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Swala Energy JV Partners Risk Losing Kilosa-Kilombero in Tanzania

Kilosa-Kilombero block operator Swala and joint venture partners Otto Energy, Tata Petrodyne and MV Upstream are in the risk of losing their license with every indication they are likely to … Read More

Tata Petrodyne Farm-in behind Swala, Otto Energy dispute in Tanzania

A simmering dispute between two Australian companies Swala and Otto Energy in Tanzania could have emanated from a failed joint farm-down by Tata Petrodyne Limited. According to Swala Energy in … Read More

Trump win brings potential for significant oil and gas policy effects, says GlobalData

Will Scargill, GlobalData’s Senior Oil & Gas Analyst covering Upstream Fiscal & Regulatory Regimes says: “Donald Trump’s election as the 45th President of the United States may have significant effects … Read More

Swala Energy Pushes Tanzania’s Kito 1 Drilling Pushed to 2017

Swala Oil & Gas (Tanzania) plc has announced that it will not be drilling the Kito-1 exploration well in the Kilosa-Kilombero licence during 2016 as originally envisaged in part because … Read More

Lobbyists want Kenya’s Early Oil Project Scrutinized

The Kenya Civil Society Platform on Oil and Gas (KCSPOG) has questioned the overwhelming government backing of the early oil pilot scheme (EOPS) project a no profit making venture that … Read More

Mozambique President Sacks Energy Minister

Mozambique president Filipe Nyusi has sacked Energy Minister Pedro Couto who has headed the docket since January 2015 at a crucial time when the country is preparing to enter the … Read More

Otto Energy pushes to Remove Swala Energy as Operator in Tanzania’s Kilosa-Kilombero License

Otto Energy Ltd through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Otto Energy (Tanzania) Pty Ltd, has said  it wants current operator Pangani and Kilosa-Kilombero licenses relieved off its role after defaulting in various … Read More

Public hearings on Somalia Kenya Maritime Delimitation Case Set for September

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) will in mid-September commence public hearings in the case concerning Maritime Delimitation in the Indian Ocean (Somalia v. Kenya) with the focus solely on … Read More

Kenya’s Annual Receipts Could Reach $3 Billion Annually Once Oil Price Rebounds

A discussion paper dubbed “Potential Government Revenues from Turkana Oil” released in April 2016 estimate that annual receipts to the Government of Kenya could range from $800 million to as … Read More