West Africa

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May 09, 2022
More than 100 oil and gas projects should commence operations in Nigeria during the next four years, accounting for more than 24% of the predicted total projects starts during that time, predicts GlobalData.
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April 25, 2022
More than 100 people died in an explosion at an illegal oil refinery in southeastern Nigeria over the weekend, demonstrating the dangers associated with an illicit industry that thrives in the crude-producing region.
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April 22, 2022
Nigeria expects to raise its daily crude production closer to its OPEC quota in about two weeks as authorities re-open wells that had to be shut to keep criminals at bay.
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April 08, 2022
The owners of an oil-production and storage ship had a history of financial problems before the vessel blew up in Nigerian waters two months ago.
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March 2022
Bill Head says he was wrong. The Gulf of Mexico is not the last legal place to explore. West Africa is.
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March 25, 2022
KCA Deutag announced that it sold its land drilling business in Nigeria, including five drilling rigs, for $18 million to Nigeria-based Geoplex Drillteq Limited.
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March 24, 2022
Ampelmann, the Dutch offshore access provider, has signed a contract to support maintenance work on a floating production storage and offloading unit in Ivory Coast.
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March 23, 2022
Nigeria is losing nearly all of its oil output pumped through a major pipeline in just one example of theft that’s growing amid surging prices for crude, according to a labor union.
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March 14, 2022
Shell Plc and Eni SpA both declared force majeure on key oil flows from Nigeria, threatening to disrupt supplies in a market that’s already fretting about the impact of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
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February 2022
Every region will post an increase, led by the Middle East, the Americas, Africa and the FSU. Offshore activity will grow at about the same pace as onshore drilling.
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February 24, 2022
In a bid to ramp-up exploration and production to achieve this objective, Niger is making its regulatory and fiscal environment conducive for oil and gas energy market players.
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February 21, 2022
The decades-old, oil-storage ship that blew up off the coast of Nigeria recently -- killing some of its crew and spewing its contents -- is one of many vessels of similar vintage across the globe.
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February 17, 2022
The Gambia, Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, has launched the Request for Proposals (RFP) for the A1 licensing round. The deadline for submission of bids is June 6, 2022.
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February 16, 2022
The Republic of Niger hosted this year’s edition of the Mining and Petroleum Forum and Exhibition, demonstrating Niger’s commitment towards the continued development of oil and mineral resources within the country and region.
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February 07, 2022
At least two crew members on board an oil production vessel off Nigeria’s coast died following a blast that wrecked the ship last week.
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February 04, 2022
Nigeria has started investigating an explosion on an oil production vessel capable of holding about 2 million barrels of crude.
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February 03, 2022
Shell Plc’s sale of a multibillion-dollar stake in a joint venture that operates oil fields in Nigeria has attracted bids from four local companies, according to people familiar with the negotiations.
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February 03, 2022
Africa’s biggest crude producer is preparing a crackdown on oil theft as part of an ambitious recovery plan to boost output that’s fallen by more than a quarter in two years.
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January 28, 2022
The Uganda National Oil Company plans to sign a final investment decision on Feb. 1 for a large oil field and pipeline project, taking a definitive step toward becoming a crude exporter.
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January 19, 2022
Ghana’s state-owned oil company is progressing with plans to sell liquefied natural gas throughout West Africa after shipments of the fuel begin to flow to an import terminal this year.
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January 2022
For more than a year, the African Energy Chamber has been pushing back against steadily building pressure to halt new foreign investments in Africa’s oil and gas industry.
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