WorldOil Perenco boosts Ivory Coast’s oil goals with operator bid The Anglo-French oil company is seeking to buy a controlling stake in block CI-11, currently operated by a consortium that includes the state-run company Petroci, which has a 68% stake. Ghana forces Eni to merge its Sankofa field with a domestic discovery Ghana’s government is forcing Eni SpA to merge its Sankofa offshore oil field with a neighboring discovery made by a domestic explorer and imposing its own terms on the deal. Tullow Oil stock jumps 40% on Uganda sale approval The explorer has been waiting since 2017 to close its divestment in the Lake Albert Development Project, an effort repeatedly stymied by tax disagreements. Chevron Nigeria to cut 25% of staff in cost-reducing measure Chevron’s Nigeria unit said it plans to cut 25% of its workforce to become more efficient and reduce operating costs, the latest sign demand for global oil is wobbling under coronavirus and new restrictions to contain it. Siemens Energy to help reduce emissions at NLNG plant Nigeria LNG (NLNG) selected Siemens Energy to provide a cryogenic boil-off gas (BOG) compression train for its Bonny Island plant. The solution will play a key role in providing additional BOG handling capability and spares for the existing system. Lukoil acquires deepwater Senegal interest from Cairn Energy The 2,212 sq. km blocks are located on the deepwater shelf of the Republic of Senegal, and include the Sangomar and FAN fields .According to the Lukoil's estimates, the recoverable hydrocarbon reserves of the Sangomar field total approximately 500 MMboe. Oceaneering wins inspection services scope in Angola from CABGOC Oceaneering International’s Asset Integrity group has secured a three-year contract with Cabinda Gulf Oil Company Limited (CABGOC), a Chevron subsidiary. Oceaneering will provide inspection services onshore Cabinda, Angola, and offshore Angola on Blocks 0 and 14. The contract is scheduled to begin in Q2 2020. Saudi prince phones Nigeria to bring them in line with OPEC+ cuts Saudi Arabia, de facto leader of the OPEC cartel, held a call with fellow member Nigeria as the organization strives to deliver production cuts aimed at bolstering global crude markets. Sparrows Group starts up new Luanda, Angola facility The move provides the company with a new workshop, storage yard, training facilities, and office to deliver its International Organization for Standardization (ISO) certified services in-country. This includes a broad range of turnkey engineering, equipment maintenance and training services. Nigeria commits to new OPEC+ targets after earlier non-compliance Nigeria said it reaffirms its commitment to the OPEC+ deal struck on Saturday and “subscribes to the concept of compensation” from members pumping above their quota.