AfrOil Top Story archive

19 March 2019, Week 11, Issue 779

Petrofac has won a US$1 billion contract from Groupement Isarene to provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for the Ain Tsila gas field development in Algeria, it...

12 March 2019, Week 10, Issue 778

In a push to lift domestic oil and gas production, Egypt is planning to launch three international oil and gas exploration tenders in 2019, with the Red Sea a key focus as the government hopes to...

05 March 2019, Week 09, Issue 777

Norway-based Aker Energy has encountered oil at its Pecan South-1A well, offshore Ghana. The well was drilled to the south of the Pecan field, in the Deepwater Tano Cape Three Points (DWT/CTP)...

27 February 2019, Week 08, Issue 776

Tensions around Somalia’s proposed licence round continue to mount, following Kenya’s claims that its neighbour had wrongfully included certain areas as its own. Somalia held a roadshow in London...

19 February 2019, Week 07, Issue 775

Australia’s Woodside Petroleum intends to reach FID in mid-2019, with first oil expected in 2022. Announcing the company’s annual results, posted last week, Woodside’s CEO, Peter Coleman, said it...

12 February 2019, Week 06, Issue 774

BP has begun production at the second phase of its West Nile Delta (WND) project. The Giza and Fayoum fields, offshore Egypt, are connected to an existing onshore plant through long-distance...

05 February 2019, Week 05, Issue 773

London-listed Anglo African Oil & Gas has found 12 metres of oil in the Djeno horizon, at its TLP-103C well, it announced on January 29. The company said it would move on to drill a new well,...

29 January 2019, Week 04, Issue 772

Following a week of tense negotiations, Uganda and Tanzania agreed on January 25 to sign host government agreements for the East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline by June 2019. Tullow Oil, in a mid-...

22 January 2019, Week 03, Issue 771

The signing of a contract with Cameroon’s local power utility ENEO has already begun paying off for Victoria Oil & Gas, with production increasing in January to 8.5 mmcf (241,000 cubic metres...

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...

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