AfrOil Top Story archive

15 January 2019, Week 02, Issue 770

Aker Energy has completed the Pecan-4A appraisal well offshore Ghana, announcing that it was successful on January 10. The well was drilled on the Deepwater Tano Cape Three Points (DWT/CTP) block...

08 January, 2019, Week 01, Issue 769

Sonatrach has signed two deals for developments around the Gassi Touil project, 150 km southeast of the Hassi Messaoud hub. The Algerian company announced the deal on December 30, with contracts...

18 December, 2018, Week 50, Issue 768

Illicit refining in the Niger Delta has increased by “at least five times” from five years ago, according to recent research by Stakeholder Democracy Network (SDN). This is despite the various...

11 December 2018, Week 49, Issue 767

Qatar Petroleum (QP) has struck a deal with ExxonMobil, buying into three blocks in Mozambique. The Qatari company announced the agreement on December 8. It will receive a 10% stake in one block...

04 December 2018, Week 48, Issue 766

Predator Oil & Gas has been accepted in its application for a licence in northern Morocco, close to Sound Energy’s Tendrara project. A statement on November 30 said Predator had been approved...

27 November 2018, Week 47, Issue 765

Equatorial Guinea has cancelled all contracts with Subsea 7, it was announced on November 21, citing noncompliance with local content regulations. The country took a similar move against Canada’s...

20 November 2018, Week 46, Issue 764

Libya’s National Oil Corp. (NOC) reported earnings of US$1.66 billion for the month of September, an increase of US$93 million over August. Data on the NOC website said income came from sales of...

13 November 2018, Week 45, Issue 763

Panoro Energy has struck a deal to buy OMV’s Tunisian subsidiary for US$65 million. This follows Panoro’s acquisition of DNO Tunisia earlier in 2018. The purchase is being carried out in...

06 November 2018, Week 44, Issue 762

Ghana’s long-delayed Tema LNG import terminal is finally under construction, the CEO of project partner Gasfin said on October 31.

22 October 2018, Week 42, Issue 760

SDX Energy’s plan to buy a “significant” group of assets in Egypt from BP has ended without a deal, it said on October 18. The company said this decision had been reached by mutual agreement. It...

16 October 2018, Week 41, Issue 759

Subsea 7 has won an engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) contract in Ghana from Tullow Oil, for work on the Jubilee field’s FPSO. Announcing the work on October 10,...

09 October 2018, Week 40, Issue 758

Morocco’s options for LNG imports remain under consideration, as the government seeks the best strategy to reduce oil and coal imports. According to Moroccan Energy and Mines Minister Aziz Rabbah...

02 October 2018, Week 39, Issue 757

Savannah intends to test its Amdigh-1 well in December, the company said last week. An electric submersible pump (ESP) will be installed in the Nigerien well, using a workover rig from Great Wall...

25 September 2018, Week 38, Issue 756

South Africa has withdrawn draft legislation set to govern the petroleum and mining industries. It now plans to create separate laws for each sector, South African Communications Minister Nomvula...

18 September 2018, Week 37, Issue 755

Azinam has bought into two blocks in South Africa’s offshore Orange Basin, the company announced on September 11. The Seacrest Capital-backed company, which has a number of interests in...

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