oil and gas

20 Sep 2021

Strategic partners needed for Kenyan oil project

Strategic partners needed for Kenyan oil project Canadian oil company Africa Oil Corp. and its JV partners Total Oil and Total Energies recently announced that they have completed the redesign […]
17 Jul 2021

Equatorial Guinea on the way to become a regional energy hub

Equatorial Guinea to showcase investment opportunities at African Energy Week 2021 17 July 2021 – The African Energy Chamber (AEC) has announced that Equatorial Guinea will showcase investment opportunities at […]
27 Jun 2021

Political progress and stability see South Sudan open up energy sector for investment

27 June 2021 – After years of instability and conflict, it appears that peace is finally gaining a foothold in South Sudan. Continued political progress, peacekeeping efforts and stability have […]
22 Jun 2021

Decarbonisation of the energy system – no company can sit on the sideline

By Eric Croeser  22 June 2021 – Decarbonisation of the energy system – from a hydrocarbon-based to a sustainable, low-carbon energy system – poses an existential threat to the oil […]
16 Jun 2021

NAMCOR and ReconAfrica sign Joint Operating Agreement (JOA) to develop the resource potential of the Kavango in Namibia

16 June 2021 – The National Petroleum Corporation of Namibia (NAMCOR) and Canadian company Reconnaissance Energy Africa (ReconAfrica) has signed a Joint Operating Agreement (JOA) to develop the resource potential […]
16 May 2021

WhyAfrica’s Hawks Eye is on ReconAfrica in the Kavango Basin

16 May 2021 – ReconAfrica’s oil exploration project in the Kavango Basin of Namibia and Botswana is an important case study of how African governments will manage the development versus […]
9 May 2021

Total starts production from Zinia Phase 2 on Block 17 in Angola

09 May 2021 – Oil producer Total announced that it has started production at the Zinia Phase 2 short-cycle project in Angola. French based Total operates Block 17 in Angola […]
18 Apr 2021

Where to invest in Africa?

By Leon Louw founder of WhyAfrica 18 April 2021 – Africa has a young population, there is a severe lack of infrastructure, and the continent hosts some of the best […]
2 Apr 2021

Energy sector will drive Africa, Ayuk tells WhyAfrica.

By L.M. Louw for WhyAfrica  02 April 2021 – In an exclusive and fascinating discussion, NJ Ayuk, Chairman of the African Energy Chamber, tells WhyAfrica that the energy sector will […]
29 Mar 2021

Gas could be a gamechanger for Zimbabwe.

29 March 2021 – In what could possibly be a gamechanger for Zimbabwe, the country’s government has given the green light for a gas project in the north-east of the […]
17 Mar 2021

Nigeria needs flexibility in the national grid.

By Yusuff Wale, Managing Director, Wärtsilä Marine & Power Services Nigeria Ltd 17 March 2021 – To allow for renewable energy, Nigeria needs flexibility in the national grid. Without flexibility, […]
2 Mar 2021

Côte d’Ivoire is increasingly alluring to investors.

Joël Touré, Chief Executive of Stanbic Bank Côte d’Ivoire   02 March 2021 – Thanks to a number of business-friendly reforms in recent years, Côte d’Ivoire is increasingly alluring to  foreign […]
21 Feb 2021

Mozambique on the move

21 February 2021 – Since 2017 relentless attacks by Islamist groups in the north of Mozambique have threatened to derail several promising projects. However, recent reports suggest that the tide […]
13 Feb 2021

Balance needed between hydrocarbon exploration and environmental protection.

By Verner Ayukegba, Senior Vice-President at the African Energy Chamber 13 February 2021 – With renewed exploration for oil and gas resources in biodiversity hotspots like Botswana, Namibia and Angola, […]
31 Dec 2020

Energy balance is key in Africa

By NJ Ayuk 31 December 2020 – Africa stands at a juncture where the transition from fossil fuels to renewables intersects with the economic benefits of a strategically managed oil […]
8 Dec 2020

Positive test results for Africa Oil offshore South Africa

08 December 2020 – TSX listed Africa Oil Corp. has announced positive test results at its Luiperd-1X well, the second major discovery on Block 11B/12B offshore South Africa. Africa Oil […]
26 Nov 2020

Oil and gas discoveries trigger excitement in Southern Africa

By NJ Ayuk, executive chairman of the African Energy Chamber  26 November 2020 – Oil and gas discoveries in the Southern African countries of Namibia, Angola and South Africa is triggering […]
21 Nov 2020

Zimbabwe pins hope on oil and gas

21 November 2020 – Australian based Invictus Energy has commenced field operations at the Muzarabani oil and gas project (part of the Cabora Bassa project) in Zimbabwe.  Despite significant economic […]
12 Nov 2020

African Energy Outlook 2021 now available

12 November 2020 – The African Energy Chamber has released its fantastic African Energy Outlook 2021 report. The full report can be downloaded from the WhyAfrica library at (https://www.whyafrica.co.za/library/) The […]
4 Nov 2020

Congestion in SA and Namibian oil and gas space

4 November 2020 – Canadian oil and gas company Africa Oil Corp. announced that Impact Oil & Gas has entered into two agreements for exploration areas offshore of South Africa. […]
4 Nov 2020

Oil and gas EPCs prepare for energy transition

04 November 2020 – According to data and analytics company GlobalData, leading oil and gas engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) companies are increasingly shifting their strategies towards cleaner energy segments.   Major oil and gas EPCs have traditionally relied on projects within the oil and gas value chain, building relatively little […]
3 Nov 2020

Solving the flare gas challenge in Africa

By: Billy Morley   03 November 2020 – In the sub-Saharan region, approximately 75% of the population live without access to reliable or stable energy. And yet, Africa flares around […]
30 Oct 2020

Mixed bag of power sources for Africa’s future

By Shirley Webber  A mixed bag of power sources is Africa’s future. Africa as a continent will benefit significantly from a comprehensive mix of renewable power with traditional power sources. […]
4 Jan 2020

East Africa emerging as oil and gas hotspot

04 January 2020 – Even if the global tide is turning in favour of renewable energy, oil and gas will continue playing a prominent role in the energy mix. East […]