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Source: Nigeria Arrests Co-Chair of Atlantic Energy over Corruption
Tuesday, October 06, 2015 An official at Nigeria's Economic and Financial Crimes Commission says that the co-chairman of local oil firm Atlantic Energy has been arrested over corruption and money laundering charges.

Shell Starts Production at Bonga Phase 3 Offshore Nigeria
Monday, October 05, 2015 Shell Nigerian Exploration and Production Company starts production at the Bonga Phase 3 project offshore Nigeria.

Partners Reach FID for Cameroon FLNG Project
Thursday, October 01, 2015 Partners reach a final investment decision to proceed with development of the Cameroon FLNG project.

Harkand Appoints General Manager for Africa
Thursday, October 01, 2015 Oilfield engineering services company Harkand appoints Doug Fieldgate as its general manager for Africa.

Nigeria MD: Shell to Focus Future Investment in Nigeria on Gas
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 The managing director of Shell's joint venture in Nigeria says that the oil major would focus its future investments in the country on natural gas.


MX Oil: 2H 2015 Likely to be Game-Changing
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 MX Oil CEO Stefan Olivier believes the second half of this year "is likely to be game-changing for MX Oil".

African Petroleum Appoints New CEO
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 African Petroleum has appointed a new CEO, following Stuart Lake's decision to step down with immediate effect due to health reasons.

Q&A: Offshore Safety in Nigeria
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 Rigzone talks to Femi Ayoade, Erin Energy's country manager for Nigeria, to get a first-hand opinion on the current state of offshore security in the region.

Bowleven Encounters Hydrocarbons Onshore Cameroon
Monday, September 28, 2015 Bowleven's Moambe exploration well, located on the Bomono Permit onshore Cameroon, encounters hydrocarbons.

Angola: Potential Production Table-Topper?
Friday, September 25, 2015 With Angola's latest onshore licensing round recently sparking back into life after multiple delays, Rigzone takes a closer look at the intricacies of the project, outlining what the new round could mean.

RoyalGate to Drill New Well in Equatorial Guinea's Block Z
Friday, September 25, 2015 RoyalGate Energy will drill a new well in Equatorial Guinea's Block Z in the first quarter of 2016.

FAR in Farm-in Option Agreement for Senegal Offshore Block
Thursday, September 24, 2015 FAR Limited enters into a farm-in option agreement with a subsidiary of Trace Atlantic Oil Ltd for the Djiffere block offshore Senegal.

Sirius Raises Funds to Finance Ororo Field Development
Tuesday, September 22, 2015 Sirius Petroleum raises $1.55 million to help it finance its Ororo Field well permit application in Nigeria.

NNPC: Nigeria's State Oil Company Secures $1.2B Drilling Financing Package
Monday, September 21, 2015 Nigeria's state oil company secures a $1.2 billion multi-year drilling financing package to contribute to the running of 36 oil wells to be operated as part of a joint venture deal.

Technip Awards Contract to Harkand-CSA JV for the TEN Project Off Ghana
Friday, September 18, 2015 The Harkand-Consolidated Shipping Agencies joint venture lands a contract from Technip for the Tullow Oil-operated Tweneboa,Enyenra and Ntomme project offshore Ghana.

Polarcus Receives LOI for a 3D Marine Seismic Project off West Africa
Friday, September 18, 2015 Polarcus receives a letter of intent to undertake a 3D marine seismic project offshore West Africa.

FAR Commences Senegal 3D Seismic Survey with JV Partners
Thursday, September 17, 2015 FAR commences a new 3D seismic survey, with its joint venture partners, over the Sangomar Deep, Sangomar and Rufisque permits, located offshore Senegal.

First Oil Flows from the North Tchibala Field Offshore Gabon
Thursday, September 17, 2015 VAALCO Energy flows first oil from the North Tchibala field offshore Gabon.

Tower Resources Enters Cameroon with Thali PSC
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 Tower Resources will be exploring offshore Cameroon from 2016 after signing the Thali Production Sharing Contract at the offices of Societe Nationale des Hydrocarbures in Yaounde.

Q&A Spotlight: Norfin Offshore's Charles Udonwa
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 Rigzone speaks with Norfin's Executive Chairman Charles Udonwa about Nigeria's petroleum industry and the growing deepwater segment in West Africa.

Exxon Mobil Starts Oil Production at Erha North Phase 2
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 Exxon Mobil announces that its subsidiary, Esso Exploration and Production Nigeria Limited, has started oil production ahead of schedule at the Erha North Phase 2 project offshore Nigeria.

Erin Completes 3D Seismic Acquisition Offshore Gambia
Monday, September 14, 2015 Erin Energy successfully completes the acquisition of a new 3D seismic survey offshore The Gambia.

Erin Energy Appoints New Chief Operating Officer
Friday, September 11, 2015 Erin Energy appoints its senior vice president for exploration and production, Segun Omidele, as its new chief operating officer, effective immediately.

Aker Solutions Appoints New Regional President
Wednesday, September 09, 2015 Aker Solutions has appointed David Clark as regional president of the UK and Africa, effective September 21, 2015.