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Rovuma LNG Gets Government Green Light

May 14, 2019

The government of Mozambique has approved development plans for the ExxonMobil-led Rovuma LNG project, which will produce, liquefy and market natural gas from three reservoirs located in the Area 4 block offshore Mozambique, two of which straddle the boundary with neighboring Area 1…

Eni Makes Discovery Offshore Ghana

May 10, 2019

Italian supermajor Eni said it has found gas and condensate in the first exploration well drilled in CTP-Block 4, approximately 50 kilometers off the Ghana coast.The well was drilled on the Akoma exploration prospect and proved an estimated…

Ghana's Pecan Field Approval Seen by Q3

May 10, 2019

Aker ASA expects Ghanaian authorities to approve a revised $4.4 billion development plan for the offshore Pecan oilfield by the end of the third quarter of 2019, the Norwegian investment firm's chief executive told Reuters on Friday.The company…

Mozambique LNG FID in June, says Anadarko

May 09, 2019

Anadarko Petroleum, the U.S. independent energy group in the midst of a takeover, said on Wednesday it was ready to make a final investment decision on its $20 billion liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Mozambique on June 18.Chief executive…

Chariot Eyes 1 Tcf in Moroccan Licence

May 09, 2019

UK-based Atlantic focused explorer Chariot Oil & Gas says its Anchois-1 gas discovery and nearby prospects in the Lixus Offshore Licence, off Morocco, contains 1 Tcf.Following completion of an independent competent persons report (CPR), it also says a nearby prospect…

BP Taps KBR for Greater Tortue

May 09, 2019

Engineering house KBR has been awarded a contract to support BP's Greater Tortue Ahmeyim Project, off Senegal and MauritaniaThe work is an engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) contract to provide facilities integration…

Kosmos Realigns Senegal/Mauritania Interests

May 09, 2019

American upstream oil and gas company Kosmos Energy has commenced the process of scaling down its stake in the lucrative Greater Tortue Anheyim gas project on the Senegal/Mauritania maritime border as the Dallas-based firm seeks to entrench…

Blue Marlin Freed After Pirate Hijacking

May 07, 2019

A Royal Boskalis Westminster heavy transport vessel has been recovered and the crew freed after being hijacked on Sunday about 80 miles offshore Equatorial Guinea.The 225m-long Blue Marlin semisubmersible heavy transport vessel had recently…

Baker Hughes Wins Second Contract on Greater Tortue

May 06, 2019

Baker Hughes, a GE company, has been awarded a contract to supply turbomachinery equipment for the first phase of its Greater Tortue Ahmeyim floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) project offshore Mauritania and Senegal. BHGE will provide the…

Kosmos to Sell Down Mauritania-Senegal Stakes

May 06, 2019

Oil and gas company Kosmos Energy Ltd said on Monday it has started a formal process to sell down its interest in the Mauritania-Senegal basin to around 10 percent and expects bids by the end of the summer.The company said in February it had…

Oxy Would Sell Anadarko’s Africa Assets to Total

May 05, 2019

France's Total SA said on Sunday it has agreed with Occidental Petroleum Corp to acquire the African assets of Anadarko Petroleum Corp for $8.8 billion, should the two U.S. oil and gas companies clinch a deal to combine.The agreement with Total…

African Petroleum Stands on Slippery Ground

May 02, 2019

UK-based exploration and production company African Petroleum continues to lay claim to offshore Block 1A in The Gambia even after the government of this tiny West African country reportedly signed an agreement with oil major BP for the likely lucrative asset…

New Sonatrach CEO: Foreign Partnerships Essential

May 01, 2019

Algeria's state energy company Sonatrach wants to develop its partnerships with foreign firms to boost output and exports, its new chief executive said on Wednesday, comments that could reassure investors a week after his appointment.Algeria…

Gambia Inks Oil Exploration Deal with BP

Apr 30, 2019

BP has signed a deal to explore for oil and gas off Gambia's coast in a potential economic boon for the tiny West African country, although another producer says it owns the rights to the same licence.BP was awarded the licence to the A1 block…

Aker Completes Appraisal Drilling off Ghana

Apr 29, 2019

The offshore oil and gas operator Aker Energy Ghana, as the operator of the Deepwater Tano Cape Three Points (DWT/CTP) block, announces that is has concluded its appraisal drilling campaign offshore Ghana.The Company is currently working on a revised Plan for Development and Operations (PDO)…

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