Nigeria destroys 500 illegal oil refineries in Niger Delta

Nigeria's security forces have destroyed another 500 illegal refineries in the Niger Delta area, in the latest move by the country to combat vandalisation of oil pipelines and wellheads that disrupt production, a military spokesman revealed recently.

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How Total Mooring Solutions are supporting drilling activity, offshore Africa

As operators offshore Africa look to take their exploration efforts into ever more remote and demanding areas, so have the challenges increased in mobilising, moving and mooring the offshore exploration drilling rigs they are so dependent on. Duncan Cuthill, Viking Moorings looks at some solutions.

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Egypt names new minister

Egypt has appointed Abdullah Ghorab as oil minister, replacing long-serving Sameh Fahmy who was removed from his post in late February, the Cabinet announced

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Nigeria reform bills due within weeks

Wide-ranging reforms to Nigeria's mainstay oil and gas industry will be passed by parliament within weeks, a presidential adviser revealed.

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Ghana's future in oil

As crude production from Ghana's offshore Jubilee field climbs from its initial 55,000 bpd to an expected 120,000 bpd by mid-year, President John Atta-Mills' government is moving to reassure taxpayers and foreign investors that the windfall from the start of Ghana's oil age will be spent wisely.

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