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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.

Aminex reports first gas production from Kiliwani North in Tanzania

Aminex PLC, the Africa-focused oil and gas production and development company, has announced first gas production from its Kiliwani North gas field in Tanzania.

Tullow extends halt at Jubilee, exports to resume April 9

Tullow Oil extended the suspension of oil and gas production at its flagship Jubilee field off Ghana and now expects exports to restart later this week.

Chariot strikes Morocco farm out deal with Eni

Chariot Oil & Gas Limited has signed a farm-out agreement with a subsidiary of Eni, which will acquire operatorship and a 40% equity interest in return for a capped carry on drilling the JP-1 prospect, offshore Morocco.

Statoil, BP gas facility in Algeria hit by rocket attack

Statoil ASA and BP Plc said there is no information to suggest anyone was injured after a gas facility they run in Krechba, Algeria, was hit by a rocket attack from outside the site’s perimeter.

Kosmos to pursue LNG project as it ups resource estimate offshore Mauritania

Kosmos Energy’s Ahmeyim-2 appraisal well has successfully delineated the Ahmeyim and Guembeul gas discoveries offshore Mauritania and Senegal.

Sterling Energy withdraws from Block C-3, offshore Mauritania

Sterling Energy’s wholly owned subsidiary, Sterling Energy Mauritania Limited (SEML), has submitted a notice of withdrawal to its joint venture partners in relation to Block C-3, offshore Mauritania.

Tullow wildcat strikes oil in Northern Kenya

Tullow Oil’s Cheptuket-1 well in Block 12A, Northern Kenya, has encountered good oil shows, seen in cuttings and rotary sidewall cores, across an interval of over 700 m, the London-based explorer said Wednesday.

Apache, Shell eye Egypt for unconventional gas in June

Apache Corp. and Royal Dutch Shell plan to start producing unconventional gas from their joint venture in Egypt’s Western Desert by the end of June even as Apache is cutting investment in the nation because of falling oil prices.

Total E&P Angola awards Technip three-year contract

Technip Angola Engenharia Limitada, a joint venture between Technip and Sonangol, has been awarded a three-year engineering services contract by Total E&P Angola.

PetroRio pulls out of Namibia exploration

PetroRio is terminating its exploratory activities in Namibia, the company said in a statement.

Cairn Energy gains most in 16 months after successful appraisal well offshore Senegal

Cairn Energy Plc gained the most in 16 months after the explorer reported positive results from an oil well off Senegal, potentially opening up commercial development for the area.