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Eni will plant forests to eliminate CO2 from its oil operations

Eni SpA committed to eliminating all carbon dioxide emissions from its oil and gas exploration and production operations by the end of the next decade, in part by planting forests on a large scale.

Petrofac awarded $1-billion EPC project in Algeria

Petrofac has been awarded a contract worth around US$1 billion with Groupment Isarene, the joint operating group set up by Sonatrach, Petroceltic and Enel, for the Ain Tsila Development Project in Algeria.

Eni reports major oil discovery offshore Angola

Eni announces a major oil discovery in Block 15/06, in the Agogo exploration prospect, in Angola’s deep water.

Nigerian oil region crisis threatens Buhari's economic plans

Fresh from his comfortable re-election, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari faces a huge hurdle to keep his vow to end the economy’s addiction to oil: win a lasting peace in the crude-rich Niger River delta.

Exceed wins contract to drill first-ever deepwater well offshore Guinea Bissau

Exceed, a well management and performance improvement specialist, continues to consolidate its West African presence, by announcing the company’s first contract to be undertaken offshore Guinea Bissau.

BP awards contracts to McDermott, BHGE for Greater Tortue Ahmeyim natural gas project

McDermott International, Inc., and Baker Hughes, a GE company have announced today that they have been awarded subsea umbilicals, risers and flowlines (SURF) and subsea production system (SPS) equipment contracts by BP for the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim natural gas project, located offshore Mauritania and Senegal.

Anadarko sticks to Mozambique timeline as state boosts security

Anadarko Petroleum Corp. said it’s sticking to a plan to decide on a $20-billion gas development in Mozambique by the end of June, after the government boosted security following attacks last month near the project site.

Libya's biggest oil field restarts, adding hurdle to OPEC cuts

Libya’s biggest oil field resumed production, adding another complication to OPEC’s effort to trim a global supply glut.

Aker Energy announces successful drilling results offshore Ghana

Aker Energy, as the operator of the Deepwater Tano Cape Three Points (DWT/CTP) Block, announces that it encountered oil in the Pecan South-1A well, offshore Ghana.

Shell says it faces Dutch prosecution over Nigeria license

Royal Dutch Shell Plc is facing prosecution in the Netherlands over a license in Nigeria, intensifying its legal troubles from a transaction that has dogged the company for years.

South Sudan urges China's CNPC to expand crude production

South Sudan called on China National Petroleum Corp. to expand crude production by exploring more fields, while promising to protect the company’s interests in the African country.

Shell preparing for prosecution in Nigerian corruption lawsuit

We have been informed by the Dutch Public Prosecutor’s Office (DPP) that they are nearing the conclusion of their investigation and are preparing to prosecute Royal Dutch Shell plc for criminal charges directly or indirectly related to the 2011 settlement of disputes over Oil Prospecting License 245 (OPL 245) in Nigeria.

Africa Oil reports 2018 fourth-quarter, full-year results

Africa Oil Corp. is pleased to announce its financial and operating results for three months and year ended Dec. 31, 2018.

Nigeria boosts January's oil production, complies with OPEC in February

Nigeria implemented its portion of the OPEC+ production deal in February, said the country’s oil minister, a move that enhances the impact of supply cuts that have already boosted crude prices.

Kenya vows to defend its territory in oil row with Somalia

Kenya vowed to “never cede an inch” of its territory in a border dispute with Somalia that has soured diplomatic relations.

Kenya says Somalia misleading world in offshore oil row

Kenya said Somalia is misleading prospective investors by offering to sell four offshore oil blocks in an area that is subject to court proceedings in an ownership dispute between the two countries.

KCA Deutag awarded drilling contracts in Middle East, Russia and Africa

Global drilling and engineering contractor KCA Deutag has announced that its land drilling operation has won new contracts and contract extensions worth approximately $110 million. These contracts are for onshore drilling in the Middle East, Russia and Africa.

Kenya summons envoy to Somalia over disputed oil territory

Kenya summoned its ambassador to Somalia after the Horn of Africa neighbor decided to auction offshore oil and gas blocks the nation considers to be in its territory.

Nigeria's new gusher just made OPEC compliance a little harder

Nigeria is about to ship the first cargo of crude oil from a new deposit about 90 mi off its coast.

BHGE AM Day 2: Knowledge, technology sharing are the keys to success

During the final day of the BHGE annual meeting on Tuesday, World Oil had a chance to visit with the president and CEO of BHGE North Africa region and the V.P. of Drill Bits.