http://www.worldoil.com WorldOil South Africa revives plan to take free stake in energy projects https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/9/13/south-africa-revives-plan-to-take-free-stake-in-energy-projects South Africa’s government is drafting a new law that aims at securing it a free stake in all new oil and gas ventures, revising the terms of a proposal shelved four years ago. Oil and gas companies that have secured exploration rights have held back on costly drilling while they await clarity from the government on the commercial terms. Africa Energy signs rig contract for Block 11B/12B, offshore South Africa https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/7/15/africa-energy-signs-rig-contract-for-block-11b12b-offshore-south-africa Africa Energy Corp., an oil and gas company with exploration assets offshore South Africa and Namibia, is pleased to announce that the joint venture partnership for Block 11B/12B offshore South Africa has entered into a multi-well drilling contract with Odfjell Drilling for the Deepsea Stavanger semisubmersible rig. Kenya, Tanzania plan to explore natural-gas trading https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/7/7/kenya-tanzania-plan-to-explore-natural-gas-trading Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Tanzanian counterpart, John Magufuli, agreed to explore trading in natural gas, which companies including Equinor ASA are looking to develop for export. Africa Oil farms in to Azinam Block 3B/4B in South Africa https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/7/3/africa-oil-farms-in-to-azinam-block-3b4b-in-south-africa Africa Oil has entered into a definitive farmout agreement with Azinam Limited (Azinam), whereby Africa Oil will acquire a 20% participating interest and operatorship in the Exploration Right for Block 3B/4B, offshore South Africa. Africa Oil Week to focus on role of oil, gas in South Africa’s future energy mix https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/7/2/africa-oil-week-to-focus-on-role-of-oil-gas-in-south-africa-s-future-energy-mix With Africa Oil Week (https://Africa-OilWeek.com) in Cape Town in its 26th year, this year’s event – from Nov. 4-8 – will feature, for the first time, a day-long “South African Showcase.” South Africa working on new oil, gas policy to enable growth https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/6/26/south-africa-working-on-new-oil-gas-policy-to-enable-growth South Africa is working on a policy to govern the development of oil and gas resources after calls by potential investors to shield the industry from a long-running debate over laws that apply to mining exploration. BHGE launches multimodal facility expansion in Angola https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/6/10/bhge-launches-multimodal-facility-expansion-in-angola Baker Hughes, a GE company (BHGE), has announced the inauguration of its multimodal facility (MMF) for oil and gas in Luanda, Angola. Shell continues South African oil expansion with second deal https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/5/29/shell-continues-south-african-oil-expansion-with-second-deal Months after a major discovery by Total SA boosted the country’s hydrocarbon prospects, Royal Dutch Shell Plc is planning to acquire an oil-block stake in a second deal in South Africa’s relatively unexplored waters. South Africa searches for partners for South Sudan oil block https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/5/21/south-africa-searches-for-partners-for-south-sudan-oil-block South Africa’s Strategic Fuel Fund is welcome to bring in partners to help it execute a $1-billion agreement to drill for oil and build a refinery and pipeline in South Sudan, the central African nation’s oil minister said. South Sudan oil sector sees investment as the country emerges from civil war https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/5/6/south-sudan-oil-sector-sees-investment-as-the-country-emerges-from-civil-war South Africa signed a deal on an oil block in South Sudan as part of a $1-billion investment in the country emerging from civil war.