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Eni Buys into Egypt's Habi Offshore Concession

Oct 24, 2019

Italian energy company Eni has bought 70% of Edison's stake in Block 12 of the offshore Habi gas concession in Egypt's eastern Mediterranean, an official at state-owned Egyptian gas company EGAS said on Thursday.The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity…

McDermott to Build SPS for Greater Tortue

Oct 24, 2019

McDermott International announced it has been subcontracted to build subsea production system (SPS) for the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim natural gas project offshore Mauritania and Senegal.'Fabrication for both the SPS and subsea, umbilicals, risers…

Panoro Exits Nigeria

Oct 21, 2019

Panoro Energy said it will no longer operate in Nigeria following a deal to sell its interest in the OML 113 offshore license to PetroNor E&P for $10 million plus a contingent consideration of up to $25 million based on future production volumes…

Dragon Oil to Invest $1 Bln Offshore Egypt

Oct 21, 2019

Dubai-based Dragon Oil Ltd said on Monday it had completed the purchase of BP's oil concessions in Egypt's Gulf of Suez and will invest $1 billion over five years to boost and extend their production.Dragon, owned by Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC)…

Angola Hopes Reforms Will Aid Oil Assets Sales

Oct 17, 2019

Angola is hoping sweeping economic reforms will smooth an ambitious plan to sell key state assets, including stakes in oil company Sonangol, a share of Puma Energy and more than 100 other enterprises.Africa's second biggest oil exporter is in…

S. Africa Legislation Could Spur Offshore Investment

Oct 17, 2019

South Africa is committed to fast-tracking the finalization of the proposal to split the pending Minerals and Petroleum Resources Development Bill to have a separate legislation and specific regulatory framework for the oil and natural gas sector…

Shell Aims to Operate Egypt Concessions in 2020

Oct 17, 2019

Royal Dutch Shell is aiming to start operating in its concession areas in Egypt in the second half of 2020, a senior executive said.Shell won three oil and two gas concessions in Egypt in February.Eni, BP and ExxonMobil also won some of a total…

Springfield Kicks Off Ghana Drilling Campaign

Oct 11, 2019

Springfield Exploration and Production Limited (SEP), a subsidiary of Springfield Group, has spudded the first of its new deepwater wells off the coast of Ghana.After targeting Afina-1x, the Stena Forth drillship will move to drill Oak-1x. The…

Which Way for Gabon's Offshore Sector?

Oct 10, 2019

Gabon, sub-Saharan Africa’s eighth largest oil producer, last week participated in the last of its earlier scheduled nine events held in North America, Asia, Europe and Africa, to popularize the 12th shallow and deep water licensing round with only three months before the bidding process is closed…

Equatorial Guinea Says Currency Caps Will Hurt Energy Prospects

Oct 10, 2019

New currency controls enforced by the Bank of Central African States (BEAC) could ruin the oil and gas industry in the Gulf of Guinea and 'destroy' Equatorial Guinea's economy, the country's oil minister told Reuters on Wednesday.Equatorial Guinea…

Angola Seeks to Reduce Gas Flaring to Capture Revenue

Oct 09, 2019

Angola wants to cash in on the roughly 3 billion cubic feet per day of associated natural gas it produces, most of which is now flared, the petroleum minister said on Wednesday.The announcement of efforts to generate more revenues by reducing…

Senegal Delays Oil Licensing Round

Oct 09, 2019

Senegal has delayed the launch of an oil and gas licensing round due on Wednesday until November 4 as contract documents still need to be finalized, oil minister Mahamadou Makhtar Cisse said.'We need to ensure the legal framework for investors…

Hibiscus Oil Find Bigger than Expected

Oct 04, 2019

Panoro Energy reported drilling results in the Hibiscus Updip well (DHIBM-1), located on Dussafu Marin Permit, offshore Gabon, “have significantly exceeded expectations” the company's CEO John Hamilton said.Panoro and operator BW Energy estimate…

DoJ Drops Shell Investigation

Oct 02, 2019

Royal Dutch Shell said on Wednesday that it had been informed by the U.S. Department of Justice that it had closed its inquiry into Shell over the 2011 $1.3 billion acquisition of a Nigerian offshore oilfield.Shell and Italy's Eni are both currently…

CGG Delivers 4D Seismic for BP

Oct 02, 2019

French-based geophysical services company CGG said it has delivered broadband 4D seismic results ahead of schedule from BP Angola’s latest monitor survey offshore Angola.The enhanced imaging volumes from the Greater Plutonio development in the…

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