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Savannah: Niger R3 License Area 3D Seismic Completed
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 Savannah Petroleum plc announces that the 3D seismic acquisition over a 300 square mile portion of the R3 license area has been completed, approximately 2 weeks ahead of schedule and on budget.

FAR: SNE 5 Appraisal Well Spuds Offshore Senegal
Monday, January 23, 2017 FAR Limited announces that the drilling of the SNE-5 appraisal well, offshore Senegal, began Jan. 21.

Equatorial Guinea Says Presents Offer To Become OPEC Member In 2017
Monday, January 23, 2017 Equatorial Guinea presents an offer to join the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) this year and has agreed to production cuts.

NPDC Pipeline Set on Fire, Cause Unclear
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 A crude oil pipeline belonging to the Niger Petroleum Development Company was set on fire, according to a report from Nigerian newspaper Vanguard.

BLOG: Buhari Changes Hard-Line Approach to Delta Unrest
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari looks to implement a peaceful approach to deal with militants attacking oil and gas firms in the Niger Delta.

  


UK Export Agency Signs First Loan Deal In Africa For Ghana Energy Project
Monday, January 16, 2017 Britain's credit export agency, UK Export Finance (UKEF), signs its first direct loan deal in Africa, providing $310 million to GE Oil & Gas to supply equipment for an oil and gas project in Ghana.

Shell Oil Workers In Gabon Begin 'Unlimited' Strike
Thursday, January 12, 2017 Royal Dutch Shell workers in Gabon begin an 'unlimited' strike at all the company's operations in the Central African OPEC member country.

Nigeria Oil Union Suspends Three-Day Nationwide Strike After Talks
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 A Nigerian oil labor union has suspended a nationwide three-day strike over job losses that hit petrol stations and oil tankers.

Gabon Reshuffles Cabinet, Replaces Oil Minister
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 OPEC-member Gabon has replaced 3 ministers, including the oil minister, the government said in a statement.

Nigerian Oil Labour Union Suspends Strike At Total's Fuel Depots
Friday, January 06, 2017 Nigerian oil labour union Nupeng has suspended a strike at Total's fuel depots after an agreement was reached to end a row over sackings.

Nigeria Resumes Payments To Former Niger Delta Militants
Thursday, January 05, 2017 Nigeria has resumed payments of cash stipends to former militants agreed under a 2009 amnesty in the country's Niger Delta oil hub.

NNPC Awards 39 Companies Crude Oil Term Contracts for 2017
Wednesday, January 04, 2017 The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has awarded 39 companies crude oil term contracts for the 2017 period.

Oil, Gas Conflicts throughout Africa in 2016
Wednesday, January 04, 2017 North and West Africa have seen a spate of oil and gas-related clashes in 2016.

San Leon 'Encouraged' by Performance from its OML 18 Field in Nigeria
Friday, December 30, 2016 Junior producer San Leon Energy reports increased production from its OML 18 field in Nigeria.