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Workers at Ivory Coast's State Oil Company Petroci Extend Strike
Friday, February 05, 2016 Workers at Ivory Coast's state oil company Petroci extend strike,. seeking to bring in employees from other companies to join their protest against layoffs, union officials say.

Tower Resources Director Retires
Friday, February 05, 2016 Tower Resources Non-Executive Director Peter Blakey retires from the company's board.

Kiliwani North Production to Start in Mid-Feb
Monday, February 01, 2016 Aminex and Solo Oil report that they have been given the go-ahead to start production at the Kiliwani North-1 well in Tanzania.

Sasol to Start Drilling in New Mozambique Oil and Gas Fields
Monday, February 01, 2016 South Africa's Sasol receives the green light by Mozambique to develop more oil and gas fields in the southern African state, the company said on Monday, without disclosing how much the project will cost.

Tanzania Finalizes Land Deal For Delayed LNG Project
Friday, January 29, 2016 Tanzania says it had finalized a land acquisition for the site of a planned liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant and was now working to compensate and resettle villagers to move forward on a long-delayed project.


Global Petroleum Looking to Acquire New Projects, Remains 'Selective'
Friday, January 29, 2016 Global Petroleum Limited is interested in investing in new projects, although the company has admitted that it will be "extremely selective" in choosing such ventures.

CGG Conducts Multi-Client Survey Offshore South Africa
Friday, January 22, 2016 CGG commences a multi-client airborne gravity and magnetic survey offshore South Africa.

Chariot Commences 3D Seismic Program Offshore Namibia
Monday, January 18, 2016 Chariot Oil & Gas Limited commences a 3D seismic acquisition survey of approximately 1,000 square miles in Blocks 2312 and 2412A offshore Namibia.

Tanzania's Kiliwani North Project JV Signs Deal to Supply Gas to TPDC
Thursday, January 14, 2016 Aminex and its partners in Tanzania's Kiliwani North gas field project signs agreement to supply gas to Tanzania Petroleum Development Corp.

Eni Starts Production from Mpungi Field Offshore Angola
Monday, January 11, 2016 Eni starts production from the West Hub Development Project's Mpungi field, which is located within Block 15/06 offshore Angola.

Africa Oil Receives Government Approval for Maersk Farm-Out
Monday, January 11, 2016 Africa Oil Corp. receives approval from the government of Kenya for a farm-out deal with Maersk Olie og Gas A/S concerning Kenya's blocks 10BB, 13T and 10BA.