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The Africa Business Centre (ABC) provides the intelligence, guidance and advice essential to companies wishing to enter the difficult energy markets of Africa and is widely regarded as the UK's leading support mechanism.




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Consultancy - We are pleased to advise you that Jon Woodwards has joined us as a consultant with the expertise to offer you one-to-one paid for consultancy in African markets.  Jon is a director of the international trade consultancy Your Export Solutions Ltd and has over 40 years of hands-on experience in engineering, business development, management and commercial roles. He has strong national and international trade networks.

He advises and guides on the many aspects of international trading that so often present complexity and cost to businesses including export licencing, trade and regulatory compliance, trade documentation, Customs regimes, import duties and trade taxes. As a former International Business Director of the Chamber he has a strong understanding of
the needs of local businesses. He specialises in overseas market entry and as the former Director of the Africa Business Centre has an in-depth understanding of Sub-Saharan oil and gas markets.




Oil & Gas Surveys 

Survey of International Activity in the Oil & Gas Sector 2012/13


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Africa Information 


Ghana expects big production boost by 2018

Uganda Delays Licensing Deadline

OneSubsea to provide equipment for Taurus Libra offshore Egypt

ENI adds Cinguvu to deepwater Angola production

GDF SUEZ announces natural gas discovery in Algeria

Eni announces record level
of oil production achieved in Egypt’s Western Desert

Mozambique Delays Oil, Gas Bid Round until July 30

DW - Africa to dominate deepwater capex over the next 5 years

Statoil and ExxonMobil Strike Mega #8 Offshore Tanzania

Ethiopia Eyes Gas Production - Exports by 2017

UTEC to provide survey services to Total's Moho Nord project offshore Congo

Africa's Oil 'Sweet Spots' Still Viable After Price Rout

Fifteen blocks up for grabs offshore Angola

Angola Hopes to Turn Around Falling Oil, Gas Output

Executive Perspective on Uganda's First Licensing Round

Uganda Announces First Petroleum Licensing Round

Eni gets Angola extension  

Eni takes two deepwater concessions offshore Egypt

China agrees to boost infrastructure investment in Kenya 

Tullow Oil doubles its estimate ot its discovery in Kenya's South Lokichar basin to 600 million barrels

High Value Opportunities (HVOs) are arising in Tanzania, Mozambique, Kenya and Uganda. 

World Bank Group to provide $1.2 billion to improve infrastructure and competitiveness of East African Community

Ophir finds deepwater

gas in Tende offshore Tanzania

Eni awards Mozambique
FLNG consultancy study

Island nations off
East Africa hold frontier exploration potential

FMC commissions
subsea equipment for Bonga North West offshore Nigeria

Ghana gives Eni the
OK for $6-billion offshore gas project

Shell commissions
replacement oil pipeline offshore Gabon






Webinars and Blogs



“Jeff Bamford: Doing Business in Kenya”


High-Growth Markets Webinar Series - UKTI

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Trade Missions


Trade Mission to East Africa


Our recent Trade Mission to Kenya and Uganda (23 - 27 March 2015) in conjunction with London Chamber of Commerce International was very successful.  Full details will follow shortly...