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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.

ExxonMobil farms in to PEL 44, offshore Namibia

Azinam Limited (Azinam), the Seacrest Capital Group-backed Namibian explorer, is pleased to announce that ExxonMobil Namibia (PEL44) Limited, an affiliate of ExxonMobil Corp., has entered into an agreement with Azinam to acquire a 30% interest in Petroleum Exploration License (PEL) 44, offshore Namibia.

Companies in the news

Michele Cowart, World Oil

Danos has been awarded a contract by Shell Exploration and Production Company to provide coatings for Shell’s deepwater Appomattox platform in the Gulf of Mexico.

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.

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.

Rainforest reserve may be opened in Congo oil search

The Democratic Republic of Congo is considering whether to open up swathes of two world-famous national parks to oil exploration.

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.

Tullow's Kenya oil operations threatened as impasse endures

Tullow Oil Plc may shut down operations in northern Kenya in two weeks unless persistent issues with local residents, which threaten progress of the project, are resolved.

Eni announces submission of Rovuma LNG Phase 1 development plan

Mozambique Rovuma Venture has submitted the development plan to the government for the first phase of the Rovuma LNG project, which will produce, liquefy and market natural gas from the Mamba fields located in the Area 4 block offshore Mozambique.

People in the industry

Michele Cowart, World Oil

EnerMech has appointed Salvatore Cutino as regional director for Africa, based in Cape Town, South Africa.

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.

Anglo African Oil & Gas develops the Republic of the Congo

Anglo African Oil & Gas plc, an independent oil and gas developer, is pleased to announce the results of further work on the TLP-102 well on the Tilapia license in the Republic of the Congo.

Eco granted extension on Tamar Block, offshore Namibia

Eco (Atlantic) Oil & Gas Ltd. has announced that it has been granted a one-year extension to March 20, 2019, for the First Renewal Period of the PEL50 license, covering its offshore Tamar Block.

TechnipFMC awarded subsea contract for Total's Zinia 2 field, offshore Angola

TechnipFMC has been awarded a contract by Total E&P Angola for the Zinia Phase 2 field development, located offshore Angola at a water depth between 800 and 1,000 m.