AfrOil Top Story archive

26 June 2018, Week 25, Issue 745

Soco International has struck a deal to sell its interests in Congo Brazzaville to a Norway-based company, Coastal Energy Congo. The price agreed is US$10 million, with an over-riding royalty...

19 June 2018, Week 24, Issue 744

Malaysia’s Yinson Production has entered into a heads of terms (HoT) agreement on the supply of a floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) unit for Nigeria’s Oil Mining Licences (OMLs)...

12 June 2018, Week 23, Issue 743

Savannah Petroleum has made a second find in the Agadem Rift Basin, in Niger. Announcing the result on June 6, the London-listed explorer said the Amdigh-1 well had found an estimated 22 metres of...

05 June 2018, Week 22, Issue 742

Golar LNG and Schlumberger have pulled out of the OneLNG venture in yet another misfortune for Ophir Energy’s Fortuna LNG project, offshore Equatorial Guinea. Despite this, Ophir is pushing on...

29 May 2018, Week 21, Issue 741

Egypt’s Ministry of Petroleum last week announced the opening of two new licensing rounds, covering 27 blocks in onshore and offshore areas. The Egyptian General Petroleum Corp. (EGPC) is offering...

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. 

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