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TGS announces new multi-beam, seep study project in the MSGBC basin

TGS has announced its first regional offshore MSGBC SeaSeep Project in the Northwest Africa Atlantic Margin.

First oil achieved at Tortue, offshore Gabon

BW Offshore has announced that first oil from the BW Adolo FPSO was safely achieved on Sept. 16, 2018, 18 months after the initial investment was made in the Dussafu license, offshore Gabon.

The Republic of Madagascar to hold 2018-2019 licensing round

OMNIS, in partnership with TGS and BGP, announce a licensing round in Madagascar, to be launched at Africa Oil Week, Nov. 5-9, 2018.

Petronas may invest in South Sudan oil blocks, presidency says

Malaysian state energy company Petroliam Nasional Bhd. is interested in developing oil blocks in South Sudan, President Salva Kiir’s office said.

Azinam takes over as operator of Orange basin blocks, offshore South Africa

Azinam Limited, the Seacrest Capital-backed Southwest African oil exploration company, has announced the acquisition of a 40% operating interest in Block 3B/4B and a 51% operating interest in Nearshore Block 3B/4B in the Orange basin, offshore South Africa, with Ricocure (Pty) Ltd retaining 60% and 49% in the blocks, respectively.

Libya forces quash gunmen after attack on state oil company

Libya’s National Oil Corp. will carry out operations as usual across the country after security forces quashed a deadly attack on the state company’s headquarters in the capital Tripoli, the NOC’s chairman said.

Savannah Petroleum spuds Zomo-1 well, in southeastern Niger

Savannah Petroleum PLC, the British independent oil and gas company focused around activities in Niger and Nigeria, this morning announces that the fifth well in its current Niger drilling campaign, Zomo-1, was spudded on Sept. 8, 2018.

Equatorial Guinea said to plan end to oil-service contracts

Equatorial Guinea may exclude oil-service companies TechnipFMC Plc, Subsea 7 SA and Schlumberger Ltd. from the country because they aren’t complying with local-content rules over training and jobs, said a government official.

Sound Energy awarded production concession in Eastern Morocco

Sound Energy, the Morocco focussed upstream gas company, is pleased to announce the award of the production concession relating to the Tendrara gas discovery in Eastern Morocco by the Moroccan Ministry of Energy.

Anglo African Oil & Gas reports temporary suspension of drilling at Tilapia field

Anglo African Oil & Gas plc, an independent oil and gas developer, has announced that the company has been informed by its drilling contractor, SMP, that they have experienced a topside issue that has affected a rig offshore the Congo.

African oil hunt returns as majors seek to unlock vast reserves

Africa is entering the oil-hunt spotlight as drillers, flush with cash after crude’s recovery, are turning their attention back to the continent’s potentially vast resources.

Panoro Energy reports oil discovery at Dussafu, offshore Gabon

Panoro Energy has reported an oil discovery in the Ruche North East Marin-1 (DRNEM-1) well drilled in the Dussafu Marin PSC, offshore Gabon.

New Age spuds appraisal well on Cameroon's Etinde Block

Bowleven, the Africa focused oil and gas company traded on AIM, has announced the spud of the IE-4 appraisal well on the Etinde Block, Cameroon, by the block’s operator, New Age Cameroon Offshore Petroleum SA.

Petrofac awarded $600-million project in Algeria

Petrofac has received a provisional letter of award for an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract worth $600 million with Sonatrach for EPC1 of the Tinhert Field Development Project in Algeria. Formal contract signing is expected to take place in September 2018.

ONS 2018 hosts first ever Ghanaian Pavilion

ONS is proud to be hosting the first ever Ghanaian Pavilion to appear at an ONS 2018. You will find the Ghanaian Pavilion at ONS 2018, in Hall 4, stand 4300.

South Sudan resumes output in key oil area after five-year halt

South Sudan restarted crude production in a key oil region almost five years after facilities were shuttered by civil war.

Nigeria's Oando eyes growth after curbing $2.5-billion debt

Oando Plc is looking to boost crude output from next year as the Nigerian producer breaks the back of a $2.5 billion debt burden built up through the 2014 acquisition of oil and gas assets from U.S. giant ConocoPhillips.

Aminex moves forward with drilling operations in Tanzania

Aminex has provided the following update on its operations in Tanzania.

FAR Limited prepares to drill Gambia's first offshore well in 40 years

FAR Limited has selected its final well location for the upcoming Samo-1 well in its Gambian exploration program.

Sound Energy reports new Palaeozoic structure in Eastern Morocco

Sound Energy, the Moroccan focused upstream gas company, has announced completion of the entire 2,850-line km 2D seismic acquisition program in Eastern Morocco. This program adhered to 'best in class' international safety standards throughout and has been completed on budget and with zero lost time incidents.