Weekly News Round-Up

This week’s round-up features the top positive industry stories from across Africa.

This week, Upstream reported that life appears to have been breathed back into Mozambique’s long-delayed sixth licensing round. According to the country’s upstream regulator INP, “government approval is expected to take place by the end of this year”.

Also from Upstream, this opinion piece examines the possibility of a new energy era for Libya amid the decline of the army of  renegade general Khalifa al Haftar.

In Ghana, Aker Energy reaffirmed its commitment to finding a solution that will allow for the commencement of a phased development of the Pecan field offshore Ghana. Read more from World Oil.
Speaking during a NAPE webinar, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Managing Director Mele Kyari vowed that Nigeria will cut production costs to $10 per barrel by the end of 2021. Read more from Energy Voice. Read more from Energy Voice.

For the technically minded, GEO ExPro released an interesting article summarising the interpretation of new regional 2D seismic data over deepwater offshore Atlantic Morocco.

Not technically breaking news, but the newly published issue of Green Economy Journal may be of interest to our South African “Future Energy Series: Africa” audience. Get it for free here.

As ever, we want to hear from you! If your company or organisation has a story to share with the AOW Community, or if you’re a media organisation interested in discussing a partnership, contact us at info.africa@hyve.group.

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