A consortium of Indian companies led by OVL India (ONGC Videsh) is to acquire a 49 per cent stake in Russia's Rosneft Vankor cluster oilfields. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed the deal as part of a wider range of investment agreements signed at...
The MENA region will need to invest $209 billion in the power sector over the next five years, according to a new report by The Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (APICORP). The latest MENA Power Investment Outlook 2019-2023 estimates that investment in the MENA energy sector could reach $1 trillion, with...
The growth in capacity of power generation in Africa slowed in Q1 2019 as a scarcity of private investment dampened interest in new projects. Net additions of on-grid generation capacity were at their lowest levels since 2011 in Q1 2019, according to African Energy Live Data. The slowdown comes as...
Mexico's regulator has approved Shell's exploration plans for four deepwater areas, after it gave the green light to five others earlier this week, committing Royal Dutch Shell to invest at least $791 million. The plans stipulate that Anglo-Dutch Shell could invest up to $1.06 billion in the four blocks, mostly...
ENI has made a new light oil discovery in Block 15/06, in deep-water offshore Angola. The well was drilled on the Ndungu exploration prospect. The new discovery is estimated to contain up to 250 million barrels of light oil in place, with further upside. The Ndungu-1 NFW well is located...
Uganda has put five new blocks on offer for its second licensing round in the Albertine Graben, according to an announcement by the Minister of Energy and Mineral Development Eng. Irene Muloni at the East African Petroleum Conference and Exhibition, Kenya. Muloni said Uganda was expecting many potential exploration companies...
Mazarine Energy announced that its subsidiary, Mazarine Energy Tunisia, and partner ETAP (Entreprise Tunisienne d’Activités Pétrolières) have made a discovery in a Tunisian oil-bearing reservoir. The discovery was made in exploration well Sidi Marzoug-1 (SMG-1) in the 4,012-sq-km in Central Tunisia. During a production test, SMG-1 well flowed, constrained...
With interest high in oil and gas opportunities offshore Brazil, the country known for its deep water and huge presalt reserves is preparing for to tender more offshore blocks in 2019. Investors will have plenty of opportunities to take part in strengthening Brazil’s energy sector. The main one, according to...
Indonesia has a project pipeline for 17GW of generation capacity designed to hit the targets identified by the Electricity Supply Business Plan (RUPTL), according to Dharma Djojonegoro, deputy CEO of Adaro Power. However, developing IPP projects in the past few years has been fraught with difficulties amidst policy changes, he...
Total E&P has gotten the go ahead for its Tilenga oil development in Uganda. The project received a green light by the country's National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) after a 10-month evaluation by the regulatory body. The French oil major said the approval from NEMA was a major step in...