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Tullow Oil suspends Kenyan oil-export program

Tullow Oil’s export and testing of Kenya’s crude under a pilot plan ended June 2, as timelines for development in the East African nation slowed.

Total lands $15 billion financing commitment for Mozambique LNG project

The Area 1 LNG project will generate about $38 billion in revenue for Mozambique’s government over its lifetime, supplemented by sales from an even bigger project led by Exxon Mobil in the neighboring Area 4 offshore block.

W-Industries lands Total E&P Mozambique subsea support contract

The contract includes engineering, manufacturing, integration, automation and testing of the Onshore Subsea Equipment related to the development of the Golfinho subsea assets.

Tullow and Total retain Natixis to sell Kenyan oilfield stakes

Tullow Oil and Total have started the process to sell part of their stakes in oil discoveries in Kenya, said people familiar with the matter.

South Sudan tenders environmental study following “years of neglect” of its oil sector

South Sudan's President, Salva Kir, seeks to reverse the "lack of environmental standards and guidelines" in its oil and gas activities, as the East Central African nation seeks to ramp up production.

Total’s Mozambique LNG project lands $400 million loan

Total SA’s giant Mozambique gas project will get a $400 million loan from the African Development Bank, adding to its list of backers as the East African nation works to establish a fuel-export industry.

Exxon awards $13 billion in Mozambique LNG contracts

Exxon Mobil awarded contracts worth about $13 billion to three companies including JGC Holdings Corp. to build a giant liquefied natural gas plant in northern Mozambique, the country’s oil and gas regulator said.

Exxon awards contract for Africa’s biggest-ever private project

Exxon Mobil Corp. awarded a JGC Corp.-led group a contract to develop its Mozambique liquefied natural-gas project, which is set to be the biggest-ever private investment in Africa.

Exxon will approve Africa’s largest LNG project, says Mozambique

Mozambique’s government said Exxon Mobil will sign off on an initial investment decision for a liquefied natural gas project that could cost as much as $33 billion to build -- the biggest ever in Africa.

TechnipFMC awards Benthic geotechnical contract offshore Mozambique

Benthic has secured an offshore geotechnical and geophysical contract from TechnipFMC for the Golfinho development

Total pays $3.9 billion for Anadarko’s Mozambique LNG interest

“Mozambique LNG is one of a kind asset that perfectly fits with our strategy and expands our position in liquefied natural gas”, said Patrick Pouyanné, chairman & CEO of Total. “As the new operator, we are fully committed to the project."

Total says it’s committed to $23 billion Mozambique LNG project

“I would like to reaffirm the importance of Mozambique LNG for Total, where we will become the operator,” Patrick Pouyanné, Chief Executive Officer of the Paris-based oil major said Friday. “This is a unique asset which perfectly fits our strategy and our skills."

Mozambique delays raising $2.3 billion for Anadarko gas project

Mozambique has put on hold plans to raise funds for its portion of Anadarko Petroleum’s $20 billion gas project, as the government limits its debt sales following a default three years ago.

Africa Oil, JV partners sign on for first-ever oil development in Kenya

Africa Oil Corp. has announced that Heads of Terms agreements with the Government of Kenya and joint venture partners, Africa Oil, Tullow Oil plc and TOTAL S.A. have been signed for the development of the oil fields in the South Lokichar basin.

Anadarko announces FID on Area 1 Mozambique LNG project

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation and the co-venturers in Mozambique's Offshore Area 1, today announced a Final Investment Decision (FID) on the Anadarko-led Area 1 Mozambique LNG project.

Cyclone highlights the vulnerability of operations in Mozambique

Tropical Cyclone Kenneth dumped heavy rains on Mozambique, a day after becoming the second storm to hit the nation in two months.

McDermott announces contract agreement for Mozambique LNG development

McDermott International, Inc. has announced that CCS JV, a joint venture between McDermott, Saipem and Chiyoda, has reached full agreement for a contract with Anadarko Petroleum Corporation for the Mozambique Area 1 Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Development.

South Africa searches for partners for South Sudan oil block

South Africa’s Strategic Fuel Fund is welcome to bring in partners to help it execute a $1-billion agreement to drill for oil and build a refinery and pipeline in South Sudan, the central African nation’s oil minister said.

Cranium Engineering deploys C-Kore Cable Monitor Units in Africa for first time

C-Kore systems recently completed their first deployment with VAYCO Oil Tools and local Nigerian partner Cranium Engineering on an asset integrity verification operation for a major oil operator off the coast of Nigeria.

South Sudan oil sector sees investment as the country emerges from civil war

South Africa signed a deal on an oil block in South Sudan as part of a $1-billion investment in the country emerging from civil war.