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Ghana: Bolstering Local Content and Optimising Technology Transfer

Jun 24th, 2022 -

Ghana’s upstream oil and gas activities dominate the debate on local content policies. This has led the country in recent years to pay special attention on technology transfer towards Indigenous Ghanaian Companies (IGCs), in order to revamp their participation in this important segment of the country’s economy.

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Angola, Africa’s new Heavyweight Hydrocarbons Producer

Jun 27th, 2022

Angola continues to surprise and lead in the African continent. The OPEC member has become Africa’s largest oil producer, overtaking Nigeria, after a series of discoveries across the last few years. The nation not only boasts a wealth of world-class projects operated by leading international companies in the industry, it has revitalised its bidding process to increase transparency and initiated regional cooperation in the downstream sector. The nation bears all the hallmarks for successful investment.

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Recent Solar Energy Projects and Investments in Asia-Pacific

Jun 20th, 2022

The following is a breakdown of recent solar energy projects and investments in the Asia-Pacific region, which are expected to come online in the next few months/years.

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Upcoming Latin American Energy Projects and Investments

Jun 17th, 2022

The following is a breakdown of influential energy projects and investments taking place in 5 Latin American countries, destined to begin operations in the next few years.

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Sierra Leone: Reaching Success Through Data, Following in the Footsteps of Neighbouring Countries and Regional Collaboration

Jun 13th, 2022

Sierra Leone continues to focus on attracting investment towards its offshore exploration endeavours through International Oil Companies (IOCs), aiming at previously acquired data, understanding and pursuing recent E&P success stories in other Western African countries, and further developing relationships with its neighbours.

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Uruguay, Land of Conventional and Non-Conventional Opportunities

Jun 10th, 2022

Uruguay is mostly known as a non-hydrocarbon producing nation, but growth in exploration in the past decade, plus an enviable experience in finalising energy negotiations, have positioned the country perfectly to engage international E&P companies and investors in green energy. The nation, situated between the continental giants of Argentina and Brazil, has a longstanding history of self-sufficiency, and is currently looking to counter the strains in the global hydrocarbon supply chain by investing heavily in its own resources.

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Algeria's Search for Foreign Partners and New Opportunities

Jun 3th, 2022

The following article will guide you through the hydrocarbon treasure trove on the banks of the Mediterranean, new regulatory changes, Sonatrach's immense local participation, opportunities for European, Asian and U.S. oil and gas companies, and a must needed shift to shale.

Interview

Interview with the Caltech Group, a Timorese Pioneer

Jun 6th, 2022

In this interview, Sheila Abilio Corte Real de Caldas, Co-founder, Proprietor & Advisor at the Caltech Group, discusses the company's extensive experience in the Timorese market, highlighted projects, the importance of local talent, achieving Net-Zero ambitions and their most recent objectives on the island.

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Argentinian Offshore Exploration, Key Element for Self-Sufficiency and Global Energy Participation

May 30th, 2022

Positive results over its internal offshore E&P debate, current concession extensions, and increasing institutional support, all point towards Argentina becoming a self-sufficient energy producer and a global energy player.

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Interview with the Petroleum Directorate of Sierra Leone on the 5th Offshore Licensing Round

May 27th, 2022

In this interview, the Director General of The Petroleum Directorate of Sierra Leone (PDSL), Mr. Foday Mansaray, sat down with IN-VR to discuss the announcement of the nation’s newest and most exciting Licensing Round.

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Sierra Leone, a New Decade of Exploration and Discoveries

May 23th, 2022

The Petroleum Directorate of Sierra Leone’s recent announcement of its 5th Licensing Round has turned heads within investment circles due to the vast extent of acreage on offer & this acreage’s prospectivity. Sierra Leone’s new dawn is attracting immediate attention for the following reasons

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Ghana, the Rising Star in the West

May 20th, 2022

Added to a continuous government participation, political and economic stability, and a constantly growing GDP, updates in LNG, downstream, renewables, Net-Zero targets and lithium are beginning to place Ghana on the map.

Interview

Interview with Brazil's ANP

May 16th, 2022

In this interview, Ronan Ávila, Deputy Superintendent of Geological and Economic Assessment - SAG at the Brazilian National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels (ANP) discusses Brazil’s third permanent offer bid round, ongoing onshore and offshore opportunities, and the expected effects of the country’s New Gas Law.

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Saudi Arabia's Downstream Developments: a Rising Downstream Kingdom

May 13th, 2022

Following its USD $2 trillion market cap and an average production of 9.2 million barrels of oil per day in 2020, Saudi Aramco is paving the way for KSA's downstream segment.

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Ivory Coast, The New African Contender

May 9th, 2022

In September 2021 ENI had a major oil and gas offshore discovery in its CI-101 Block, which is expected to enter production in Q2 2023.

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Brazilian Pre-Salt: A Gateway to Opportunities and Investment in 2022

Apr 25th, 2022

Brazil has become one of the leading players in the oil and gas industry. What has made the country such an attractive country for investment?

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How Argentina is Changing its Gas Industry for Investors

Feb 1th, 2022

One of the biggest priorities in the Argentinian energy agenda is the development of a gas and energy transition-focused industry, generating new projects and incoming LNG investment.

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