February 8, 2019
The State Actor
This article was originally published in the Africa Energy Series: Equatorial Guinea book. Equatorial Guinea’s national oil company GEPetrol has growing influence in areas from policy and personnel training to oilfield operations. GEPetrol, Equatorial Guinea’s state-owned oil company, is increasing its active participation in the oil and gas sector, playing key roles in upcoming upstream […]
February 7, 2019
Equatorial Guinea Confirms Launch of Mining, Oil and Gas Licensing Rounds
Image: Financetime.org By Anine Kilian, Contributing Editor Equatorial Guinea Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons Gabriel Obiang Lima on Thursday further confirmed that the country will launch the EGRonda 2019 Mining Licensing Rounds and Oil and Gas Licensing in April. Speaking to CNBC Africa, the Minster said: “In April at the Year of Energy 2019 conference, […]
February 4, 2019
Guaranteed future
This article was originally published in the Africa Energy Series: Equatorial Guinea book. His Excellency Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea What are the key achievements of Equatorial Guinea in the energy sector in the last 50 years? In Equatorial Guinea, we believe that the petroleum reserves in the country […]
January 29, 2019
APPO promotes infrastructural collaboration in Africa
Image: CNBC.com During the ongoing Nigeria International Petroleum Summit in Abuja, the President of the African Petroleum Producers Organization (APPO) Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu said the organization would mobilize $2 billion in resources to fund infrastructural collaboration in Africa in efforts to develop the hydrocarbons sector. “The whole idea is to mobilize between $1 billion and […]
January 28, 2019
RoyalGate Energy Extends License on Block Z in Equatorial
The company plans to drill in Block Z Equatorial Guinea’s block Z holds an estimated 3.6 tcf of gas RoyalGate is also interested in Angola’s marginal field licensing round 28 January 2019, Houston Texas-– African independent RoyalGate Energy has been granted an extension on its Block Z license in Equatorial Guinea, with plans to commence […]
January 25, 2019
Equatorial Guinea: National event organization meets with organizing committee
Image credit: Peter Sillitoe The National Event Organization Committee held a meeting with the Organizing Committee of the ‘Year of Energy’ on Thursday. The Minister presented the program of events to be held in the country’s capital, Malabo, and requested cooperation between Ministries. The ‘Year of Energy’ initiative seeks to position Equatorial Guinea as both […]
January 21, 2019
A New Path
This article was originally published in the Africa Energy Series: Equatorial Guinea book. Equatorial Guinea emerged from the oil price crash with a renewed vision and purpose. As Equatorial Guinea turns 50, its oil and gas industry is going through a profoundly transformative moment. Since the oil price crisis of 2014, the Ministry of Mines […]
January 17, 2019
Extend the value chain
This article was originally published in the Africa Energy Series: Equatorial Guinea book. Equatorial Guinea has a successful history of implementing large gas utilization projects. A new crop of projects, some with regional reach, will be built on the success of the Punta Europa gas complex. The upstream sector, while continuously attracting new entrants and […]
January 14, 2019
APPO and African Producers Call for Unity, Cooperation and Reform at Cape VII Congress & Exhibition
• Speakers at APPO Cape VII Congress and Exhibition include ministers of all African oil producers and global oil and gas explorers, producers and service companies. • The conference highlights regional cooperation in African energy with the theme ‘Pathways to Shared Prosperity in the African Petroleum Industry’. • Organized by Africa Oil & Power, APPO […]
December 27, 2018
Custodian of Gas Resources
This article was originally published in the Africa Energy Series: Equatorial Guinea book. Juan Antonio Ndong Ondo, Director General, Sonagas As a state-owned company, all income generated by Sonagas goes to the national treasury. Equatorial Guinea’s economy, being based on hydrocarbons activities, relies on the revenues from the national oil and gas companies. The contributions […]
December 26, 2018
On the Consumer Side
This interview was originally published in the Africa Energy Series: Equatorial Guinea book GEPetrol Servicios, a subsidiary of state- owned GEPetrol, is working to supply the country’s retail fuel needs, competing with international provider Total. Eliseo Nzeng Eneme Onvoa, Director General, GEPetrol Servicios What have been the important milestones in the establishment of the company? We […]
December 24, 2018
For a Stronger Equatorial Guinea
Over the years, Equatorial Guinea has been making its way towards economic prosperity. Now celebrating its 50th year anniversary of independence, the small nation continues to strive forward. It is no secret that Equatorial Guinea’s economic expansion is very recent in nature. Up until the 1990s very few households had access to electricity. In the […]
December 20, 2018
A Generation Leap
This article was originally published in the Africa Energy Series: Equatorial Guinea book Where do you see Equatorial Guinea making the biggest strides in the energy sector? The changes in the sector have been enormous, especially with regards to electrification. The status of the sector at the beginning of independence in 1968 was completely different […]
December 17, 2018
Lifting Africa’s Voice
Equatorial Guinea emerges as a dedicated advocate for African interests in the energy sector in 2019. On paper, Equatorial Guinea is a small country — with a total population of just 1.2 million (Russia’s population is 144 million), a GDP of $12.5 billion (the US comes in at $19 trillion) and an oil production of […]
December 14, 2018
How Africa Can Compete
H.E. Mahaman Laouan Gaya, Secretary General of the African Petroleum Producers’ Organization (APPO), speaks to AOP about his vision of the future for African explorers and producers, and the importance of recent reforms to the 18-member group. Join H.E. Gaya and regional ministers of petroleum for the APPO Cape VII conference in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, […]
December 12, 2018
GEPetrol joins the Year of Energy 2019 as a Platinum Sponsor
The Equatorial Guinea Year of Energy 2019 initiative is pleased to announce that GEPetrol, the state owned oil company of Equatorial Guinea, is a Platinum Sponsor for all Year of Energy 2019 events. About GEPetrol GEPetrol was established in 2002 by presidential decree and is responsible for managing the state’s participation in the upstream sector, […]
EG Ronda 2019 joins Year of Energy 2019 as Platinum Sponsor
Year of Energy 2019 is proud to announce that EG Ronda 2019 will sponsor all Year of Energy initiatives in 2019. About EG Ronda 2019 Following Equatorial Guinea’s successful 2016 licensing round, the Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons is launching the EG Ronda 2019. In 2017, at the close of the last bidding round, seven […]
GECF 5th Gas Summit Promotional Video
Image: www.esa.int Next year in Malabo the Gas Exporting Countries Forum 5th Gas Summit will take place, as well the 2nd International Gas Seminar. The GECF is an international governmental organization which provides the framework for the exchange of experiences and information among Member Countries. GECF is a meeting of the main gas producers of the […]
APPO CAPE VII Promotional video
Image: Storm Geo The petroleum industry leaders of all African Petroleum Producers’ Organization nations meet in Malabo in April 2019, representing the largest and most influential gathering of oil and gas ministers on the African continent. APPO CAPE VII is where the decisions are made that will guide the growth of Africa’s energy business. Watch […]
December 11, 2018
Equatorial Guinea Primed for Huge Growth as Host of 2019 ‘Year of Energy’
2019 to be bumper year for Equatorial Guinea’s oil and gas sector, with Year of Energy initiative providing impetus for intra-African cooperation 11 new oil and gas wells to be drilled in 2019, with $2.4 billion investment Emphasis placed on economic diversification, underscored by energy sector growth Malabo, Equatorial Guinea —After a year of sector […]
December 10, 2018
Harnessing the Power of Oil and Gas
*This article was originally published in the Africa Energy Series: Equatorial Guinea book. Noble Energy, operator of the Alen and Aseng fields, and a partner in the Alba field and Punta Europa gas processing facilities, has a history of more than two decades in Equatorial Guinea. It is involved in projects across the value chain, […]
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