WorldOil First oil Another mixed outlook awaits the EandP sector AFC invests $100 million in Aker Energy's DWTCTP, offshore Ghana Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) announces today it has financed Aker Energy A.S., a subsidiary of Aker ASA. AFC's support is through investing in $100 million of convertible bond notes with an intention to participate in follow on fund raising activities for the development of the Deepwater Tano Cape Three Points block (DWTCTP), offshore Ghana. Africa Energy signs rig contract for Block 11B/12B, offshore South Africa Africa Energy Corp., an oil and gas company with exploration assets offshore South Africa and Namibia, is pleased to announce that the joint venture partnership for Block 11B/12B offshore South Africa has entered into a multi-well drilling contract with Odfjell Drilling for the Deepsea Stavanger semisubmersible rig. Expro awarded subsea contract by Pacific Santa Ana, offshore Mauritania International oilfield services company Expro has been awarded a contract by Pacific Drilling LLC’s subsidiary, Pacific Santa Ana, Ltd., for the provision of an Intervention Riser System (IRS) for Petronas’ Chinguetti Field Phase II plug and abandonment (PandA) contract, offshore Mauritania. Total EandP Congo successfully deploys world’s first cementless completion Welltec has announced the first deployment of a truly cementless completion in the Republic of Congo during the second quarter of 2019. Kenya, Tanzania plan to explore natural-gas trading Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Tanzanian counterpart, John Magufuli, agreed to explore trading in natural gas, which companies including Equinor ASA are looking to develop for export. Libyan military leader says only Tripoli can sell nation's crude Libya’s most powerful military leader said the state oil company in Tripoli has the sole right to sell the nation’s crude, a statement that might ultimately help stabilize production that has swung wildly for almost a decade because of ongoing conflict. Vandalism of Nigerian oil pipeline results in tragedy Two people died after a gasoline pipeline owned by Nigeria’s state oil company exploded in an area of Lagos, the commercial capital, the National Emergency Management Agency said. Eni awarded new EandP license in the prolific Tano basin, offshore Ghana Eni (70%) and its partner Vitol (30%) have been awarded rights to Block WB03, located in the medium deep waters of the prolific Tano basin, offshore Ghana. Maritime Developments wins follow-up flexible, umbilical installation job offshore West Africa Maritime Developments (MDL) has been awarded a follow-up flexible and umbilical installation job offshore West Africa.