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ConocoPhillips Confirms FAR Holds Pre-Emption Right for Senegal Project
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 ConocoPhillips confirms that Australia's FAR holds a right of pre-emption over the former's sale of its stake in Senegal to Woodside for up to $430 million.

Anger In The Delta Keeps Oil Majors Quiet - And Nigeria's Crude Offline
Monday, August 22, 2016 Oil companies and even Nigerian officials are losing faith in a deal anytime soon with militants who have slashed the nation's oil output.

Ghana's Mahama Says Dispute With Ivory Coast Affected Oil Development
Friday, August 19, 2016 Ghana's President John Mahama says a maritime boundary dispute with Ivory Coast had affected the development of the new TEN oil field.

Tullow Starts TEN Production Offshore Ghana
Thursday, August 18, 2016 Tullow Oil plc flows first oil from the TEN field offshore Ghana, on time and on budget, 3 years after the Plan of Development was approved by the Government of Ghana in May 2013.

SPIE, Sparrows Group Form Oilfield Services Alliance
Thursday, August 18, 2016 Engineering firm Sparrows Group and SPIE Oil & Gas Services sign a global agreement to work in collaboration to support the energy sector.


Cairn Energy Increases SNE 2C Resource Estimate
Tuesday, August 16, 2016 Cairn Energy increases its 2C resource estimate at the SNE asset offshore Senegal to 473 million barrels from an earlier prediction of 385 million barrels.

San Leon Advances Equity Funding Campaign to Support OML 18 Stake Purchase
Thursday, August 11, 2016 Responding to press speculation, San Leon Energy confirms that it has advanced a funding campaign to purchase an indirect interest in OML 18, a Nigerian oil and gas producing field.

Fugro Completes Data Acquisition Program Offshore Western Ghana
Wednesday, August 03, 2016 Fugro completes a 33-month data acquisition program offshore Western Ghana for Hess Ghana Exploration Limited.

Energy Companies in Africa Must Be on Lookout for Corruption
Tuesday, August 02, 2016 Leaked documents detail shell companies engaged in corruption with some African government officials.

BLOG: Renewed Cash Payments Won't Stop Niger Delta Attacks
Tuesday, August 02, 2016 Renewed cash payments won't stop the latest wave of attacks on oil and gas facilities in the restive Niger Delta.

VAALCO Agrees to Acquire Sojitz's Stake in Etame Marin Permit Off Gabon
Tuesday, August 02, 2016 VAALCO agrees to acquire Sojitz's 3.23 percent participating interest in the Etame Marin Permit offshore Gabon.

Nigeria Resumes Cash Pay-Offs to Former Militants in Oil Hub
Monday, August 01, 2016 Nigeria's government has resumed cash payments for former militants in the restive Niger Delta, an official said on Monday, in a bid to end a wave a wave of militant attacks on oil and gas facilities.

Suspected Militants Attack Shell Affiliated Pipeline In Nigeria's Delta
Monday, August 01, 2016 Suspected militants have attacked an oil pipeline operated by a local affiliate of Shell in Nigeria's restive southern Niger Delta region, locals and a community group say.

Tullow Returns to Profit as Cost Cuts, Hedging Pay Off
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 Africa-focused Tullow Oil returns to profit in the first half of the year despite weaker oil prices and lower production.

Niger Delta Avengers Attack another Pipeline
Monday, July 25, 2016 Nigerian militant group the Niger Delta Avengers claim to have blown up another pipeline, this time at Nsit-Ibom L.G.A. in Nigeria's Akwa Ibom state.