Tullow signs for Lokichar

Tullow Oil has formally signed a production licence for its South Lokichar oilfields in northern Kenya, the first step to producing 2000 to 4000 barrels per day of oil via an early production system.

Deal for OCTP is criticised

A Ghanian energy watchdog has slammed fiscal terms applied to last week’s financing deal between state-owned Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), Italy’s Eni and downstream player Vitol to develop the $7 billion Sankofa-Gye Nyame fields in the Offshore Cape Three Points (OCTP) block, writes Barry Morgan.

Fighting hits Libya output

The Libyan oil ports of Ras Lanuf and Es Sider are back in the hands of the rival Libyan government in the east of the country, amid reports of growing Russian involvement in the five-year-old civil war.

Spat looms over blocks in Angola

Cobalt International Energy is considering taking Sonangol, Angola’s state oil company, to arbitration over its failure to grant licence extensions to oil and gas rich pre-salt blocks 20 and 21, which the US player is trying to sell, writes Iain Esau.

Namibia in spotlight

Australian junior Global Petroleum is evaluating bids from contractors angling to gather 800 kilometres of infill seismic data over two blocks off Namibia.