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Nigeria and Angola Responsible for Nearly Half of OPEC+ Oil Supply Gap

May 06, 2022

Almost half the shortfall in planned oil supply by OPEC and its allies is down to Nigeria and Angola, data seen by Reuters shows, reflecting a number of factors including moves by Western oil majors away from African projects.OPEC and its allies, known as OPEC+, pumped 1.45 million barrels per day (bpd) - equal to 1.5% of world supply - below its target in March, the OPEC+ figures seen by Reuters show…

Shell Wraps Up Bonga FPSO Maintenance in Nigeria

Nov 18, 2022

Shell has completed a scheduled maintenance at its 200,000 barrels-per-day Bonga deep water storage and offloading vessel in Nigeria, a spokesperson said.The Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company said in a statement late on Thursday that the maintenance was completed in 22 days…

Nigeria Planning Auction for Seven Deep Offshore Oil Blocks

Oct 31, 2022

Nigeria is planning to auction seven deep offshore oil blocks, 15 years since the last ones were auctioned, the upstream regulator said on Saturday. Apart from marginal fields, Nigeria last conducted bidding for 45 oil blocks in 2007 even when…

One Month Extension for Yinson's Adoon FPSO in Nigeria

Oct 24, 2022

Malaysian FPSO leasing firm Yinson has secured a one-month contract extension for its Adoon FPSO with Addax Petroleum in Nigeria.The deal between Sinopec's Addax and Yinson's Adoon Pte. Ltd. extends the FPSO's tenure to November 16, 2022.  The extension is worth $3…

PHOTO: Blackford Dolphin Drilling Rig En Route to Las Palmas ahead of $96M Nigeria Gig

Oct 21, 2022

Offshore drilling company Dolphin Drilling shared a beautiful photo of its Blackford Dolphin drilling rig being towed from Mexico to Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Spain.Once there, in mid-November, the semi-submersible drilling rig will complete a short recertification and maintenance work scope…

Nigeria's NNPC Renews Oil Contracts to Produce 10 Bln Barrels

Aug 12, 2022

Nigeria's state-owned oil firm NNPC Ltd on Friday renewed oil production sharing agreements with international majors and local firms for five deepwater blocks that officials said could produce up to 10 billion barrels over the next 20 years…

Nigerian President Pulls Approval of Exxon Mobil's Offshore Asset Sale

Aug 11, 2022

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has withheld his initial approval of Exxon Mobil's sale of local offshore shallow water assets to Seplat, his spokesman said on Thursday, after the oil regulator refused to give its consent.Buhari on Monday consented to the $1…

Despite Rumors, Seplat on Track to Buy Exxon's Offshore Fields in Nigeria, Chairman Says

Mar 09, 2022

Nigeria's Seplat Energy is on track to buy Exxon Mobil's offshore shallow water business in the country for $1.28 billion, Seplat's chairman told Reuters on the sidelines of the CERAweek energy conference by S&P Global.The comments come amid…

Seplat to Buy Exxon's Shallow Water Oil and Gas Fields in Nigeria for $1,28B

Feb 25, 2022

Nigerian oil company Seplat has agreed to buy ExxonMobil's shallow water assets in Nigeria via the acquisition of the U.S. oil company's Nigerian subsidiary Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited ('MPNU'), in what Seplat said was a transformational acquisition for the company…

Nigeria Sues JP Morgan for $1.7B over Disputed Offshore Oil Deal

Feb 23, 2022

A London court will on Wednesday begin to hear a lawsuit launched by Nigeria against U.S. bank JP Morgan Chase, claiming more than $1.7 billion for its role in a disputed 2011 oilfield deal.The civil suit filed in the English courts in 2017 relates to the purchase by energy majors Shell RDSa…

Shell Declares Force Majeure on Nigerian Forcados Crude

Dec 23, 2021

Royal Dutch Shell's Nigerian subsidiary SPDC has declared force majeure on exports of Nigerian Forcados crude oil after the obstruction of a tanker path by a malfunctioning barge, the company said in a statement.The action came into effect on…

BW Offshore's FPSO to Stay in Nigeria for One More Year

Nov 08, 2021

Norwegian floating oil and gas production systems owner BW Offshore has secured a one-year contract extension in Nigeria for one of its FPSOs.The contract, with Addax Petroleum Exploration (Nigeria) Ltd, is for the lease and operation of the FPSO Sendje Berge…

As OPEC Reopens the Taps, African Giants Losing Race to Pump More

Sep 27, 2021

Top African oil exporters Nigeria and Angola will struggle to boost output to their OPEC quota levels until at least next year as underinvestment and nagging maintenance problems continue to hobble output, sources at their respective oil firms warn…

Shell Books Valaris Drillship for Operations in Sao Tome and Principe and Namibia

Aug 18, 2021

Offshore drilling firm Valaris has secured contracts with Shell Namibia Upstream B.V. and Shell Sao Tome and Principe B.V. offshore Namibia and Sao Tome and Principe, respectively, for its drillship VALARIS DS-10.The contracts for the 2017-delivered offshore rig are each for one well…

Nigeria's President Buhari Signs Oil Overhaul Bill into Law

Aug 16, 2021

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari signed into law an oil overhaul bill that has been in the works for nearly two decades, a presidential spokesman said on Monday.The package overhauls nearly every aspect of the country's oil and gas production…

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