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Libya's Recognized Government Appoints New Chairman of State Oil Firm
Thursday, November 27, 2014 Libya's internationally recognized government appoints a new head of state National Oil Corp handling oil exports, a deputy premier says, as a political conflict over control of the country is hitting the vital energy sector.
Starting Out As An Exploration Geoscientist With Shell
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 Shell profiles Helen Doherty, Exploration Geoscientist for Upstream International New Ventures: Sub-Saharan Africa.
Woodside Gets License to Explore Morocco's Rabat Ultra Deep Offshore Area
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 Woodside receives exploration license for Rabat Ultra Deep Offshore area in Morocco.
Cyprus Eyes Gas Exports to Egypt via Pipeline
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 Cyprus and Egypt agree to accelerate talks on the potential export of Cypriot gas to Egypt once resources come on line.
Firms Developing Cyprus Gas Field Raise Reserve Estimate 12%
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 The reserve estimate for the Aphrodite natural gas field offshore Cyprus has been raised by 12%, and most of the gas is likely to be exported, Israeli firms involved in the project said.
Egypt Says To Repay Debts To Foreign Oil Companies Within Six Months
Thursday, November 13, 2014 Egypt plans to repay all of the debt owed to foreign companies within six months, the oil ministry says, a move it hopes will prompt them to step up exploration and ease the worst energy crunch in decades.
Professor Green Quits as Circle CEO
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 Circle Oil says CEO Professor Green intends to step down as the company makes progress in North Africa and Oman.
Libya's Political Chaos Hits Oilfields, Output Threatened
Monday, November 10, 2014 Libya's escalating political struggles threatened to derail the recovery in the country's oil sector, as a commander in charge of security at its biggest field said forces loyal to a rival government in Tripoli had forced out his men.
Gunmen Storm Libya's El Sharara Oilfield, Shut Down Production
Thursday, November 06, 2014 Gunmen seized Libya's major El Sharara oilfield, looting equipment and shooting as frightened workers sought shelter, oil sources say, in another blow to the country's oil industry which has been subjected to protests and militia blockades.
Official: Algeria To Hold Oil And Gas Auction Within Weeks
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 Algeria is preparing a new auction of oil and gas blocks, an official says, after the North African country awarded just four of 31 fields last month in the first attempt to lure foreign investors since 2011.