WorldOil Africa's top oil producer poised to give OPEC an output headache Add independent Nigerian drillers to the list of oil producers itching to supply more crude at a time when OPEC and allies like Russia are trying to restrict output and prop up prices. Major milestone achieved for BP-operated Tortue/Ahmeyim gas project BP today confirmed that a key agreement between the governments of Mauritania and Senegal, which will enable the development of the BP-operated Tortue/Ahmeyim gas project to continue to move towards a final investment decision, has been signed by the two governments. Sound Energy announces eight-year Sidi Moktar petroleum agreement Sound Energy, the Morocco focused upstream gas company, has announced the award of an eight-year petroleum agreement relating to the area currently covered by the Sidi Moktar onshore exploration permits in the Essaouira basin, central Morocco (Sidi Moktar). Enpro Subsea wins frame agreement, supporting Tullow Oil in West Africa Production optimization specialist company Enpro Subsea has been awarded a frame agreement contract to support leading multinational exploration and production (EandP) company Tullow Oil as part of the operator’s strategic activities in Ghana. ICON delivers its first field development work in West Africa Australian offshore engineer, ICON Engineering, has delivered its first field development work in West Africa, supporting the planning for a wellhead platform and processing facilities. Bowleven contracts jackup rig for Etinde appraisal in Cameroon Bowleven, the Africa focused oil and gas exploration group traded on AIM, is pleased to announce a key milestone in the appraisal drilling campaign of its Etinde asset, in which the Company holds a 25% offshore interest. Nigeria can't rely on rising oil prices, finance minister says Africa’s top oil producer is learning to ignore crude prices, Nigeria’s Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun said. Enpro Subsea receives PE funding for development of production, intervention technologies Enpro Subsea has secured investment from EV Private Equity (EV) to grow its production optimization business into new and existing international markets and further develop its range of production optimization and intervention technologies. ExxonMobil acquires exploration, production rights for Ghana's Cape Three Points ExxonMobil today announced that it has signed a petroleum agreement with the government of Ghana to acquire exploration and production rights for the Deepwater Cape Three Points block. Nigeria moves closer to energy overhaul with new oil bill Nigeria’s House of Representatives passed a bill governing the country’s energy sector after the Senate did so in May, taking Africa’s top oil producer one step closer to a much-awaited overhaul of the key industry.