Regional News: East & South Africa
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Ministry of Energy Awards Exploration Block 44 in Zambia to Swala Energy
Thursday, September 18, 2014 The Ministry of Energy awards exploration rights in Block 44 in Zambia to Swala Energy.
Thai PTTEP To Spend $1B for Mozambique Project In Next 5-6 Years
Monday, September 15, 2014 Thailand's PTTEP plans to spend up to $1 billion for a Mozambique project over the next five to six years starting from 2015.
Aminex Raises Tanzania's Ruvuma PSC Gas Resource Estimate to 2.3 Tcf
Friday, September 12, 2014 Aminex reports that newly acquired seismic data has increased the resource estimate of the Ruvuma production sharing contract in south-eastern Tanzania to 2.3 trillion cubic feet.
WSJ: China Deploys Troops to UN Force to Protect South Sudan Oilfields
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 China is deploying 700 soldiers to a United Nations peacekeeping force in South Sudan to protect oil fields and Chinese workers amid a rebellion in the African country, The Wall Street Journal reports.
Sasol Eyes Angola, Ghana and Tanzania Opportunities
Monday, September 08, 2014 South Africa's Sasol is eyeing potential expansion into Angola, Ghana and Tanzania but Mozambique remains its immediate focus, says its chief executive.
Tanzania Tax Body Shelves Plans To Review Mining, Gas Contracts
Monday, September 08, 2014 Tanzania's tax authority has scrapped plans to review mining and gas contracts, after its announcement of the move last week rattled investors.
CAMAC Energy Awards Contracts for Seismic Surveys at Kenya Blocks L1B, L16
Thursday, September 04, 2014 CAMAC Energy awards contracts for 2D seismic surveys at Kenya's Blocks L1B and L16.
Uganda Ups Oil Reserves Estimate By 85%, Finds Natural Gas
Friday, August 29, 2014 Uganda revises its oil reserves by 85% to 6.5 billion barrels after an appraisal that also showed commercial deposits of natural gas, officials say.
Africa Oil Corp. Updates on Drilling at its Kenya and Ethiopia Blocks
Friday, August 29, 2014 Africa Oil Corp. provides an updates on drilling operations at its blocks in Kenya and Ethiopia.
High Gas-Flow Tests Boost BG's Tanzania LNG Plans
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 BG Group says encouraging results from its latest test drill offshore Tanzania increases chances to develop an onshore LNG project in the country.
Swala Begins Seismic Survey Over Moshi Basin in Tanzania's Pangani Permit
Monday, August 25, 2014 Swala Energy commences 2D seismic data acquisition program over the Moshi Basin in the Pangani exploration license in northern Tanzania.