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Eco Atlantic Firms Up Azinam Acquisition Deal

Feb 08, 2022

Oil and gas company Eco Atlantic has signed a firm agreement to acquire the South Africa and Namibia-focused oil firm Azinam, in return for a 16.5% equity stake in the enlarged company. The Sale and Purchase Agreement follows a memorandum of…

Eco Atlantic to Acquire Azinam's Offshore Blocks in Namibia, South Africa

Jan 11, 2022

Oil and gas company Eco Atlantic has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to acquire 100% of Azinam Group including Azinam's entire offshore asset portfolio, in return for a 16.65% equity stake in the enlarged group on completion of the acquisition…

PGS Secures 3D Survey Deal in W. Africa

Dec 13, 2021

Norwegian seismic data firm PGS has said it has secured awarded a 3D exploration contract in West Africa.A Ramform Titan-class vessel is scheduled to start the survey work in early February 2022 and will complete it in mid-March. 'We are very pleased with this contract award…

TotalEnergies Starts Production from CLOV Phase 2, Offshore Angola

Dec 03, 2021

French oil major TotalEnergies said Friday it had started production from the CLOV Phase 2 in Angola, a project connected to the existing CLOV FPSO.Sitting approximately 140 kilometers from the Angolan coast, in water depths from 1,100 to 1…

Shell Enters Impact Oil & Gas' South Africa Offshore Blocks

Aug 31, 2021

Oil major Shell has acquired a share in the Transkei & Algoa blocks offshore South Africa from Impact Oil & Gas.Following completion of the transaction, first agreed on in November 2020, Shell is now the operator of the block with a 50% stake and Impact Oil & Gas owns the remaining 50%…

Total Brings Online Zinia Phase 2 Offshore Angola

May 06, 2021

French oil major Total has started oil production from the Zinia Phase 2 project offshore Angola, connected to the existing Pazflor FPSO.The  Zinia Phase 2 project includes the drilling of nine wells and is expected to reach a production of 40…

South Africa: Azinam, Panoro Enter Africa Energy's Offshore Block 2B

Apr 20, 2021

Oil companies Azinam and Panoro Energy have completed their previously announced acquisitions of stakes in Block 2B offshore South Africa, e containing the A-J1 oil discovery from 1988,  from Africa Energy Corp.Azinam has taken 50 percent and will become the operator…

Kosmos Energy Exploration Head Moves to Apache

Apr 13, 2021

Oil and gas company Apache has appointed Tracey K. Henderson as its Senior Vice President, Exploration. Henderson joins the company from Kosmos Energy, where she served as Chief Exploration Officer. 'While at Kosmos, she contributed to the discovery of the Jubilee Field offshore Ghana…

Kosmos Energy Completes Sale of Frontier Exploration Assets to Shell

Dec 10, 2020

London-listed oil and gas company Kosmos Energy has partially completed the previously announced sale of its frontier offshore oil and gas exploration assets to Shell, with the South Africa transaction expected to complete in 2021.Under the agreement first announced in September…

Africa Energy VP: Luiperd Offshore Discovery Proof South Africa is a World-class Hydrocarbon Spot

Dec 09, 2020

French oil major Total in October struck its second significant discovery offshore South Africa, at the Luiperd-1X well.Luiperd well was drilled to a total depth of about 3,400 meters and encountered 73 meters of net gas condensate pay in well-developed good quality Lower Cretaceous reservoirs…

Shearwater to Shoot Seismic for Total in Senegal

Nov 11, 2020

Marine seismic data acquisition firm Shearwater GeoServices has secured a contract for a large towed streamer 3D acquisition and Fast Track processing project with the French oil major Total in Senegal.The exploration survey covers 5,000 sq…

Shell Farms Into South Africa Offshore Block Near Total's Gas Discoveries

Nov 04, 2020

Privately-owned oil firm Impact Oil & Gas has signed a farm-out agreement with Shell for the 50% working interest and operatorship in the Transkei & Algoa exploration right, offshore South Africa.Transkei & Algoa blocks are located offshore eastern South Africa and cover approximately 45…

Total Makes Another Major Discovery Offshore South Africa

Oct 28, 2020

French oil major Total has struck another major gas condensate discovery offshore South Africa.The company said Wednesday it had made a significant gas condensate discovery on the Luiperd prospect, located on Block 11B/12B in the Outeniqua Basin…

Shell Buys Kosmos' Frontier Exploration Assets for Up to $200M

Sep 09, 2020

Oil and gas company Kosmos Energy said Wednesday it had agreed to sell some of its frontier exploration asset interests to Shell for up to $200 millionShell will acquire Kosmos’ interest in blocks offshore São Tomé & Príncipe, Suriname, Namibia…

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