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South Sudan says oil staff back at northern field after violence

Staff at South Sudan’s largest oil hub are returning to work after fighting between the army and rebel forces forced some to temporarily evacuate, the East African country’s government said.

South Sudan denies rebels have taken control of oil fields

South Sudan’s government denied claims by rebel forces that they’ve seized oil fields in the north of the country after clashes in the region. Lony T. Ngungdeng, a spokesman for insurgents loyal to former Vice President Riek Machar, said on Tuesday that the fighters took control of facilities in Upper Nile state, which are still producing crude. Fighting is taking place around Malakal, the state capital, and Akoka, Information Minister Michael Makuei Lueth said by phone Wednesday from South Sudan.

South Sudanese rebels say they seized oil-producing fields

South Sudanese rebels said they have taken control of the country’s main oil fields that are still producing crude, after defeating government forces in Upper Nile state on Tuesday. The insurgents loyal to former Vice President Riek Machar, allied with local militia, are occupying the area around Paloch, rebel spokesman Lony T. Ngundeng said on Tuesday. “Our forces have controlled all the oil fields,” he said by phone from the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. “There’s not any damage to the installations.”

Nigeria plans to split gas from oil leases to boost output

Nigeria, Africa’s biggest oil producer, plans to issue separate leases for gas assets in order to attract more investors to boost output of the fuel, the state-owned oil company said.

DEA farms out part of West Nile Delta project to BP

DEA Deutsche Erdoel AG has equalized its working interest and farmed down its stake in the West Nile Delta (WND) project in Egypt to its joint venture partner and operator BP in order to better balance its portfolio.

Anadarko appoints contractor for Mozambique LNG development

Anadarko Petroleum, on behalf of the co-venturers in Mozambique's Offshore Area 1, has announced the selection of a consortium consisting of CB&I, Chiyoda Corporation and Saipem (CCS JV) for the initial development of the onshore LNG park in Mozambique.

Cairn Energy submits offshore evaluation plan for Senegal

Cairn Energy and its JV partners have submitted a three-year evaluation work plan to the Government of Senegal.

AGR, SP Offshore sign MoU for ultra-deepwater well off Comoros Islands

AGR and SP Offshore Energy Services have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) under which AGR will provide a range of exploration services and the drilling of an ultra-deepwater well off the Comoros Islands, between Mozambique and the Comoros.

Companies in the news

Steven McGinn, World Oil

Companies in the news

Erin Energy Corp. brings Nigeria's Oyo field online

Erin Energy Corp. has commenced production from the Oyo-8 well located in OML 120, offshore Nigeria.

Total, Shell buy into Mid-Atlantic Current Hindcast (MACH) data set

BMT ARGOSS Ltd., the Met Office and Oceanweather Inc. have announced the launch of their joint Mid-Atlantic Current Hindcast (MACH) data set, resulting in two successful data sales to oil and gas majors, Shell International Petroleum Company Limited and Total S.A.

Chariot secures extension of Mauritania exploration license

Chariot and its partners—Cairn Energy and the SociétéMauritanienne des Hydrocarbures et de Patrimoine Miner (SMHPM)—have secured a one-year extension on the current exploration phase of license C-19 in Mauritania.

Exxon, BP start production from Kizomba satellite fields, offshore Angola

BP has confirmed the start of oil production from the Kizomba Satellites phase 2 development in Block 15, offshore Angola. Operated by Exxon Mobil, the deepwater project is expected to produce around 70,000 bopd at peak.

Eni starts production from Cinguvu field, offshore Angola

Eni has started production, two weeks ahead of schedule, at Cinguvu oil field, from the West Hub Development Project in Block 15/06 in the Angolan Deep Offshore. The start-up follows the achievement of West Hub’s first oil last November through Sangos field.

Kosmos Energy reports play-opening gas find offshore Mauritania

Kosmos Energy announced Monday that the Tortue-1 exploration well, drilled to test the Tortue West prospect, which forms part of the Greater Tortue Complex, in Block C-8 offshore Mauritania has made a significant, play-opening gas discovery.

Tullow rises after border ruling lets Ghana project proceed

Tullow Oil Plc gained in London after a tribunal ruling on a maritime border dispute between Ghana and Ivory Coast allowed an offshore oil project to proceed.

Sterling Energy commences 3D seismic survey at Ambilobe Block off Madagascar

Sterling Energy has commenced its planned 3D seismic survey of 1,250 km2 over a high-graded portion of the Ambilobe Block, offshore Madagascar.

Applus RTD wins non-destructive testing work for Kaombo development project

Applus RTD has been awarded a contract from Heerema Marine Contractors as part of the Kaombo development offshore Angola.

IHS CERAWeek ’15: Gas leaders see small-scale LNG gaining momentum

HOUSTON -- At IHS CERAWeek '15 conference's 'Natural Gas Day', Daniel Yergin, Vice Chairman of IHS, chaired a plenary session on maintaining momentum in the global gas market.

InterMoor completes mooring replacement project offshore Equatorial Guinea

InterMoor Inc., an Acteon company and part of its foundations and moorings business, finished replacing critical components in an FPU mooring system offshore Equatorial Guinea on schedule, enabling the prime contractor, Boskalis, to expand the InterMoor work scope.