Regional News: West Africa
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Murphy Oil and OMV to Drill in Namibia
Thursday, March 06, 2014 Independent explorer Murphy Oil and Austria's OMV will search for oil and gas off Namibia's coast, the country's petroleum commissioner says.
Rig Salvage Work off Angola LNG to Start in 2Q
Friday, February 28, 2014 Salvage work to remove a capsized drilling rig offshore Angola is due to start during the second quarter, says Saipem.
SNH: Cameroon Oil Production to Pass 82,000 Bopd in 2014
Thursday, February 27, 2014 A 25% increase in oil production this year will take Cameroon's daily output to just over 82,000 barrels of oil per day.
Heritage Increases Production from OML 30 Onshore Nigeria
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 Heritage Oil increases production at its OML 30 concession, onshore Nigeria, by 17% compared to the last quarter of 2013.
Saipem Wins $520 Offshore Contracts in Congo, Indonesia
Monday, February 24, 2014 Italy's Saipem wins $520 million of new contracts for offshore engineering and construction work in Congo and Indonesia.
Gabon Tells Total To Pay $805 Mln In Taxes
Friday, February 21, 2014 Gabon's government tells French oil major Total's local subsidiary to pay $805 million in taxes it owes for 2008 to 2010.
FPSO Armada Perdana Continues Work at Nigeria's Oyo Field Under $381M Deal
Thursday, February 20, 2014 Bumi Armada inked contracts, worth $381 million, with Oceanic Consultants Nigeria for continued deployment of FPSO Armada Perdana at the Oyo field offshore Nigeria.
Chariot Appoints New Directors
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 Africa-focused junior Chariot Oil & Gas appoints two non-executive directors to its board.
Shell to Drill for Oil in Namibian Waters
Monday, February 17, 2014 Shell will drill for oil offshore Namibia, says country's mines and energy minister Isak Katali.
Tullow Sees Major Development Progress in Africa
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 Tullow Oil reports that it added 222 million barrels in contingent resources in 2013 and that it has recently opened a new oil play in Late Cretaceous turbidites offshore Mauritania.
CNR Secures Rig for Development Drilling Offshore Ivory Coast
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 CNR International secures Cajun Express rig for a six-well program on the Baobab field, off the Ivory Coast.
Eland Technical Director Steps Down
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 Eland Oil & Gas reports that its technical director has stepped down from his role, while a non-executive director has resigned his position.
Drilling Starts on Bamboo Prospect Offshore Cameroon
Monday, February 10, 2014 Sterling Energy reports that its partner, Murphy Cameroon Ntem, has begun drilling the Bamboo-1 well offshore Cameroon.
Sao Tome Shortlists Four Companies In Oil Block Licensing Round
Thursday, February 06, 2014 The government of Sao Tome and Principe has short-listed 4 companies to bid on 2 oil blocks in its exclusive economic zone, according to a statement released by ANP.
Production Begins at Opuama Field, Onshore Nigeria
Wednesday, February 05, 2014 Eland Oil & Gas reported Wednesday that production has started at the Opuama oilfield on the OML 40 license, onshore Nigeria.