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Topic - Oil And Gas Exploration
Sep 28, 2015
Creamer Media’s Liquid Fuels 2015 Report examines these issues in the context of South Africa’s business environment; oil and gas exploration; fuel pricing; the development of the country’s biofuels industry; the logistics of transporting liquid fuels; and...
Sep 18, 2015
LIZEL OBERHOLZER A balance needs to be struck between the creation of an investor-friendly environment and securing appropriate benefits for South Africa
President Jacob Zuma held a report-back meeting on government’s Operation Phakisa initiative, which focused on the maritime and oil and gas sectors, in Pretoria, last month.
Aug 31, 2015
A consortium of Indian oil and gas exploration and production (E&P) companies, led by ONGC Videsh, has submitted a revised development plan for the Faizad-B gasfield in Iran. While details of the new development plan were not readily available, a senior ONGC Videsh...
Aug 27, 2015
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Aug 14, 2015
BETTER BUILDING PRACTICES Saisc offers training courses to improve the workmanship of its members
Steel construction industry promoter  the Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (Saisc) believes its renewed strategic focus involving increasing its presence in the rest of the African continent will help the local steel construction industry survive the...
Aug 14, 2015
EFFECTIVE CLADDING Hydra-Arc considers weld cladding to be the most robust and durable form of cladding
Stakeholders in the petrochemicals industry are reaping the benefits of using welding specialist Hydra-Arc’s method of weld cladding, as it enables vessels to contain corrosive material. Hydra-Arc engineer Ewan Huisamen tells Engineering News that weld cladding is...
Aug 13, 2015
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Jul 16, 2015
Indian oil and gas exploration and production (E&P) majors were banking on some “smart diplomacy” and a “consortium approach” to re-enter Iran in the face of increased global competition, post a nuclear deal and the lifting of sanctions. According to an official...
Jul 07, 2015
Ingeborg McNicoll, a Partner with Environmental Resources Management leading marine environmental services and specialising in the oil and gas sector has transferred to ERM Sub-Saharan Africa and will be based in Cape Town. As ERM’s global marine leader she brings 30...
Jul 03, 2015
TSX-V- and ASX-listed Strata-X Energy has appointment Greg Hancock as a nonexecutive director effective immediately, following the resignation of Don Schurman on Wednesday. Strata-X president Tim Hoops said on Thursday that Hancock’s extensive knowledge of corporate...
Jun 19, 2015
Erin Energy Corporation announced today it has commenced production from the Oyo-7 well (“Oyo-7”) located in OML 120 offshore Nigeria. Erin Energy is the operator of the Oyo field and has a 100% interest in the block. Oyo-7 was drilled to a total depth of...
Jun 08, 2015
South Africa’s oceans have the potential to unlock the country’s economic development opportunities, said Environmental Affairs deputy Minister Barbara Thomson. “We thus need to develop a proactive approach to understand our oceans capacity and role to ensure...
Mar 12, 2015
Skills development in the maritime sector, to support growth in South Africa’s “blue economy”, will be the focus when the Department of Higher Education and Training convenes a panel of experts to advise it on education, skills development, research and innovation in...
Mar 04, 2015
TSX-listed Oando Energy Resources (OER) announced a $238-million prepayment of certain loan facilities, which it used for the $1.5-billion acquisition of the ConocoPhillips Nigerian Oil & Gas Business in July 2014. The company, which is focused on oil and gas...
Mar 03, 2015
India is likely to shift to a new oil and gas exploration and production licensing regime as the auction process adopted fails to live up to expectations. The New Exploration and Licensing Policy’s (NELP's) tenth round would be the last under which the government...
Mar 02, 2015
Dual-listed Randgold Resources has appointed Safiatou Francoise Ba-N'Daw as an independent nonexecutive director with effect from March 1. Ba-N’Daw was educated in Côte d’Ivoire, France and the US and she holds an MBA from Harvard University.
Feb 27, 2015
Tenders are being prepared for the Saldanha oil-services hub roll-out in the deep-water Port of Saldanha.
Feb 10, 2015
Burgan Cape Terminals’ development and construction of an independently owned and operated liquid fuels storage and distribution facility in the Port of Cape Town has been deemed a strategic Operation Phakisa project. Operation Phakisa, officially launched in October...
Jan 30, 2015
GAS PRODUCT The gas industry produces industrial products, like gas condensates and urea fertiliser, which increase the investment return and attractiveness of gas projects
The once-promising notion that gas was soon to become a game- changer in Africa seems unlikely to happen in the near future, owing to the negative impact of the low oil price on the industry, says growth consulting firm Frost & Sullivan. “A preliminary assessment of...
Jan 26, 2015
Tenders are being prepared for two major oil-services infrastructure projects, collectively valued at around R10-billion, for the deep-water Port of Saldanha, on South Africa’s west coast. The developments are being packaged as build, own, operate and transfer...
Jan 19, 2015
Creamer Media’s Liquid Fuels 2014 Report examines these issues, focusing on the business environment, oil and gas exploration, the country’s feedstock supplies, the development of South Africa’s biofuels industry, fuel pricing, competition in the sector, the...
Nov 14, 2014
Africa has always been an alluring expansion area for companies which are looking to develop the continent’s vast mineral wealth and resources. New discoveries of oil and natural gas off the coast of East Africa have once again enticed companies to reignite their...
Nov 04, 2014
Parker Hannifin signs distribution agreement for Africa with Oilserv Group Etoy, 24. October 2014 – Parker Hannifin, the global leader in motion and control technologies has just signed a strategic agreement with Oilserv Group, which will ensure the distribution of...
Oct 15, 2014
Marking South Africa’s first large-scale effort towards harnessing the up to R177-billion economic potential of its coastline, President Jacob Zuma has officially launched Operation Phakisa – an initiative adapted from Malaysia’s Big Fast Results Methodology that...
Oct 03, 2014
South Africa is currently exploring ways to extract greater economic value from the so-called ‘oceans economy’ as part of the broader ‘Operation Phakisa’, which is being initiated in an effort to find ways to kick-start sluggish gross domestic product (GDP) growth...
Oct 03, 2014
South Africa is currently exploring ways to extract greater economic value from the so-called ‘oceans economy’ as part of the broader ‘Operation Phakisa’, which is being initiated in an effort to find ways to kick-start sluggish gross domestic product (GDP) growth...
Sep 08, 2014
Oil and gas exploration and production company Camac Energy’s wholly-owned subsidiary Camac Petroleum has entered into a five-year $100-million credit facility to enable it to further expand and develop its Nigerian offshore assets, including the Oyo field, the...
Aug 27, 2014
Interest in oil and gas exploration off South Africa’s coast has, in the past four years, accelerated to such an extent that nearly all the country’s offshore exploration blocks are under licence or under application for exploration by independent companies,...
Aug 11, 2014
JSE- and NYSE-listed Camac Energy on Monday announced that its $270-million private placement with the South African Public Investment Corporation (PIC) has been completed. Last year, Camac entered into a definitive agreement with the PIC for the equity investment...
Jul 23, 2014
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US diversified miner Freeport-McMoRan on Wednesday reported improved revenues for the three months ended June 30, as the company’s diversification into oil and gas exploration and production was paying off. The Phoenix, Arizona-based global miner said revenues were...
Jul 21, 2014
Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson
Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson placed significant emphasis on the development of gas, including shale gas, and nuclear in her inaugural Energy Budget Vote to lawmakers in Cape Town on Monday. In an address framed by President Jacob Zuma’s State of the Nation...
Jul 21, 2014
President Jacob Zuma on Saturday announced plans to explore parts of the ocean to find economic potential that could contribute to the country's gross domestic product. "Four priority sectors have been selected as new growth areas in the ocean economy, with the...
Jun 26, 2014
A one-day conference focusing on opportunities in the Sub-Saharan African oil and gas industry will take place alongside next week’s Oil & Gas Africa 2014 expo, on 2 July 2014 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. Oil & Gas Africa is a component...
Jun 20, 2014
The South Australian government would invest some A$40-million in the resources sector, State Treasurer Tom Koutsantonis announced this week. Over the next three years A$32.2-million would be spent on a new State Drill Core library and A$4-million has been...
May 30, 2014
Indian oil and gas exploration and production (E&P) major ONGC Limited will be investing $1.1-billion over the next three years to rejuvenate its ageing Mumbai High offshore reserves on the Arabian Sea. The third phase redevelopment of Mumbai High offshore blocks...
May 09, 2014
DURBAN AERIAL VIEW Elgin Brown & Hamer South Africa offers a full in-house service in all aspects of ship repair
Ship repair company Elgin Brown & Hamer South Africa (EBH SA), a division of heavy engineering group DCD Marine, says it is well positioned to service Southern Africa’s burgeoning offshore oil and gas sector and the increasing number of large cargo vessels that...
May 08, 2014
As Camac Energy progresses its interests in Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya, the dual-listed group plans to implement the drilling of its first offshore exploration well in Gambia in 2016. Frontier exploration activities are also continuing offshore Gambia on Blocks A2 and...
May 08, 2014
Johannesburg- and New York-listed Camac Energy has been given the go-ahead to evaluate, over the next nine months, the economic feasibility of developing three discovered oil and gas fields, 15 km to 35 km offshore Ghana. The Africa-focused independent oil and gas...
May 02, 2014
American oil and gas exploration and development company Anadarko, which confirmed a halt to its exploration spending in South Africa as a result of legislative uncertainties, says it will work with the South African government to gain clarity on its new petroleum...
May 02, 2014
Nigeria-focused oil and gas exploration and production company Oando Energy Resources (OER) on Friday announced that the outside date for the completion of its acquisition of multinational energy corporation ConocoPhillips’ Nigerian upstream oil and gas business had...
Mar 26, 2014
Independent oil and gas exploration and production company Camac Energy on Wednesday announced that the Parliament of Ghana had ratified an agreement, between the government of Ghana, Camac Energy Ghana, the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), Base Energy...
Mar 24, 2014
As a result of the growing global interest in the concept of the blue economy and the use of oceans to unlock potential, South Africa is developing a blue economy strategy, the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) said last week. As part of this process,...
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