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Gabon Picks Seven Companies For Final Oil Block Talks
Monday, July 21, 2014 Gabon selects seven companies for a final round of negotiations as part of an offshore licensing round the government hopes will reverse a chronic decline in output, the country's oil ministry says.
N'Goma FPSO to Sail Away to Block 15/06 Offshore Angola Shortly
Monday, July 21, 2014 The N'Goma floating production, storage and offloading facility prepares to sail away from Port Amboim to commence mooring and hook-up operations at Block 15/06 offshore Angola.
KCA Deutag Wins $170M Sonangol Rig Contract
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 KCA Deutag wins a $170-million rig contract with Sonangol for work offshore Angola.
WGK Secures SURF Services Contract for the TEN Project Offshore Ghana
Wednesday, July 02, 2014 Wood Group Kenny secures a subsea, umbilical, risers, flowlines engineering services contract for the Tweneboa, Enyenra and Ntomme project offshore Ghana.
Tullow Oil Books $415M Exploration Write-off after Poor Drilling
Wednesday, July 02, 2014 Tullow Oil reports a $415 million exploration write-off after disappointing results in Mauritania, Ethiopia and Norway.
Ophir Comes up Dry Offshore Gabon
Thursday, June 26, 2014 Ophir reports that its Okala-1 well, targeting pre-salt Cretaceous sands offshore Gabon, fails to find hydrocarbons.
Total Cancels Skandi Aker Vessel Contract
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 Total has cancelled a $250-million contract for Aker Solutions' Skandi Aker well-intervention vessel, which has been operating offshore Angola since September last year.
Africa's Natural Resources: Focus for Both Oil and Gas Sectors
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 Investors estimate that $1.25 trillion will be invested over the 2001 to 2030 period in African energy.