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Libya's largest oil field "back to normal" after disruption

Libya’s biggest oil field Sharara is “back to normal” after a disruption caused by protests, the country’s National Oil Corp. said.

Cairn Energy announces results of SNE North-1 exploration well, offshore Senegal

The well encountered oil and gas in the primary objective and oil in the deeper secondary objective, in a separate accumulation to the SNE field.

Sound Energy confirms final approval of Matarka licence in Morocco

Sound Energy, the African and European focused upstream gas company, has confirmed final approval of the Matarka licence in eastern Morocco.

Ambush on Nigerian oil team may hamper Buhari's recovery plan

An attack by Islamist militants on an oil exploration team in Nigeria’s northeast has hurt the government’s agenda to find new crude reserves and quashed hopes of a quick recovery of the West African nation’s least developed region.

Sound Energy recieves approval for proposed gas export pipeline in Morocco

Sound Energy, the European and African focused upstream gas company, is pleased to announce that it has received written confirmation, from the Wilaya of the L'Oriental region in Morocco (a local authority in Eastern Morocco), that preliminary approval has been provided for the proposed route of the gas export pipeline that will be necessary to transit gas from Sound Energy's Eastern Moroccan interests to the Gazoduc Maghreb Europe (GME) pipeline.

Anadarko moves toward FID for LNG project in Mozambique

Anadarko Petroleum Corp. has announced that it had finalized two agreements with the Government of Mozambique – together known as the "marine concessions" – which would allow it to design, build and operate the marine facilities for its LNG project in northern Mozambique.

Africa Oil Corp. provides update on operations in Kenya

Africa Oil Corp. has provided the following update on its operations in Kenya.

Halliburton resolves investigations into Angola, Iraq operations violations

Halliburton Company has announced the resolution of the previously disclosed investigations regarding the Company's operations in Angola and Iraq.

Nigeria army says Boko Haram attack on oil workers killed 10

Suspected Boko Haram militants ambushed an exploration team working for the Nigerian National Petroleum Corp., killing 10 people, the Nigerian army said.

Tullow plans more Ghana wells once maritime-border spat settles

Tullow Oil Plc plans to drill more wells off Ghana once a ruling on a border dispute is out of the way.

ABIS seals agreement to support Spanish port development

ABIS Holdings Energy Services Ltd. has signed an agency agreement to support the development and operation of an offshore supply base on the Spanish island of Gran Canaria.

Anglo African Oil & Gas provides operational update regarding Tilapia field

Anglo African Oil & Gas plc, an independent oil and gas developer, has provided an update on activities with regards to the development of the producing Tilapia oil field in the Republic of Congo.

OPEC, non-OPEC nations may ask Libya, Nigeria to join output cuts

Key OPEC and non-OPEC oil nations will discuss the situation involving producers Libya and Nigeria at a meeting on Monday, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak told reporters on Sunday.

Nigeria oil thieves keep a lid on output even as bombs abate

The Agbada 2 flow station should have been buzzing with activity, pumping crude to one of Nigeria’s largest export terminals. Instead it was idle in the muggy, mid-morning heat as Wilcox Emmanuel, the facility’s manager, shrugged in resignation about the thieves who’d shut him down.

Sparrows Group, SPIE seal first joint cranes contract for Total E&P Congo

Sparrows Group and SPIE Oil & Gas Services have secured their first joint delivery project, which is in West Africa, after Total E&P Congo awarded the partners the crane maintenance contract on the Moho Nord development.

African Petroleum allows lapse of sale exclusivity clause for Gambia, Senegal blocks

African Petroleum has agreed to let an exclusive agreement lapse in talks to sell oil licences in Gambia and Senegal, it said on Thursday.

Sound Energy provides extended well test update at Tendrara, onshore Morocco

Sound Energy, the African and European focused upstream gas company, has provided an update on the TE-7 extended well test, including an initial measurement of the reservoir pressure build-up response.

SOFEC awarded contract for Coral South Project, offshore Mozambique

MODEC, Inc., has announced that SOFEC, Inc., a MODEC Group company, has been awarded the turret mooring system supply contract for the Coral South Project by the joint venture consisting of TechnipFMC and JGC Corporation.

Nigeria signals willingness to agree on oil production cap

Nigeria signaled its willingness to cap its oil production to support OPEC’s efforts to ease a global supply glut.

Cairn Energy announces results of FAN South-1 well, offshore Senegal

Cairn Energy has announced the results of the FAN South-1 well in the South Fan prospect offshore Senegal.