AfrOil Top Story archive

22 May 2018, Week 20, Issue 740

Sirius Petroleum is ready to develop its Ororo field, in Nigeria, the company said in its final results for 2017, published on May 15. The company said the joint operating agreement (JOA) on Ororo...

15 May 2018, Week 19, Issue 739

Calgary-based Oryx Petroleum expects to carry out drilling on the AGC Central licence in 2019, the company said last week in its first quarter results. Oryx is principally focused on Kurdistan but...

08 May 2018, Week 18, Issue 738

Anadarko Petroleum has signed sufficient non-binding deals on LNG exports from its proposed Mozambique development. It now needs to convert these into binding long-term sale and purchase...

01 May 2018, Week 17, Issue 737

SDX Energy has spud the final well in its Moroccan campaign, the company said on April 27, after announcing a further heavy oil discovery in Egypt, on April 24.

24 April 2018, Week 16, Issue 736

Australia’s Woodside Petroleum has made a second oil discovery offshore Gabon, the company announced last week in its first quarter report. 

17 April 2018, Week 15, Issue 735

Equatorial Guinea has continued its push to find new customers for its LNG exports, with the country’s energy minister visiting Togo and Burkina Faso recently. This builds on previous deals in...

10 April 2018, Week 14, Issue 734

Savannah Petroleum has begun drilling its first well in southeastern Niger, the company said on April 3. The Bushiya-1 well was spudded on March 31, in the R3 area in southeast Niger’s Agadem Rift...

03 April 2018, Week 13, Issue 733

Growing weary of slow progress in approving its acquisition of an additional stake in Oil Prospecting Licence (OPL) 310, Lekoil has applied to the federal high court in Nigeria to speed things...

27 March 2017, Week 12, Issue 732

The removal of the head of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) has triggered new threats from groups in the Niger Delta. Paul Boroh, a retired army officer, was removed from the PAP in mid-...

20 March 2017, Week 11, Issue 731

SDX Energy’s North African business is gathering pace, with a heavy oil discovery announced in Egypt on March 14 and a gas find in Morocco on March 9. 

13 March 2017, Week 10, Issue 730

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has predicted Angola’s oil production will fall by 370,000 bpd during the next five years, marking the second largest drop globally over the five-year period...

06 March 2017, Week 09, Issue 729

Nigeria’s Seplat Petroleum Development posted net profits of US$265 million in 2017, versus a loss of US$166 million in 2016. Setting out its full-year earnings on February 28,...

27 February 2017, Week 08, Issue 728

The KSS-2 well in Morocco’s Sebou permit found gas but is considered to be non-commercial. Announcing the result, SDX Energy on February 21 said this was the sixth well in its current campaign,...

20 February 2017, Week 07, Issue 727

Algeria’s Sonatrach and Italian services company Saipem have formally settled their past differences by signing an agreement to end their legal disputes over four gas projects in the North African...

13 February 2017, Week 06, Issue 726

The Mozambique government has approved the development plan for the Anadarko Petroleum-backed LNG plant on February 6. The news coincided with an update from the US company, which said it – and...

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