Oirere, Shem

Oirere, Shem

Shem Oirere is a business journalist specializing on Africa. He has been freelancing since 2008 after many years working for national newspapers in Kenya where he covered all facets of the country's economy as a correspondent, reporter and business editor. He has written extensively on Africa's chemical, construction, energy, water, maritime, agriculture, oil and gas industries,
• Email: shem.oirere@maritimemail.com

Setback for Ophir Energy in Equatorial Guinea

Jan 10, 2019

London-listed Ophir Energy has suffered a major setback on its offshore investment plan in Equatorial Guinea after the country's Ministry of Mines and Hydriocarbons (MMH) declined the company's request to extend Block R licence that expired on December 31…

Sirius Pushes Back Nigeria Work Plan

Jan 02, 2019

Nigeria-focused listed oil and gas development and production company Sirius Petroleum has put off for the third time the planned spud of a second gas well in the Ororo oil field located in the prolific Niger Delta to an indefinite date after a contracted jack-up rig became unavailable…

Africa's FPSO Market Destined for Growth

Dec 27, 2018

Despite the lingering volatility of global commodity prices, Africa's offshore oil and gas industry has continued to expand, albeit not as fast, opening up more market opportunities for floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel manufacturers and suppliers…

Momentum Building Offshore Senegal

Dec 20, 2018

Performance of Senegal’s offshore oil and gas market appears to be gaining momentum as the West African country moves to shed the tag of being an uncertain prospectivity to join the region’s league of oil and gas producers as more international…

Total Ramps Up Mauritania Offshore Assets

Dec 13, 2018

French supermajor Total SA has been awarded two new blocks covering 14,175 square kilometers, offshore Mauritania by the natural resource-rich country's Ministry of Petroleum, Energy and Mines hence boosting the integrated oil and gas company's…

Cote d'Ivoire Deepwater Development Moves Forward

Dec 06, 2018

Independent crude oil and natural gas producer Canadian Natural Resources (CNR) and its joint venture partner in Cote d'Ivoire, Svenska Petroleum, plan to commence the fourth phase of the development of the deepwater Espoir asset in 2019, on…

Tullow Acquires 35% Stake in Comoros PSC

Nov 29, 2018

The wheels of discovering and exploiting hydrocarbon resources offshore the Union of the Comoros, off Africa's east coast, may have been moving albeit slowly since 2008 when the government first invited bids for exploration of oil and gas in the Indian Ocean's volcanic archipelago…

Congo Unveils More Enticing Offshore Exploration Opportunities

Nov 22, 2018

Congo (Brazzaville), sub Saharan Africa's third largest oil producer, has intensified its campaign to promote the country's offshore drilling and exploration investment opportunities.The Ministry of Hydrocarbons hopes to ride on the new hydrocarbons…

Mubadala Picks Up Second Deal in Offshore Egypt

Nov 15, 2018

The Abu Dhabi-based international oil and gas company Mubadala Petroleum has scored a second win in its drive to entrench its upstream investments in Egypt after signing a sale agreement with Italian giant Eni for a 20 percent stake in the Nour North Sinai Offshore Area concession…

Optimistic Tower Resources Returns to Namibia

Nov 08, 2018

Three years after Tower Resources and its partners relinquished their assets in Namibia, the company has returned after signing a new Petroleum Agreement it previously promised shareholders and which gives it an 80 percent operated interest…

Panoro Energy's High Tunisia Expectations

Nov 01, 2018

An optimistic London-based independent exploration and production company Panoro Energy ASA is getting ready to commence an ambitious hydrocarbons search program in its newly found Tunisian market barely three months after it acquired DNO Tunisia Exploration AS…

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