story in Africa doesn't always have to be the same. South Africa has a great opportunity to get it right and make oil and gas work for everyone...

14 Mar 2019

Shutterstock
What a major offshore gas find means for South Africa's energy futureArticle

Many South African politicians, economists and specialists in the energy sector are celebrating the news that a promising show of natural gas has been discovered in deep water south of Mossel Bay...

14 Feb 2019

10 developments that will shape Africa's energy sector in 2019
10 developments that will shape Africa's energy sector in 2019Article

The new year brings a new set of dynamics and challenges set to influence the future of the energy industry, from presidential elections to megaprojects developments, amidst intensifying international competition...

NJ Ayuk 21 Jan 2019

Sherif Andrawes
Africa still attractive to Australian junior explorersArticle

The increased participation at the recent Africa Down Under conference indicates that the caution exhibited over last few years by many of the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) listed junior explorers may have come to an end...

Sherif Andrawes 17 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: What's happening in the African energy space?
#BizTrends2019: What's happening in the African energy space?Article

Experts provide insight in to the emerging trends in African energy and infrastructure projects.

16 Jan 2019

Photo: Independent.ng
Learnings from the Nigerian oil & gas marginal fields experienceArticle

Marginal oil & gas fields are not particularly attractive to the major players due to their relatively small prospects, but they do offer great opportunity for smaller independent African and non-African companies...

14 Jan 2019

Niall Kramer, CEO of Soaga
#BizTrends2019: Unlocking SA's oil and gas wealthArticle

Although still very much in its infancy, the South African oil and gas industry has significant potential in contributing towards the energy needs critical to the country's socio-economic development and growth...

Nicci Botha 8 Jan 2019

Equatorial Guinea's oil & gas sector primed for growth
Equatorial Guinea's oil & gas sector primed for growthArticle

After a year of sector recovery and pan-African alliance building, Equatorial Guinea is ready to capitalise on expected new investment and solidify its global standing through its Year of Energy campaign...

2 Jan 2019

Angolan President João Lourenço
Angola reforms its oil & gas industryArticle

Angola's economy is set for recovery in 2019, largely due to a series of regulatory reforms in the oil and gas sector opening the country to new investment...

21 Dec 2018

Photo: Angop
New licensing round for Angolan oil & gas sector in 2019Article

Angola has developed a strategic plan to attract new players to its established oil and gas sector, with a licensing round in 2019 and by opening up marginal fields based on new 2018 legislation...

18 Dec 2018

The best of SA - 2018 National Business Award winners
The best of SA - 2018 National Business Award winnersArticle

The champions of the South African economy were named at the 16th annual National Business Awards gala ceremony in Johannesburg late last week...

19 Nov 2018

Chris Bredenham
#AOW2018: Africa's O&G industry on the up, says PwC reportArticle

The African oil & gas industry has been on a rocky road, with external factors placing pressure on companies to be more cost-effective and efficient...

6 Nov 2018

Report: Opportunities in Africa's oil & gas sector
Report: Opportunities in Africa's oil & gas sectorArticle

The African continent continues to boast a vast array of potential opportunities, particularly in the oil and gas (O&G) sector, according to Deloitte's Africa Oil & Gas State of Play report...

5 Nov 2018

First ever South African BrandZ ranking reveals growth potential for local brands
First ever South African BrandZ ranking reveals growth potential for local brandsArticle

The report, released today by WPP and Kantar Millward Brown, reveals that the Top 30 South African brands show more potential for global growth than their counterparts in the Chinese and European rankings, but have less exposure to overseas markets...

Issued by Kantar 31 Oct 2018

Jackwell Feris
Still no clarity on the status of underground coal gasificationArticle

Underground coal gasification (UCG) and its regulatory position is still not clear...

Jackwell Feris 30 Oct 2018

Aiteo founder awarded 2018 Forbes Oil & Gas Leader of the Year Award
Aiteo founder awarded 2018 Forbes Oil & Gas Leader of the Year AwardArticle

Benedict Peters, the founder of Aiteo Group, was awarded Africa's Oil and Gas Leader of the Year at the recent Forbes Best of Africa Gala event in New York City...

3 Oct 2018

The most valuable brands in South Africa 2018
The most valuable brands in South Africa 2018Article

Brand Finance has just launched the results of a report listing South Africa's most valuable brands in 2018...

22 May 2018

Vice President of Ghana, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia with the GE Digital team on a tour of the company’s San Ramon facility.
Digitisation of Ghanaian economy acceleratedArticle

GE is supporting Ghana's digitisation drive to digitise the economy and move Ghana beyond aid dependence...

25 Apr 2018

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