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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.

BP oil-buying spree jolts sleepy West African crude market

Two of the world’s biggest oil companies are stepping up buying and selling of West African crude at the same time as a new regional swaps market has emerged, as merchants seek new ways to eke out profits in a tough trading environment.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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 & Gas spuds well in the prolific Lower Congo basin

Anglo African Oil & 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

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.

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

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

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

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.