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Mozambique Unaware of Total, Exxon Offshore Resource Sharing Talks

Nov 27, 2020

Mozambique's National Petroleum Institute said on Friday it had not yet been notified of any intention by ExxonMobil and Total to renegotiate a resource-sharing agreement for their massive LNG projects in the country.Reuters reported earlier…

Tullow Oil Shifts Its Focus to West Africa

Nov 25, 2020

Britain's Tullow Oil will commit 90% of its investments in coming years on its producing offshore oilfields in West Africa and put exploration on the back burner to reduce debt.Tullow, which was set up in the 1980s produce oil and gas in Africa…

Neptune Energy Names New Managing Director for Egypt

Nov 24, 2020

Oil and gas company Neptune Energy has appointed Mohamed Mounes Shahat to the role of Egypt Managing Director, based in Cairo. Mounes, who will start in December, joins Neptune from Egypt’s Ministry of Petroleum, having most recently held the position of Minister’s Advisor for Gas Affairs…

Ivory Coast: Foxtrot to Spend $315M to Increase Its Gas Output

Nov 23, 2020

Ivory Coast-based energy firm Foxtrot International will invest $315 million to increase its gas output by a third by 2022 to meet the West African nation's growing power needs, the firm's general manager told Reuters on Monday.Ivory Coast,…

PetroNor Acquires Offshore Assets in Guinea Bissau

Nov 20, 2020

Oslo-listed oil and gas company PetroNor has acquired SPE Guinea Bissau AB, a Guinea Bissau subsidiary of Sweden-based Svenska Petroleum. The acquisition entitles sub-Saharan Africa focused PetroNor to become the operator of the Sinapa (Block…

Nigerian Crew Boat Owner Opts for Fueltrax

Nov 19, 2020

Fueltrax, a provider of marine fuel management systems, has said that a major Nigerian vessel owner and operator for fast crew boats and security vessels has upgraded two of its onboard electronic fuel monitoring systems to Fueltrax.Fueltrax…

Oil Firms Boost Nigeria Security as Protests, Job Cuts Stoke Tension

Nov 18, 2020

Oil companies have asked security services to tighten surveillance as violent anti-police brutality protests and the expected sacking of hundreds of workers worsen desperation in the region, industry sources told Reuters.Already unemployment…

Vaalco Buys Sasol's Interests in Offshore Assets in Gabon

Nov 18, 2020

Africa-focused oil and gas company Vaalco Energy has agreed to buy Sasol's 27.8%  interest in the Etame Marin block, and a 40% stake in Block DE-8, offshore Gabon. Vaalco said that the acquisition would almost double its total production and reserves…

Nigerian Long Delayed Oil Reform Bill to Pass 'Within Six Months'

Nov 18, 2020

Nigeria's House of Representatives will pass a long-delayed oil reform bill within six months, its speaker said on Tuesday, potentially paving the way for an overhaul of laws governing the country's oil and gas industry.The reforms have been…

Sapura Energy Wins E&C and Drilling Deals Worth $148,4M

Nov 16, 2020

Malaysia's Sapura Energy has, via its engineering & construction and drilling subsidiaries, recently won contracts worth RM611 million (around 148,4 million).Sapura Energy Berhad (“Sapura Energy' or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that…

Nigeria Case Against JP Morgan over OPL 245 Offshore Oil Deal to Go to Trial

Nov 12, 2020

A lawsuit launched by the Nigerian government against U.S. bank JP Morgan Chase, claiming over $1.7 billion for its role in a disputed 2011 oilfield deal, will proceed to trial, London's high court ruled on Thursday.The suit filed in the English…

Ghana Tells Eni, Springfield to Unitize Offshore Oil Fields

Nov 12, 2020

Ghana has imposed terms and conditions for Italian major ENI and Ghanaian operator Springfield E&P to combine their adjacent oil and gas fields, after the parties failed to reach an agreement, according to a letter from the energy ministry.The Oct…

'Bittersweet Exit' - FAR to Sell Stake in Senegal Offshore Block to India's ONGC

Nov 12, 2020

Australian oil and gas company FAR has agreed to sell its stake in Woodside-operated offshore blocks in Senegal, containing the Sangomar development, to India's ONGC Videsh.FAR has been working to sell its Senegal assets for months, as the company…

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…

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