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SDX Energy confirms significant discovery in South Disouq, Egypt

SDX Energy Inc., the North Africa focused oil and gas company, has announced the positive results of the well test conducted on the Ibn Yunus 1X well, following the recent conventional natural gas discovery at South Disouq, Egypt

More pain may come for Nigeria's loss-making oil behemoth

It’s meant to be a cash cow, but the state oil company of Africa’s biggest producer is bleeding money.

Panoro Energy announces results of Tortue appraisal well, offshore Gabon

Panoro Energy has announced the successful drilling of the DTM-3 appraisal well located at Tortue field, within the Dussafu License, offshore Gabon.

Ophir enters farm-out deal with Kosmos for exploration license in Equatorial Guinea

Ophir announces that it has entered into a farm-out agreement with Kosmos Energy covering the EG-24 exploration license in Equatorial Guinea.

Eni completes ramp-up of production at Ochigufu field, offshore Angola

Eni has completed the ramp-up of Ochigufu field, in Angola’s deep offshore, reaching the production plateau of 24,000 bpd less than two months from start-up.

SDX Energy spuds South Disouq exploration well in Egypt

SDX Energy Inc., the North Africa focused oil and gas company, is pleased to announce that it has spud its Kelvin-1X exploration well at South Disouq, Egypt

SDX Energy reports gas discovery on Lalla Mimouna permit in Morocco

SDX Energy Inc., the North Africa focused oil and gas company, has announced that a conventional natural gas discovery has been made at its LMS-1 exploration well on the Lalla Mimouna permit in Morocco (SDX 75%).

Total to boost exploration efforts in South Africa as fuel network grows

French energy giant Total SA plans to boost oil exploration and open more fuel stations in Africa’s most industrialized country.

ION commences new 2D multi-client program offshore West Africa

ION Geophysical Corporation has announced acquisition began on a new 2D multi-client program offshore Ghana in partnership with Geoex and Ghana Geophysical. ION and its partners will acquire up to 7,200 km of data in advance of the license round anticipated in late 2018 to help refine understanding of the hydrocarbon potential of the area.

Uganda brings forward pipeline FID to 2018

Uganda has brought forward its final investment decision for a planned 1,445-km (900-mi) crude-export pipeline to the end of 2018 from June 2019, according to its Energy Ministry.

OPEC cuts may go deeper as another member sees output slump

While plunging output in Venezuela captures the oil world’s attention, problems are quietly festering in another OPEC nation.

Anadarko lines up enough LNG buyers for Mozambique project

Anadarko Petroleum Corp. said that “in principle” it has enough customers to proceed with its liquefied natural gas project in Mozambique, eight years after making a major deepwater discovery there.

SDX Energy reports oil discovery in Egypt's West Gharib Concession

SDX Energy Inc., the North Africa focused oil and gas company, is pleased to announce that an oil discovery has been made at its Rabul 4 Well in the West Gharib Concession in Egypt.

Libya pipeline attack cuts oil output amid fragile recovery

An attack on an oil pipeline supplying Libya’s biggest export terminal has reduced the North African country’s production by at least 80,000 bpd and would take several days to repair, the National Oil Corp. said Sunday.

Libya says it's yet to approve Total's deal for Marathon assets

French oil giant Total SA said last month it had acquired Marathon Oil Corp.’s assets in Libya in a $450-million deal.

SDX Energy announces gas discovery at LNB-1 well, Morocco

SDX Energy announced that a conventional natural gas discovery has been made at its LNB-1 exploration well in Morocco.

Tendeka secures multi-million-dollar AICD screens contract in Sub-Sahara Africa

Independent global completions service company Tendeka has been awarded a multi-million-dollar contract to deliver autonomous inflow control devices (AICD) screens for an operator in Sub-Sahara Africa.

Panoro Energy reports successful completion of first production well at Tortue

Panoro Energy has announced the successful drilling and completion of the first development well, DTM-2H, in Tortue field, within the Dussafu PSC, offshore Gabon.

Uganda says UK, Swiss firms building airport for oil basin

Uganda said the UK’s Colas Ltd. and SBI International Holdings AG of Switzerland are jointly developing an airport in the oil-rich Albertine Graben.

Shadow cast over peace talks as fighting flares, oil declines in South Sudan

Clashes flared between Sudan Sudanese troops and rebels, complicating talks to end the civil war that has cut oil production, two days after a regional bloc called for the insurgents’ leader to be freed from house arrest in South Africa.