http://www.worldoil.com WorldOil Eni Angola grants Fugro multiple offshore geotechnical surveys https://www.worldoil.com/news/2021/3/1/eni-angola-grants-fugro-multiple-offshore-geotechnical-surveys Fugro has been awarded multiple contracts by Eni Angola to carry out geotechnical and environmental surveys off the coast of Angola between now and May, and two Fugro vessels from their world’s largest fleet of specialist geotechnical and geophysical vessels are currently active in the region. Oil majors’ green energy pivot hammers Africa’s largest economies https://www.worldoil.com/news/2021/2/26/oil-majors-green-energy-pivot-hammers-africa-s-largest-economies The situation could worsen as Big Oil makes another round of deep spending cuts, leaving consequences both for the oil market, which needs more supply from the OPEC cartel in the coming years, and the economic stability of a region that’s dependent on petroleum revenue. Nigeria blocks Shell’s bank accounts over oil pipeline dispute https://www.worldoil.com/news/2021/2/19/nigeria-blocks-shell-s-bank-accounts-over-oil-pipeline-dispute A Nigerian court restricted Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s access to its bank accounts in the West African country amid a legal dispute with a local oil producer over a pipeline deal six years ago. Angola to allow oil and gas drilling in some nature preservation zones https://www.worldoil.com/news/2021/2/19/angola-to-allow-oil-and-gas-drilling-in-some-nature-preservation-zones Angolan lawmakers revoked a ban on exploration for crude and natural gas in protected natural reserves, including the Kassanje Basin and the wildlife-rich Okavango River Basin. Equinor wins decade-long court fight over Nigeria oil profits https://www.worldoil.com/news/2021/2/5/equinor-wins-decade-long-court-fight-over-nigeria-oil-profits Equinor ASA said the Nigerian Supreme Court overturned a ruling that had threatened to divert 1.5% of the company’s profits from one of the country’s largest oil fields to a former consultant. Tullow taps Maersk Venturer for long-term Ghana campaign https://www.worldoil.com/news/2021/2/4/tullow-taps-maersk-venturer-for-long-term-ghana-campaign Maersk Drilling has received a conditional letter of award from Tullow Ghana Ltd. for the provision of the ultra-deepwater drillship Maersk Venturer and additional services for a development drilling campaign at the TEN and Jubilee fields offshore Ghana. African members’ production troubles offset OPEC’s planned increase https://www.worldoil.com/news/2021/2/1/african-members-production-troubles-offset-opec-s-planned-increase OPEC boosted crude production as planned last month, but the increase was tempered by disruptions at long-troubled member nations. Mozambique, Tanzania unite against rebel threats to LNG projects https://www.worldoil.com/news/2021/1/12/mozambique-tanzania-unite-against-rebel-threats-to-lng-projects Insurgents who’ve aligned with Islamic State have since 2017 staged increasingly bold attacks in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado province that borders southern Tanzania, threatening nearly $60 billion in LNG projects. Senegal plans 2023 start for $4.3B BP-Kosmos gas program https://www.worldoil.com/news/2021/1/8/senegal-plans-2023-start-for-43b-bp-kosmos-gas-program The Grand Tortue Ahmeyim gas field development, straddling the offshore waters of Mauritania and Senegal, is expected to produce its first gas in 2023 following delays related to the coronavirus pandemic, according to Senegal’s Oil Minister Sophie Gladima. Ghana to start sub-Sarahan Africa’s first LNG-to-power project https://www.worldoil.com/news/2021/1/7/ghana-to-start-sub-sarahan-africa-s-first-lng-to-power-project LNG-to-power projects have been booming from Asia to Latin America in recent years as they allow nations to switch from dirtier fossil fuels to keep the lights on. And for sellers, integrated LNG-to-power provides a guaranteed outlet for the fuel.