Senegal gets World Bank help

The World Bank is packaging up a $20 million technical assistance grant to fund upstream legal and specialist expertise for the government of Senegal ahead of the final draft of a reformed Petroleum Code and an expected slew of exploration and development tenders.

Eni and Shell in court fight

Italy's Eni and Anglo-Dutch giant Shell have requested that the Nigerian Federal High Court in Abuja withdraws an order issued last month to force forfeiture of prized deep-water block OPL 245, writes Barry Morgan.

New joint ventures deal for Niger Delta

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) aims within three years to see incorporated joint ventures (IJVs) replace the existing joint venture arrangements governing relations with mainly majors in the Niger Delta, writes Barry Morgan.