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SDX Energy strikes more gas in Morocco's Hoot formation

SDX Energy Inc., the North Africa focused oil and gas company, has announced that a gas discovery has been made at its ONZ-7 development well on the Sebou permit in Morocco.

ExxonMobil acquires exploration, production rights for Ghana's Cape Three Points

ExxonMobil today announced that it has signed a petroleum agreement with the government of Ghana to acquire exploration and production rights for the Deepwater Cape Three Points block.

Nigeria moves closer to energy overhaul with new oil bill

Nigeria’s House of Representatives passed a bill governing the country’s energy sector after the Senate did so in May, taking Africa’s top oil producer one step closer to a much-awaited overhaul of the key industry.

CGG, SNH promote Cameroon's 2018 Licensing Round

CGG has announced that it has an agreement with Société Nationale des Hydrocarbures (SNH), the National Oil and Gas Company of Cameroon, to promote enhanced multi-client E&P data packages and interpretative products, in support of Cameroon’s 2018 Onshore & Offshore Licensing Round opened and conducted by SNH for eight free blocks on offer, located in sedimentary basins offshore and onshore Cameroon.

Nigeria's Shoreline in $530-million deal to boost oil output

Shoreline Group, a Nigerian oil producer, plans to almost double its crude output after agreeing a $530-million finance deal with Vitol Group and local lenders.

Mozambique's gas-rich north faces specter of further attacks

Sporadic attacks by gunmen in northern Mozambique will probably continue although they’re unlikely to hurt investment in the region’s sizable gas resources, Control Risks Ltd. said, after seven people were killed in raids in the past week.

SDX Energy spuds fifth development well on Sebou permit in Morocco

SDX Energy Inc., the North Africa focused oil and gas company, has spud its ONZ-7 development well on the Sebou permit in Morocco.

Morocco to tender for $4.6-billion natural gas project

Morocco, which depends on imports for almost all of its energy needs, will soon tender for companies to build a $4.6-billion natural gas project, Energy Minister Aziz Rabbah said.

ADES extends three major contracts in Gulf of Suez

ADES International Holding Ltd., the London-listed company providing offshore and onshore oil and gas drilling and production services in the Middle East and Africa through its subsidiaries, has successfully extended two existing contracts for Admarine II, Admarine IV and renewed its lease for Admarine VI, all of which are in the Gulf of Suez area.

Wentworth Resources provides operational update on Tanzania, Mozambique

Wentworth, the Oslo Stock Exchange and AIM-listed independent, East Africa-focused oil & gas company, is today providing an update to shareholders.

Wentworth Resources provides update on East African operations

Wentworth, an East Africa-focused oil & gas company, has provided the following update to shareholders.

SDX Energy provides update on drilling operations in Morocco

SDX Energy Inc., the North Africa focused oil and gas company, is today providing an update on its operations in Morocco.

Maersk Drilling announces four-year contract with Tullow Ghana

Maersk Drilling has been awarded a four year contract for the deepwater drillship Maersk Venturer by Tullow Ghana Ltd.

Pipeline fire causes Nigeria to lose almost half its power output

A fire at a Nigerian pipeline interrupted gas supplies to companies generating more than 3,000 MW in Africa’s most populous nation, the government said.

Libya oil output said to drop with pipe work lasting a week

Libyan crude production fell below 1 MMbpd as the country’s crucial energy infrastructure was once again targeted by violence.

Saipem awarded additional E&C works, drilling contracts worth $380 million

Saipem has signed a contract with Eni Angola S.p.A. in relation to the West Hub Development project in Angola, which incorporates the work orders previously assigned and communicated in 2016 and 2017 and adds the scope of work for the development of Vandumbu field in Block 15/06.

Eni enters into new exploration permits offshore Morocco

Eni has signed a Petroleum Agreement (PA) with the Moroccan State Company ONHYM to enter into the Tarfaya Offshore Shallow exploration permits I-XII, located in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean offshore the cities of Sidi Ifni, Tan Tan and Tarfaya.

Crude declines as Nigeria oil workers strike is suspended

Crude edged lower as an oil-worker strike in Nigeria was suspended and the time line for fixing a key North Sea pipeline didn’t worsen.

Nigeria's Pengassan oil union on strike to protest job cuts

A Nigerian oil union said it began an indefinite strike to protest unfair labor practices at a local petroleum-exploration company.

First gas achieved from Algerian Gas Project Reggane Nord

The Groupement Reggane Nord (GRN) consortium, of which DEA is part with a 19.5% stake, announced that production from four out of six Reggane Nord gas fields commenced successfully on Dec. 13, 2017. The first wells have been put in production.