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Colombia’s Leading Roadmaps for Regional Leadership in Energy Transition
February 18, 2024

Colombia’s Leading Roadmaps for Regional Leadership in Energy Transition

Although Colombia has had an exponential growth in regards to solar and wind projects in the past few years, the country’s green landscape is expected to continue to grow through the development of hydrogen and offshore wind projects. The following article will touch base on the potential and advances made in each of these segments.
Argentina to Compete in the Global Lithium Battery Production Market
February 18, 2024

Argentina to Compete in the Global Lithium Battery Production Market

In August 2022, the President of Y-TEC (YPF-Tecnología), Roberto Salvarezza, stated that next December the production of cells for lithium batteries will start in Argentina, a project deployed by YPF that aims to develop "from the salt flats to the batteries". The following article will review the company’s plans ahead of this important decision.
Colombia’s Safe Wager on Geothermal Energy
February 18, 2024

Colombia’s Safe Wager on Geothermal Energy

Given that Colombia aims to reduce its carbon emissions by 51% by 2030 and to be carbon neutral by 2050, the country has invested heavily in becoming the region’s leader when it comes to energy transition. Leaving other Non-Conventional Renewable Energy Sources aside, the country’s geothermal potential is evident, and has recently attracted the attention of the public and private sectors alike.
Securing Self-supply and Energy Development in Argentina Through the Gas.Ar 4 and Gas.Ar 5 Plans
February 18, 2024

Securing Self-supply and Energy Development in Argentina Through the Gas.Ar 4 and Gas.Ar 5 Plans

In September 2022, the Argentine government announced the extension until 2028 of the natural gas production incentive scheme that will guarantee up to 14 million cubic meters per day to supply the Néstor Kirchner pipeline. The construction of the Néstor Kirchner Gas Pipeline is a clear sign that the country is moving forward in the consolidation of the infrastructure that will guarantee the domestic supply and the availability of exportable gas from the qualitative increase in production.
Europe’s Natural Gas Strategy Amidst Russian Gas Flow Halts
February 18, 2024

Europe’s Natural Gas Strategy Amidst Russian Gas Flow Halts

The European Union’s (EU) natural gas import dependency from outside of the EU was 84% in 2020, with Russia supplying 40% of total imports of natural gas. Taking the current Russia-Ukraine-NATO crisis, the following article will touch base on the efforts currently being taken by the European continent in order to mitigate risks and reduce its foreign dependency on natural gas in the short-to-middle-term.
Sierra Leone’s Recent Performance Developments
February 18, 2024

Sierra Leone’s Recent Performance Developments

Recent developments in Sierra Leone, primarily driven by economic growth, among other important factors, have all allowed the country to design a medium-term strategy that will likely bolster its performance among Western African countries.
Nigeria’s Energy Transition Plan
February 18, 2024

Nigeria’s Energy Transition Plan

Nigeria, already a political and economic leader on the continent, seeks to take the lead in just and equitable climate action. The following article will focus on the country’s Energy Transition Plan (ETP), which plans to help the nation achieve carbon neutrality by 2060.
Mauritania’s LNG Wealth as a Mean to Boost Economic Growth and Address Regional Challenges
February 18, 2024

Mauritania’s LNG Wealth as a Mean to Boost Economic Growth and Address Regional Challenges

The African country is positioning itself as a major player in the gas market. The development of this industry could have a favourable impact on the national economy if the government plays its cards right.
Mozambique, the World’s Newest LNG-Producing Country
February 18, 2024

Mozambique, the World’s Newest LNG-Producing Country

Following the introduction of feed gas to the plant in June 2022, Coral-Sul FLNG started producing LNG on October 2 2022 from the 3.4 million tonnes per annum facility, adding Mozambique to the LNG-producing countries.
Main Projects Propelling Uganda in Eastern Africa
February 18, 2024

Main Projects Propelling Uganda in Eastern Africa

Since 2018 Uganda has been protagonist to a series of upstream, midstream and downstream projects that have led it to become a prospective oil nation in Eastern Africa. The following article will touch base on the country’s Tilenga and Kingfisher projects and the subsequent East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP), as well as the Albertine Graben Refinery Consortium (AGRC), and the Kabaale (Hoima) Industrial Park.
Developing an Enduring Timorese Local Content
February 18, 2024

Developing an Enduring Timorese Local Content

For the past decade, IN-VR has been working closely with the Timorese government to help boost local content participation and contend the ever growing involvement of International Energy Companies (IECs) throughout the island. The following are some of the initiatives led by both parties in the past few years, as well as some of the topics discussed during the latest IN-VR energy and mining summit conducted in Timor-Leste.
Highlighting the Sierra Leone Basin’s Potential: a Geological Approach
February 18, 2024

Highlighting the Sierra Leone Basin’s Potential: a Geological Approach

Recent successful deepwater discoveries in South America, significantly better reservoir quality than previously indicated, and an increase in deepwater global investments, all point towards Sierra Leone and the Sierra Leone Basin being an excellent opportunity to enter the exciting area of the Equatorial Atlantic Margin.
Morocco: How to Succeed in Decarbonizing an Economy and Reaching Climate Resilience Targets
February 18, 2024

Morocco: How to Succeed in Decarbonizing an Economy and Reaching Climate Resilience Targets

The following article will touch base on Morocco’s regional leadership in energy-related investment, focusing on renewables, green hydrogen, and European and African cooperation to decarbonize its national economy, and reach its climate resilience targets.
USD $2 Billion Expected to be Raised by Ecuador’s XIII Oil Round
February 18, 2024

USD $2 Billion Expected to be Raised by Ecuador’s XIII Oil Round

In October 2022, the Ecuadorian Minister of Energy and Non-Renewable Natural Resources, Xavier Vera, announced that 16 international oil companies are potentially interested in investing in 6 exploratory blocks in Ecuador that could add up to 24,000 barrels of crude per day to national output.
Oman’s New Green Hydrogen Regime
February 18, 2024

Oman’s New Green Hydrogen Regime

Both the government and foreign investors have recognised Oman’s potential to develop green hydrogen (based on renewable energy sources). In 2020, the country initiated plans for its first green hydrogen project as more countries and firms look to clean fuels to help solve the challenge of decarbonising economies.
Interview with Ademir Ramírez, Director Minerals & Metals at Ausenco
February 18, 2024

Interview with Ademir Ramírez, Director Minerals & Metals at Ausenco

The following is an interview with Ademir Ramírez, Director Minerals & Metals at Ausenco, touching base on the company's role in Argentina's mining sector, new technologies being incorporated, sustainability and ESG performance, and short-to-medium term objectives in this country.
The Uruguayan Open Round for Onshore and Offshore E&P, and Offshore Green Hydrogen and Wind Tender Rounds
February 18, 2024

The Uruguayan Open Round for Onshore and Offshore E&P, and Offshore Green Hydrogen and Wind Tender Rounds

The following article will cover in-depth information on the 2022 Open Uruguay Round, as well as information on the proposed Uruguayan offshore green hydrogen and wind tender rounds that would take place next year.
A Historical Maritime Border Agreement in the Mediterranean
February 18, 2024

A Historical Maritime Border Agreement in the Mediterranean

Lebanese President Michel Aoun and Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid recently signed a maritime border demarcation agreement on 27 October 2022. The United States-brokered pact will allow the 2 nations to share offshore energy exploration fields and marks a diplomatic end to decades of hostility between the two countries, which are technically at war.
Interview with Mariano Mercado, Commercial Manager at Contreras
February 18, 2024

Interview with Mariano Mercado, Commercial Manager at Contreras

The following is an interview with Mariano Mercado, Commercial Manager at Contreras, touching base on the company's role in Argentina's lithium industry, services offered, and short-to-medium term objectives in this country.
Strategic Services Propelling Mauritania Onto the Global Stage
February 18, 2024

Strategic Services Propelling Mauritania Onto the Global Stage

The following article will touch base on the relationship forged in the past few months between the British energy consulting firm IN-VR, and Mauritania’s Ministry of Petroleum, Mines and Energy (MPME) in order to help position the West African nation at the forefront of the energy transition.
Brazil’s Top 15 Onshore and Offshore Oil & Gas Projects
February 21, 2024

Brazil’s Top 15 Onshore and Offshore Oil & Gas Projects

Brazil is one of the world's largest producers of oil and gas, with vast reserves both onshore and offshore. The country's energy sector is crucial to its economic growth, and significant investments have been made in recent years to develop its oil and gas industry. Here are Brazil's top 10 onshore and offshore oil and gas projects.
Argentina’s New Renewables Tender: RenMDI
February 21, 2024

Argentina’s New Renewables Tender: RenMDI

The following article will cover Argentina’s new RenMDI tender, which expects to add renewable energy to the national electricity system after 3 years of stagnation.
Mexico, One of America’s Undisputed Energy Giants
February 21, 2024

Mexico, One of America’s Undisputed Energy Giants

The following article will cover Mexico’s oil and gas and renewable energy sectors, opportunities currently available in each one, Mexico’s Development Program of the National Electrical System, as well as the country’s upcoming USD $48 billion Sonora Plan.
The Role of International Partnerships in North Africa’s Oil and Gas Sector
March 21, 2024

The Role of International Partnerships in North Africa’s Oil and Gas Sector

The article provides a comprehensive analysis of the strategic, economic, and technological significance of North Africa in the global oil and gas sector, with a focus on the role of international partnerships
North Africa’s Energy Renaissance: A Hub of Potential and Progress
February 17, 2024

North Africa’s Energy Renaissance: A Hub of Potential and Progress

North Africa's Energy Renaissance: A Hub of Potential and Progress" explores the dynamic shift occurring in North Africa's energy landscape, revealing a region at the cusp of a significant transformation. This in-depth article examines how North Africa, traditionally known for its rich oil and gas reserves, is now pivoting towards a more diverse energy portfolio
North Africa’s Oil and Gas Industry: A Bright Future in 2024
February 17, 2024

North Africa’s Oil and Gas Industry: A Bright Future in 2024

This article provides an in-depth analysis of the prospects and developments in North Africa's oil and gas industry for the year 2024, emphasizing its resilience and potential for growth despite various challenges
Top 4 key points from Chairman Bengdara’s fireside chat at COP28
February 17, 2024

Top 4 key points from Chairman Bengdara’s fireside chat at COP28

This article discusses Libya's National Oil Corporation's (NOC) innovative initiatives and strategic plans in the context of the COP28 climate summit, focusing on sustainability, production increase, and licensing rounds
Developing Mauritania’s National and International Communications Strategy: a Monumental Milestone
February 18, 2024

Developing Mauritania’s National and International Communications Strategy: a Monumental Milestone

The following article covers IN-VR's collaboration with the World Bank and the Mauritanian government in the development of a national and international communications strategy to promote and mobilise Mauritania's vast energy potential.
Cyprus and its Bet on Natural Gas in the Mediterranean
February 18, 2024

Cyprus and its Bet on Natural Gas in the Mediterranean

The following article will cover Cypriot KODAP’s current plans and future projects, the island’s proposed switch to natural gas, and renewables in transport, and the recent offshore gas discovery made by TotalEnergies and Eni off the country’s coast that could boost Cyprus’ commitment to natural gas in years to come.