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CGG Releases Data from Mozambique Survey

Nov 08, 2018

The fast-track 3D seismic data from CGG’s recent Mozambique multi-client survey in the outer Zambezi Delta Basin is now available for license, the geoscience company announced during Africa Oil Week.The data covers a 15,400 km2 area over blocks Z5-C and Z5-D and surrounding open acreage…

GOIL to Partner in Exxon Deepwater Field

Nov 07, 2018

Ghana has approved state-owned company GOIL as minority local partner for Exxon Mobil's deepwater offshore oilfield, Energy Minister Peter Amewu said on Wednesday.The West African nation is receiving 'huge interest' from international and local…

Gabon Launches Offshore Exploration Round

Nov 07, 2018

Gabon plans to scrap a 35 percent corporate tax on energy companies as part of a revised hydrocarbons law and has launched a new offshore oil and gas exploration licensing round for 34 blocks, Oil Minister Pascal Ambouroue said on Wednesday…

Kosmos Energy, Shell Form Alliance

Nov 05, 2018

Oil and gas exploration and production company Kosmos Energy said that it has entered into a strategic alliance with Shell Exploration Company B.V. to jointly explore in Southern West Africa.Initially, the alliance will focus on Namibia, where…

Bahr Essalam Phase Two to Finish by End 2018

Nov 05, 2018

Seven remaining wells are expected to be online at Libya's Bahr Essalam offshore gas field by the end of the year, the Libyan National Oil Corporation (NOC) said in a statement on Sunday.The statement came after a meeting between NOC Chairman Mustafa Sanalla and Eni CEO Claudio Descalzi…

Petrobras Sells Stake in Africa Unit

Nov 01, 2018

Brazil's Petroleo Brasileiro SA will sell its 50 percent stake in a Nigerian oil and gas exploration venture to a consortium led by top oil trader Vitol for $1.53 billion, the latest step in the state-controlled oil company's debt reduction drive…

Panoro Energy's High Tunisia Expectations

Nov 01, 2018

An optimistic London-based independent exploration and production company Panoro Energy ASA is getting ready to commence an ambitious hydrocarbons search program in its newly found Tunisian market barely three months after it acquired DNO Tunisia Exploration AS…

Polarcus Wins 3D Project in West Africa

Nov 01, 2018

Offshore geophysical firm Polarcus Limited said Thursday it has received an award for a 3D marine seismic acquisition project in West Africa.The award comprises two surveys of approximately three months each, with the first survey expected to commence Q2 2019 and the second survey Q4 2019.

Ghana FSU/FSRU Finally Under Construction

Oct 31, 2018

Ghana's liquefied natural gas (LNG) import project is finally under construction, years after its original inception, with two vessels contracted to store and regasify the fuel by the second quarter of 2020, a project partner said on Wednesday…

UK's Tullow to Ramp Up Ghana Oil Production

Oct 23, 2018

UK-based Tullow Oil aims to ramp up its oil production in Ghana to 180,000 barrels per day by the end of the year, following successful drilling of additional wells, its Ghana head Kweku Awotwi said on Tuesday.Tullow is confident of sustaining peak production from its two oilfields in Ghana…

Pacific Drilling Bags Eni Contract for Offshore Nigeria

Oct 23, 2018

Offshore ultra-deepwater drilling company Pacific Drilling announced that its deepwater drillship the Pacific Bora has been awarded a contract by Nigerian Agip Exploration Limited (a subsidiary of Eni SpA) for drilling operations in Nigeria…

SDX Terminates Talks Over BP's Egyptian Assets

Oct 19, 2018

North Africa-focused oil company SDX Energy has terminated talks for a potential acquisition of assets in Egypt from the oil giant BP.A press release from SDX announced that further to the announcement made on September 20, 2018, discussions…

Eni Wins Offshore Mozambique Block

Oct 18, 2018

Italian oil and gas major Eni has signed in Maputo the contract for the exclusive exploration and development rights of the offshore block A5-A, in the deep waters of the Northern Zambezi Basin, approximately 1,500 km to the north east of the capital Maputo…

No Oil Find in Namibia: Chariot Oil & Gas

Oct 14, 2018

The Atlantic margins focused oil and gas exploration company Chariot Oil & Gas Limited has announced the result of the well on the Central Blocks license, offshore Namibia (Chariot 65% (Operator), Azinam 20%, NAMCOR 10% and Ignitus 5%).The well has been safely drilled to a total MD of 4…

Liberian Registry Focus on Offshore and Gas Technology

Oct 11, 2018

Liberia, the fastest growing major open registry in both shipping and offshore, has established its Offshore and Gas Technology Department, renewing the Registry’s focus in these sectors.According to an official statement, this department strengthens…

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