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Expro secures $100 million Tullow Oil contract win

Expro has been awarded new contracts from Tullow Oil, Africa’s leading independent oil company.

Workstrings International announces global expansion

Workstrings International announced the completion of global expansion projects in Africa, the United States and the United Kingdom. These expansion projects, aimed at enhancing Workstrings’ commitment to customer service, workplace safety and environmental protection, include relocation and expansion of its Takoradi, Ghana, facility; expansion of inspection amenities at its global headquarters in Broussard, Louisiana; and opening of a purpose-built inspection facility within its Aberdeen, UK, campus.

Erin Energy starts production from Oyo-7 well offshore Nigeria

Erin Energy has commenced production from the Oyo-7 well, in OML 120, offshore Nigeria. Erin Energy is the operator of Oyo field and has a 100% interest in the block.

Tanzania seeks up to 85% profit share from oil, gas output

Tanzania will seek as much as an 85% share of profit from oil and gas produced in the East African nation, according to a draft law being debated in parliament.

Oil falls a third day as U.S., OPEC output seen extending glut

Oil fell for a third day as rising Libyan output added to speculation that unyielding OPEC production will prolong a global glut.

Nigeria could boost oil output with changed funding, Seplat says

Nigeria can boost its oil and gas production by changing the way capital investments are funded in its joint ventures with energy companies, according to Seplat Petroleum Development Co.

Dana Gas kicks off Egyptian drilling campaign

Dana Gas has commenced drilling the Balsam-2 development well in the Balsam Development lease, onshore the Nile delta, the company announced Sunday.

Libya seconds OPEC output target as ministers head to Vienna

OPEC will maintain its production target next week, Libya’s deputy vice prime minister for energy said, joining Kuwait in predicting no policy change when oil ministers from the 12-member group meet in Vienna.

Somalia may pay 90% of oil revenue to explorer under draft deal

Soma Oil & Gas Holdings Ltd., chaired by former U.K. Conservative Party leader Michael Howard, has proposed a deal with the Somali government that may grant it as much as 90% of the country’s prospective oil revenue.

OneSubsea wins $330 million subsea production system contract

OneSubsea, a Cameron and Schlumberger company, has been awarded a subsea production systems contract totaling more than $330 million for a gas project offshore North Africa.

Chevron to release documents in lawsuit over Nigerian oil leases

Chevron U.S. and BNP Paribas agreed recently in District Court in Texas to turn over documents and correspondence between the two companies and other entities to the Nigerian oil company that has sued Chevron over the sale of three oil mining leases in the Niger Delta.

Eni in gas, condensates discovery offshore Libya

Eni has made a gas and condensates discovery offshore Libya, in the Bouri North exploration prospect.

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.