Archive for the ‘Total’ Category

TotalEnergies Plots Drilling Giant Prospect Off Papua New Guinea Coast

Via Upstream Online, a report on TotalEnergies’ plans to explore a potentially giant prospect offshore Papua New Guinea: French supermajor TotalEnergies is planning in 2024 to eventually drill a high-impact potentially giant prospect offshore Papua New Guinea, the spudding of which has already been derailed for some four years — not least because of the […]

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In Iraq and Algeria, TotalEnergies Signs Major Deals

Via Al Monitor, an article on new deals between Iraq and TotalEnergies that aim to help Iraq fix its longstanding power issues: French energy giant TotalEnergies has signed major deals with Algeria and Iraq in the past two days. Iraq’s Ministry of Oil and TotalEnergies signed a long-delayed $27 billion deal aimed at developing Iraq’s energy sector. […]

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Namibia Becomes Oil Drilling Hot-Spot With 13% of Africa’s Rigs

Courtesy of Bloomberg, a look at Namibia’s growing petroleum sector: Namibia’s status as an oil exploration hot-spot was bolstered by the arrival of a third rig, following discoveries last year by TotalEnergies SE and Shell Plc. The Deepsea Mira entered Namibian waters and is preparing to start work for TotalEnergies, according to ship-tracking data compiled […]

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Uganda, Other African Nations Push for Fossil-Fuel Projects

Courtesy of the Wall Street Journal, a report on Uganda’s and other African nations’ fossil fuel ambitions: A herd of elephants stomped through savannah grasslands to the throbbing sounds of bulldozers preparing oil wells that will soon start feeding a 900-mile pipeline from this wildlife and nature reserve. The $10 billion project has become a flashpoint […]

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TotalEnergies CEO To Visit Mozambique To Discuss LNG Restart

Via The Africa Report, report on TotalEnergies efforts to restart its Mozambique LNG project: The head of French energy giant TotalEnergies is expected this week to visit Mozambique, where a multi-billion-dollar gas project has been on hold since a 2021 jihadist attack. CEO Patrick Pouyanne is to fly to the southern African nation to discuss conditions […]

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Calls For A South-North Energy Axis Between Europe and Africa

Courtesy of The Financial Times, an article on growing calls for a south-north energy axis between Europe and Africa: The chief executive of one of Europe’s biggest oil and gas companies has said the EU should look to Africa rather than the US as it seeks to replace Russian energy imports. Claudio Descalzi, who has run […]

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Focusing primarily on The New Seven Sisters - the largely state owned petroleum companies from the emerging world that have become key players in the oil & gas industry as identified by Carola Hoyos, Chief Energy Correspondent for The Financial Times - but spanning other nascent opportunities around the globe that may hold potential in the years ahead, Wildcats & Black Sheep is a place for the adventurous to contemplate & evaluate the emerging markets of tomorrow.