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Issue 198 - 19 November 2010

WHL looks for 'company changing' deal


Australia's WHL Energy has announced a "company changing" deal to enter a large area of Seychelles offshore. WHL listed on the Australian Securities Exchange as Wind Hydrocarbon Ltd in September 2007 with the aim of commercialising a renewable energy technology based on wind turbines with hydrogen back-up to increase reliability. It has a wind energy project in Scotland and some small energy assets in Kentucky and Texas.


ANGOLA: Clov contract for FMC; ANGOLA: Cabinda appraisal well successful; ANGOLA: West Gemini drilling for Total; MAURITANIA: Dana spuds well on Cormoran gas prospect; MOROCCO: Tarfaya oil shale project progresses; MOZAMBIQUE: Sasol signs for onshore gas block; NIGERIA: Hardy sells up to focus on India; NIGERIA/SAO TOME: JDZ partners discuss second phase; SEYCHELLES: Seismic deal for EEZ; TANZANIA: M&P drills on Kianika; TUNISIA: Lambouka well

Mozambique | Angola | Mauritania | São Tomé & Príncipe | Seychelles | Nigeria | Tanzania | Morocco | Tunisia

London Stock Exchange-listed Afren has agreed to buy Black Marlin Energy for around $101m in an all-share deal. The deal gives Afren a strategic entry into East Africa with an exploration portfolio in Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar

Kenya | Seychelles | Madagascar | Ethiopia

EDP: Still mooting Angolan generation investments; MASDAR/MDC: Seychelles wind project

Angola | Seychelles

ANGOLA: Nineteenth oil discovery in Block 31; REPUBLIC OF CONGO: Marine XI drilling; ETHIOPIA: Petronas resumes exploration in Ogaden; MAURITANIA: Total drilling in Taoudeni Basin; NIGERIA: Oriental launches Ebok field development; SEYCHELLES: Black Marlin starts new seismic; TUNISIA: Australian company takes Chorbane permit

Angola | Mauritania | Seychelles | Nigeria | Ethiopia | Congo Brazzaville | Tunisia

ALGERIA: Touat start-up in 2013; ANGOLA: Mafumeira Norte start-up; ANGOLA: Supply base for Block 31 development; CAMEROON: New energy minister named in cabinet shuffle; EGYPT: Dana brings Sondos field into production; GHANA: First Subsea mooring connectors for Jubilee FPSO; NAMIBIA: Brazilian farm-in approved; SEYCHELLES: Infoterra completes seeps survey

Ghana | Cameroon | Egypt | Angola | Namibia | Seychelles | Algeria

Eight African states have applied to the United Nations to extend their territorial waters beyond the 200-mile limit, while the other eligible coastal states have put in preliminary claims (AE 137/21). Ghana, South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Mauritius, Seychelles, Côte d’Ivoire and Namibia

Mauritius | Kenya | Ghana | Seychelles | Nigeria | South Africa

Seadrill rig contract; IPR scores Jurassic discovery in Western Desert; Sea Dragon drills on Dahab North; Kiarsseny farm-in deal; Hyedua appraisal success; Taoudeni drilling to start next year; JV proposed with UAE company; Second gas find for Circle; Data facility; EAX in exploration deal; Kingfisher appraisal success

Ghana | Egypt | Angola | Mauritania | Seychelles | Nigeria | Uganda | Gabon | Morocco | Mali
Issue 139 - 24 May 2008



The International Finance Corporation has announced that it will invest E7m in I&P Capital II, a private equity fund that finances small and medium enterprises in the Indian Ocean region.

Mauritius | Seychelles | Madagascar | Comoros