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Gabon Oil Workers Strike Cuts Output From Onal Field
Thursday, October 20, 2016 A strike in Gabon by oil workers at French company Maurel and Prom has cut production from the Onal field to 10,000 barrels per day from 28,000 bpd normally.

ExxonMobil To Start Drilling First Liberia Well In November
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 ExxonMobil will start drilling its first exploratory well off the coast of Liberia in November.

MX Oil: First Sale From Oil Production at Aje Registered
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 MX Oil announces that PR Oil and Gas Limited, the holder of its investment in OML 113, has received $1.2 million from the sale of the first production of oil from the Nigerian Aje Field.

Nigeria Expects 22% Jump In Oil Output By End-Dec
Monday, October 17, 2016 OPEC member Nigeria expects its oil production rate to jump by 22% by the year-end to 2.2 million barrels per day from current levels, its oil minister said on Monday.

Nigerian Military Confirms Attack On Oil Pipeline In Delta
Friday, October 14, 2016 Unknown "vandals" attack a crude pipeline belonging to NNNPC in the restive Niger Delta.


Kidnapped Romanian Oil Engineer in Niger Delta Released
Thursday, October 13, 2016 The Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has confirmed to Rigzone that the Romanian engineer abducted in Nigeria's oil producing Niger Delta region has been released.

Minister: Chinese Delegation To Visit Nigeria To Discuss Oil Investments
Wednesday, October 05, 2016 A Chinese delegation will visit Nigeria this month to discuss investment in the West African country's oil and gas industry, Nigeria's oil minister says.

Nigerian Militant Group Claims Attack on Oil Pipeline in Niger Delta
Thursday, September 29, 2016 A Nigerian militant group claimed an attack on Thursday on a crude pipeline operated by state oil firm NNPC in the Niger Delta.

Nigeria Mulling Oil Assets Sale That Could Reshape The Industry
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 Nigeria's possible sale of some of its oil and gas assets to raise money and boost the contracting economy in Africa's most populous country could reduce the government's influence over its biggest industry.

Savannah Petroleum Expects Niger Exploration Drilling to Commence H1 2017
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 Savannah Petroleum plc expects exploration drilling to commence in Niger in the first half of next year, following the acquisition of seismic data across the R3 license area.

Niger Delta Avengers Blow Up Bonny Crude Line
Monday, September 26, 2016 Nigerian militant group Niger Delta Avengers says that it attacked the Bonny crude export line.

Tullow Oil Confirms Turret Bearing Cover
Friday, September 23, 2016 Tullow Oil plc states that hull and machinery insurance cover has been confirmed for the FPSO Kwame Nkrumah by its reinsurers, following the failure of the turret bearing earlier this year.

Nigeria Lawmakers To Investigate $17B Oil Theft Claim
Friday, September 23, 2016 Lawmakers in Nigeria's lower house of parliament are to investigate whether $17 billion of petroleum and fuel exports were stolen by companies and government agencies.

Gabon Oil Workers To Stay Home Until Final Election Result
Thursday, September 22, 2016 Gabon oil workers will stay at home from Thursday over concerns about potential violence when a court delivers a final verdict on the central African country's disputed election result.