Namibia in play as majors and minnows bring on drilling campaigns

Issue 437 - 29 Apr 2021

Issue 437 leads with a look at plans for drilling in Namibia and what they mean for the oil and gas sector's prospects in the country.

Other highlights:
Renewable projects in the Seychelles are reducing reliance on fuel oils while providing power to luxury resorts on remote islands, although governance remains a challenge for the new government.

In Ghana, work on Tema LNG is now complete and Shell is scheduled to supply the first cargo at the end of May, but questions remain over the sustainability of the gas supply.

Senegal is maintaining momentum in its energy sector transition, with Africa Investment Exchange participants hearing that only gas and renewables will be procured in future

Debt concerns continue to cause chaos in Zambia, where Sinohydro has indefinitely delayed handover of the 750MW Kafue Gorge Lower hydropower project over payment concerns.

In Nigeria, the much anticipated gas flaring commercialisation programme sits in limbo, with an apparent lack of political buy-in

Oil and gas coverage also includes a look at Tunisia, which could be seeing an exodus of established oil and gas majors, with politics causing trouble for the sector.

The issue includes oil and gas maps of Namibia, Tunisia and the Seychelles and a Nigeria gas flaring map.

Subscribe to African Energy

View subscription options

This newsletter is available to subscribers or registered users that have purchased it


Don't have an account?

An account also allows you to view selected free articles, set up news alerts, search our African Energy Live Data power projects database and view project locations on our interactive map