Puntland Petroleum Minerals Agency (PPMA) has awarded ION Geophysical Corporation a contract to acquire 8,000 km of seismic data covering the entire Somalia Puntland offshore margin.
Nigeria’s state oil company is set to deploy drones to check the movements of ships in the country’s waters in a bid to free Africa’s largest crude producer from theft of the commodity within eight months.
ION Geophysical and the Tanzanian Petroleum Development Corporation (TPDC) announced Tuesday that TPDC has awarded ION a contract to acquire 4,058 km of 2D seismic, gravity and magnetic data over offshore Blocks 4/1B and 4/1C in the Rovuma Delta region.
Anadarko Petroleum Corp. has clinched almost all the supply accords it needs to bring a natural-gas project in Mozambique to fruition and is awaiting state consent to export the fuel as U.S. competition gathers pace.
Sonangol and Cobalt International Energy have announced the signing of a sale and purchase agreement for Sonangol to acquire all of Cobalt’s 40% participating interest in Blocks 21/09 and 20/11 offshore Angola for $1.75 billion.
Maurel & Prom has opened the first two wells of the Mnazi Bay gas field that will deliver gas to the Madimba processing center (operated by GASCO, a subsidiary of TPDC), the entry point of the gas pipeline linking Mtwara to Dar es Salaam.
Circle Oil has announced that the Tunisian Authority has approved the application to renew the exploration permit on its Mahdia block.
Aquatic Engineering and Construction, an Acteon company, has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract on the $10-billion Moho Nord subsea project, off the coast of the Republic of Congo, West Africa.
Wood Group has received a letter of award for a new five year, multi-million dollar contract with Shell, to provide services to four onshore oil fields in Gabon.
OPEC can do little to halt the oil price decline on its own and needs producers from outside the group to help in reducing global supplies, Algeria’s Energy Minister said.
Six workers have been confirmed dead following an accident involving a Bristow helicopter returning from a rig offshore Nigeria.
Amec Foster Wheeler has won a contract from Sonatrach, the largest oil and gas company in Africa, to supply engineering services for the de-bottlenecking of Hassi R’Mel gas field, located approximately 550 km south of Algiers, Algeria.
Not all exploration has slowed for oil and gas in Africa. More nations not known for energy reserves on the continent are conducting seismic surveys during a drilling downturn.
The new head of the state oil company for eastern Libya is considering restarting exports from the region’s two largest ports and plans to boost crude output.
Ceona has expanded its West African reach after entering into a strategic partnership with Interoil Angola Lda.
BG Egypt has announced the appointment of Khaled Kacem as the company’s new president.
Libya’s crude production dropped below 400,000 bpd as the conflict in the divided North African country cut electricity supply at oil fields, according to the state-run National Oil Corp.
Panoro Energy has commenced drilling on the Aje-5 production well on the OML 113 license, offshore Nigeria.
CGG has been awarded a contract by the Tanzanian Petroleum Development Corporation (TPDC) to acquire high-resolution gravity gradiometry and aeromagnetic data over two onshore areas along the South-Eastern Tanzanian Coastal basin and the eastern arm of the East African Rift.
Total has started production from Dalia Phase 1 A, a new development on its deep offshore operated Block 17, located 135 km off the coast of Angola.