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Oil-infrastructure damage cuts output further in South Sudan

Oil output in South Sudan declined to as little as 120,000 bpd, because of damage caused by a 2 1/2-year civil war to production facilities, Petroleum Minister Dak Duop Bischok said.

Africa's busiest oil industry running hard to stand still

Algeria has more drilling rigs than the rest of Africa combined, yet oil production still isn’t recovering after years of decline.

Nigeria suffers wave of pipeline attacks, shrinking output

After years of relative peace, militants are again blowing up the pipelines that criss-cross the mangrove swamps of Nigeria’s Niger River delta, reducing oil output to the lowest in almost three decades and fueling a rally in global crude prices.

Forum Energy Technologies delivers its largest subsea PLR systems to North Africa

Forum Energy Technologies Inc. has successfully delivered a number of its largest subsea pig launchers and receivers (PLRs) and laydown heads to a project in North Africa.

Eni’s Nooros field producing 65,000 boed just 10 months after discovery

Eni, following the start of production from the Nidoco North 1X exploration well and the Nidoco North West 4 development well, brought production from Nooros field, in the Abu Madi West concession, in Egypt's Nile Delta, to around 65,000 boed.

Nigeria oil union says Shell, Chevron workers evacuated

Oil producers are evacuating non-essential workers from the Niger Delta, because of the deteriorating security situation in Nigeria’s most-important oil-producing region, a union official said.

Kosmos Energy in significant gas discovery offshore Senegal

DALLAS -- Kosmos Energy’s Teranga-1 exploration well offshore Senegal has made a significant gas discovery, the company said Monday.

Nigerian oil output plunges to 20-year low as attacks mount

Nigeria is suffering a worsening bout of oil disruption that has pushed production to the lowest in 20 years, as attacks against facilities in the energy-rich, but impoverished nation increase in number and audacity.

Africa offshore drilling at six-year low as explorers curb quest

U.S. explorers aren’t the only ones idling rigs as sub-$50 crude forces oil and gas drillers in Africa to slow their search for new reserves.

OTC '16: Egypt’s petroleum minister touts country’s upstream assets

In an obvious attempt to jump-start E&P activity to a higher level, Egyptian Minister of Petroleum & Mineral Resources Tarek El Molla recited a laundry list of reasons as to how the E&P investment climate will improve, and why operators should be investing in his country.

ION to conduct ocean bottom seismic survey offshore Nigeria

ION Geophysical’s Ocean Bottom Seismic (OBS) company, OceanGeo, is mobilizing its vessels and crew to conduct an OBS survey offshore Nigeria.

Tullow's Jubilee field to resume production offshore Ghana

Tullow Oil Plc said production at its flagship field offshore Ghana will resume in the next few days, while another project under development in the nation’s waters remains on track.

Bowleven granted licence extension for Bomono project onshore Cameroon

Bowleven, the Africa focused oil and gas exploration group traded on AIM announced that it has been awarded a one-year extension to the existing Bomono exploration licence, onshore Cameroon, pending the final award of an Exploitation Authorization (EA).

Veolia signs long-term contract to supply water treatment chemicals to TOTAL in Angola

Veolia Water Oil and Gas Angola Lda has been contracted by TOTAL and Sonangol to supply Veolia’s range of Hydrex chemicals for its FPSO fleet operating off the coast of Angola.

Sound Energy spuds first Tendrara well in Morocco

Sound Energy, the European/Mediterranean-focused upstream oil and gas company, has confirmed the commencement of drilling of the first well at Tendrara, onshore Morocco.

OPEC invite has Gabon mulling best response to oil nightmare

Gabon is considering a return to OPEC and trying to rally fellow African nations for a more coordinated response to slumping oil prices, President Ali Bongo Ondimba said.

DeepOcean Ghana wins three-year contract with Tullow

DeepOcean Ghana has been awarded a three-year contract with options for two additional years, to provide a light construction vessel to Tullow Ghana.

Hydratight expands market coverage to MENAC

Joint integrity specialist Hydratight has expanded its market coverage after parent company Actuant Corp. completed a $60 million deal to acquire the Middle East, North Africa and Caspian (MENAC) division of privately owned Canadian firm FourQuest Energy.

Tullow Oil faces delays at Jubilee field in Ghana

Tullow Oil issued the following operational update on Jubilee field in Ghana.

Nigeria may sell 40% of future state oil company within 10 years

Nigeria’s government may sell 40% of a new national oil company within 10 years of its creation, according to a draft law.