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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.

Angola’s major deep offshore Kaombo project comes on stream

Total has started up production of Kaombo, currently the biggest deep offshore development in Angola, located on Block 32, 260 km off the coast of Luanda.

Mozambique's $49-billion LNG plan stokes anxiety in north

A giant refrigerator will replace the village Jonas Alide Saide has called home for 70 years and he’s not happy about it.

Shell secures exploration acreage offshore Mauritania

Shell signed two production sharing contracts with the government of Mauritania for the exploration and potential future production of hydrocarbons in offshore blocks C-10 and C-19.

Shell in talks to sell $2-billion Nigeria oil assets

Royal Dutch Shell Plc is in talks to sell two Nigerian oil licenses in an area that’s at the heart of environmental and human rights controversies for $2 billion, according to people familiar with the plan.

Result of Arbitration between Tullow Oil and Kosmos Energy

Tullow Oil plc has announced that a panel of arbitrators has delivered an award in favor of Kosmos Energy Ghana HC (Kosmos) in relation to its dispute with Tullow Ghana Limited (Tullow).

Seadrill provides update on West Leo early termination litigation

Seadrill Partners LLC has announced that Tullow Ghana Limited will not be appealing the English High Court ruling in favor of Seadrill Ghana Operations Limited.

Nigeria takes first step in $12-billion LNG expansion plan

Nigeria is taking its first steps to expand its LNG capacity by a third, outlining a $12-billion program to keep up with the world’s biggest producers.

Savannah announces third oil discovery in Niger

Savannah Petroleum announce its third consecutive discovery in the R3/R4 PSC Area, southeast Niger.

Compliant screen raises the bar for successful and cost-efficient sand control

Maxime “Max” Coffin, Keith Oddie, Halliburton

Hydraulic screen technology in sand control completion can maximize asset value while providing a simpler, more flexible installation that improves reliability.

Eni starts gas production from OCTP Project, deep offshore Ghana

Eni has started gas production from Sankofa field in the Offshore Cape Three Points (OCTP) Integrated Oil and Gas Project, in Ghana, on schedule during the past weekend.

SBM Offshore awarded contracts for Exxon's second Liza FPSO

SBM Offshore is pleased to announce that ExxonMobil subsidiary Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited has awarded the company contracts to perform front end engineering and design for a second floating production, storage and offloading vessel for the Liza development located in the Stabroek block in Guyana.