Weekly News Round-Up


A round-up of some African industry news stories that have caught our eye this week.

This week, Total deployed a rig to South Africa to look for more oil nearby the massive Brulpadda discovery, in a rare example of recent exploration in a frontier area. Read more from Paul Burkhardt writing for Bloomberg.

Offshore energy research and advisory firm Axiom released a study into how the electrification of platforms can have a meaningful impact on the carbon intensity of offshore oil and gas production. Read more from Offshore Energy.

Upstream reported that Liberia will soon adjust bidding criteria in guidelines issued for its ongoing offshore licensing round, which is being conducted virtually and largely online by the Liberia Petroleum Regulatory Authority (LPRA).

After completing a comprehensive subsurface evaluation throughout the entire Kavango Basin, ReconAfrica is readying itself to begin a three well drilling program in Namibia, scheduled for Q4 of 2020. Download the news release here.

In Angola, key executives from the ANPG and Ministry of Mineral Resources, Oil & Gas held a meeting to tackle the significant slide in oil output currently occurring in the country. Read more from Upstream.

Not technically breaking news, but interesting nonetheless…

From our partners at Geo ExPro, this piece asks whether the E&P industry prepared for a post COVID-19 world? Read it here.

And last but not least, our partners at Critical Resource have released an interview with Lord Browne of Madingley, the former Group CEO of BP, in which he discusses our slow response to climate change and the importance of corporate statesmanship. Listen here.

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