Exploration News for East & South Africa


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Nigeria's Oranto Petroleum Signs Uganda Oil Exploration Deal
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 Nigeria's Oranto Petroleum has signed two production sharing agreements with Uganda to explore for oil and gas around Lake Albert.

Uganda Signs Oil Exploration Deal With Australia's Armour Energy
Thursday, September 14, 2017 Uganda signs an oil exploration deal with Australia's Armour Energy Limited.

Britain's Tullow Launches Oil, Gas Exploration In Zambia
Friday, August 11, 2017 Tullow Oil starts exploring for oil and gas in Zambia.

Uganda To Finalize Oil Exploration Deal With Nigerian Firm
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 Uganda is set to sign 2 oil production sharing agreements with a Nigerian firm, enabling the company to begin exploration work, the government says.

Total Asks to Revisit South Sudan Oil-Blocks, Minister Says
Monday, June 05, 2017 Total approached South Sudan about developing two of its biggest oil blocks after previous talks on the fields collapsed, according to the African nation's petroleum minister.

South Africa May Award First Shale Gas Exploration Licenses by End-Sept
Monday, May 15, 2017 The five license applications under review are for exploration in the semi-arid Karoo basin.

Ntorya-2 Well 'Substantially Exceeds Expectations'
Wednesday, March 08, 2017 The overall results of the Ntorya-2 appraisal well 'substantially exceed Aminex's expectations'.

Fugro Secures Seep Survey Contract Offshore Kenya
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 Geo-intelligence firm Fugro secures a contract with Shell/BG Kenya for the execution of a seabed survey to detect natural leakages of hydrocarbons.

Sasol Suspends Drilling In Mozambique Due To Tropical Storm
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 South African petrochemical group Sasol Ltd temporarily suspends drilling activity in Mozambique due to tropical storm Dineo.

Aminex Hits Gas at Tanzania Well
Monday, February 06, 2017 Aminex plc reveals that the Ntorya-2 appraisal well in Tanzania has encountered a gross gas bearing reservoir unit of approximately 167 feet.

Tullow Finds Oil in Kenyan Erut-1 Well
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 Tullow Oil plc announces that the Erut-1 well in Block 13T, Northern Kenya, has discovered oil.

Cobalt Encouraged by North Platte Appraisal Results
Wednesday, January 04, 2017 Cobalt is encouraged by the preliminary results of its North Platte No. 4 appraisal well in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.

Africa Oil Corp: Erut 1 Well in Kenya Spudded
Tuesday, December 20, 2016 Africa Oil Corp has revealed that the Erut-1 well, located in Kenya's Block 13T, has been spudded.

Africa Oil, Partners To Begin Drilling New Kenya Wells In Dec
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 Africa Oil and its partners in Kenya will drill up to 8 exploration and appraisal wells starting from December to boost proven resources.

Prospect Of Offshore Oil Offers Mixed Blessing For Somalia
Monday, November 07, 2016 Somalia looks more likely to strike oil than gas in its long pursuit of offshore riches, making it easier for the African state to exploit any windfall.

Shell Commences Drilling Program in Tanzania
Thursday, November 03, 2016 Royal Dutch Shell plc announces the start of a drilling program covering two wells, in Block 1 and 4, in the Mafia Deep basin off Tanzania.

Tullow Oil Says To Restart Kenyan Exploration And Appraisal Next Month
Tuesday, November 01, 2016 Tullow Oil will restart exploration and appraisal drilling at Kenya's prolific South Lokichar field next month where it saw an upside potential of over 1 billion barrels of recoverable oil.

Mozambique To Launch Next Oil And Gas Licensing Round In 2017 Or 2018
Tuesday, November 01, 2016 Mozambique, which has vast offshore gas reserves, will hold its sixth round of oil and gas licensing round late in 2017 or in 2018, a government official told an industry conference on Tuesday.

African Oil Explorers Poised for Comeback After Drilling Low
Monday, October 31, 2016 "From September we've seen a definite warming," said Chariot CEO Larry Bottomley, who sees a revival of interest in exploration in Africa.