http://www.worldoil.com WorldOil Angola unveils new oil regulator in restructuring of Sonangol https://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/8/16/angola-unveils-new-oil-regulator-in-restructuring-of-sonangol Angola will set up a new regulator for the country’s oil industry as the government restructures state-owned Sonangol and seeks to revive falling oil and gas output. Bowleven provides operational update on Cameroon's Etinde Block https://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/8/15/bowleven-provides-operational-update-on-cameroons-etinde-block Bowleven, the Africa focused oil and gas company traded on AIM, has announced the completion of drilling of the IM-6 appraisal well at the Etinde Block, Cameroon, to a TD of 3,550 m by the block's operator, New Age Cameroon Offshore Petroleum SA. Anglo African Oil and Gas spuds well in the prolific Lower Congo basin https://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/8/15/anglo-african-oil-gas-spuds-well-in-the-prolific-lower-congo-basin Anglo African Oil and Gas plc (AAOG), an independent oil and gas developer, has confirmed that the TLP-103 well, on Tilapia oil field, spudded on Aug. 15, 2018. Savannah Petroleum reports its fourth oil discovery in southeastern Niger https://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/8/15/savannah-petroleum-reports-its-fourth-oil-discovery-in-southeastern-niger Savannah Petroleum PLC, the British independent oil and gas company focused around oil and gas activities in Niger and Nigeria, has announced that the Eridal-1 exploration well is an oil discovery. ExxonMobil farms in to PEL 44, offshore Namibia https://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/8/14/exxonmobil-farms-in-to-pel-44-offshore-namibia Azinam Limited (Azinam), the Seacrest Capital Group-backed Namibian explorer, is pleased to announce that ExxonMobil Namibia (PEL44) Limited, an affiliate of ExxonMobil Corp., has entered into an agreement with Azinam to acquire a 30% interest in Petroleum Exploration License (PEL) 44, offshore Namibia. Companies in the news https://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2018/august-2018/news-resources/companies-in-the-news Danos has been awarded a contract by Shell Exploration and Production Company to provide coatings for Shell’s deepwater Appomattox platform in the Gulf of Mexico. Savannah Petroleum inks MOU with Republic of Niger https://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/8/8/savannah-petroleum-inks-mou-with-republic-of-niger Savannah Petroleum, the British independent oil and gas company focused around oil and gas activities in Niger and Nigeria, is pleased to announce the signature of a legally binding Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Savannah’s Niger subsidiary (Savannah Niger) and the Republic of Niger. Aqualis Offshore to position Total's Egina FPSO, offshore Nigeria https://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/8/8/aqualis-offshore-to-position-totals-egina-fpso-offshore-nigeria Marine and offshore engineering consultancy Aqualis Offshore has been handed the position keeping role for installation of the Egina FPSO, offshore Nigeria. Shell sees gas as answer in Nigeria after decades of oil strife https://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/8/7/shell-sees-gas-as-answer-in-nigeria-after-decades-of-oil-strife After decades of difficulties in Nigeria over crude theft, pollution and oil-related corruption, Royal Dutch Shell Plc still feels optimistic a fossil fuel can improve life in the country. Savannah Petroleum spuds Eridal-1 well, in Niger's Agadem basin https://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/7/30/savannah-petroleum-spuds-eridal-1-well-in-nigers-agadem-basin Savannah Petroleum PLC, the West African focused British independent oil and gas company, this morning announces that the fourth well in its current Niger drilling campaign, Eridal-1, was spudded on July 27, 2018. Eridal-1 is located on the R3 portion of the R3/R4 PSC Area in the Agadem basin, south east Niger.