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Ethiopia Oil and Gas Sector Overview

Ethiopia sedimentary basins are located between old and new discovery areas in the Middle East (Yemen), the East Africa Rift System (Kenya),the Melut and Muglad basins (Sudan and South Sudan). Sedimentary basins cover more than 30 percent of the entire country and the known basins include: Ogaden basin, The Abay/Blue Nile basin, The Gambela basin, …

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LUKE OUKO ON HOW TO PROTECT YOUR BUSINESS AND BRAND IT FOR SUCCESS

According to Luke Ouko, if you have a product, your product is your brand and can sustain you. If you wholly deliver services, you become the brand, and then it becomes necessary for you to learn how to brand yourself for success. Luke Ouko emphasizes that product integrity is a bit easier to maintain than integrity …

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Key energy leaders to explore investment as the key to unlocking Africa’s untapped potential

Leading figures within the African energy scene will convene at the 9th Annual Africa Energy Indaba, the World Energy Council’s annual African regional meeting, to discuss how best to unlock investment to develop an energy infrastructure road map for Africa. The World Energy Council will be holding a number of high-level ministerial meetings as part …

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Cargostore to open DNV offshore operations in Africa

Global shipping container provider, Cargostore Worldwide Trading Ltd is to develop its DNV offshore operations on the African continent with Kenya a likely base for operations. Although no location has been decided Cargostore managing director Justin Farrington Smith says East Africa is cited as a likely base of operations for its DNV Offshore being a major centre …

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Maritime Delimitation Case in the Indian Ocean (Somalia v. Kenya) – Analysis

By Berryl Claire Asiago 1.Introduction A sixteen-judge bench on the 2nd of February, delivered its preliminary “Judgment”. The judgement was based on the initial objections raised by Kenya in the case concerning Maritime Delimitation in the Indian Ocean (Somalia v. Kenya). The questions raised by Kenya, involved the invoking of the compulsory jurisdiction of the …

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Diversification, consolidation and ongoing efficiency measures will be hallmarks of oil and gas sector in 2017

New research by DNV GL, the technical advisor to the oil and gas industry, shows oil and gas companies seeking to rebalance business portfolios and reorganizing for a new era. In a period of drawn-out recovery, almost half (49%) of senior oil and gas professionals surveyed expect their businesses to diversify into, or invest more …

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What could you use to help drill for oil?

Oil and natural gas wells have traditionally been drilled vertically with depths ranging from a few thousand feet to as deep as five miles. Currently, advances in drilling technology allow oil and natural gas companies to reach more unique ways while reducing environmental impact. The British for example have officials using aid money to support …

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AfDB approves $100M to seed the establishment of $500M Facility for Energy Inclusion

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a financing package of USD 100 million, comprising USD 50 million equity and USD 50 million convertible senior loan, to seed the Facility for Energy Inclusion (FEI), a pan-African renewable energy debt fund. The investment, which is expected to catalyze energy access for …

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The Africa Energy and Technology Conference Kicks off in Nairobi

The Africa Energy and Technology Conference organized by the Society for petroleum engineers and the American Association of Petroleum Geologists kicked off today with the assistant secretary for fossil energy at the U.S department of energy Christopher Smith offering the keynote address on Powering Africa through Natural Gas & LNG options with emphasis on public …

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