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Eland: Opuama-3 Well Hits 150,000 Barrel Mark
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 Eland Oil & Gas plc announces that the Opuama-3 well in Nigeria's OML 40 license has produced over 150,000 barrels of oil since the company's last update on Jan. 31.

Lekoil Aims to Ramp Up Otakikpo Output to 10,000 BOPD by 2Q
Monday, February 20, 2017 Africa-focused oil and gas company Lekoil aims to ramp up production from the Otakikpo Marginal Field, located in Nigeria's OML 11, to 10,000 barrels of oil per day by the end of 2Q.

Chad's Upstream Sector Income Could Erode Post-2021, GlobalData Warns
Thursday, February 16, 2017 Chad's income from the upstream sector will continually erode in the post-2021 period unless there is an oil price hike over the medium term or new large projects are brought online, GlobalData warns.

Workers End Strike At CNR's Ivory Coast Operations
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 Workers at Canadian Natural Resources' Baobab and Espoir oil and gas fields in Ivory Coast end a strike over employment conditions launched last week.

Nigeria Must Offer Work To Illegal Refiners To Reach Peace
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 Nigeria needs to offer work for illegal refiners in the Niger Delta to help achieve peace there, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says.


DeepOcean Announces Completion of 'Ground Breaking' 3D Laser Survey
Wednesday, February 08, 2017 ADUS DeepOcean, a subsidiary of DeepOcean Group Holding BV, announces the completion of a "ground breaking" 3D laser survey offshore Ghana.

Workers Launch Strike At CNR's Ivory Coast Fields
Wednesday, February 08, 2017 Workers at Canadian Natural Resources' Baobab and Espoir oil and gas fields in Ivory Coast launch a 72-hour strike over employment conditions, the head of their union said.

Angolan Rebels Call On Oil Region To Boycott Election
Wednesday, February 08, 2017 Separatist rebels call on Angola's oil region to boycott parliamentary elections in August.

Eni Starts Production from East Hub Development Project
Wednesday, February 08, 2017 Eni S.p.A starts production from the East Hub Development Project, offshore Angola, 5 months ahead of schedule.

Nigeria Will Meet All Overdue Payments To Ex-Militants In Niger Delta
Thursday, February 02, 2017 Nigeria will soon pay all overdue cash stipends to former militants who signed up for an amnesty in 2009 in the Niger Delta oil hub, the government says.

Seplat: Nigeria's Trans Forcados Pipeline To Reopen Near End 2Q
Monday, January 30, 2017 Nigeria's Trans Forcados Pipeline which has been shut for most of the last year could reopen "towards the end of the second quarter", Seplat Chief Executive Austin Avuru said.

Ghana's Only Oil Refinery Shut After Explosion
Friday, January 27, 2017 Ghana's only oil refinery, the Tema Oil Refinery, is shut after an explosion at a newly installed 5.8-million-euro crude oil heating unit.

Bowleven: Progress is Being Made at Cameroon Assets
Friday, January 27, 2017 Africa-focused oil and gas company Bowleven plc states that progress is being made within its assets in Cameroon.

Nigeria Court Orders Temporary Forfeiture Of Oilfield In Corruption Probe
Thursday, January 26, 2017 A Nigerian court has ordered the temporary forfeiture of assets and the transfer of operations of a long-disputed oilfield owned by Shell and Eni, among others, to the federal government.

GE Proposes Investing In Nigeria's Ailing Oil Refineries
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 General Electric Co has proposed investing in Nigeria's oil refineries, potentially convening a consortium of companies to improve capacity at the run-down facilities.

Equatorial Guinea Says It Expects Decision Soon On OPEC Membership Bid
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 Equatorial Guinea has held "fruitful" discussions and expects a decision soon on an offer to join the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).