The deployment of a rig by the China National Offshore Corporation (CNOOC) in the South China Sea has sparked off a wave of anti-China protests in some cities in Vietnam, and reignited a longstanding sovereignity dispute between Vietnam and China. Read More
My visit to the Goldfields region in Western Australia offered me some lessons for Uganda.
Buoyed by ‘world class’ gas discoveries over the past few years, Tanzania is hastening plans to put its abundant resource to local use. Read More
Tullow Oil’s publication this week of payments the company has made to different governments in the 24 countries it operates worldwide, including Uganda, has been applauded by transparency activists as a breakthrough in the pursuit of full transparency in the extractives sector. Read More
Drilling on the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) side of the Lake Albert area is set to commence next month, as companies seek to replicate the drilling success their counterparts have enjoyed on the Ugandan side of the lake. Read More
Zimbabwean born author and President of the African Institute of Petroleum, Dr. Duncan Clarke, has described the changes to South Africa’s petroleum law as a ‘Kiss of death’, amidst growing industry-wide criticism of the amendments that will give the state a free twenty percent stake in any new oil and gas exploration blocks. Read More
Kenyans will be pleased with Tullow Oil’s latest operational update, in which the company announces two new discoveries of oil in the Turkana area, and portrays a bullish future of the country’s oil and gas sector. Read More
The Uganda government has shortlisted six firms, all consortia, to build the country’s $ 2.5 billion refinery in the oil-rich Hoima district. Read More