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Australia's FAR Expects 1.1B Barrels Of Oil From Gambian Blocks
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 FAR Ltd says an independent study of 2 of its offshore blocks in West Africa's Gambia found potential for a total of 1.1 billion barrels of oil.

BP Seeks Stake In Cairn Energy Senegal Assets
Monday, November 20, 2017 Cairn Energy is in talks with BP to sell a 30% stake offshore Senegal.

Ghana Opens Talks With Exxon On Deepwater Drilling Contract
Monday, November 13, 2017 Ghana has opened talks with ExxonMobil to allow the US oil firm to undertake deepwater exploration off its coast, a deputy energy minister says.

Gambia To Market Oil Blocks Revoked From African Petroleum
Friday, November 10, 2017 Gambia plans to market 2 offshore oil blocks that it revoked from African Petroleum.

Kosmos Expects To Resume Drilling On Ghana's TEN Project In Early 2018
Monday, November 06, 2017 Kosmos Energy Ltd expects to resume development drilling on Ghana's multi-billion dollar TEN deepwater oil and gas project in early 2018.

Niger Delta Avengers Issue 'Bloody' New Warning to Oil Companies
Friday, November 03, 2017 The Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) have issued a 'brutal and bloody' new warning to oil and gas companies operating in Nigeria's Niger Delta region.

Ivory Coast To Auction 22 New Blocks For Hydrocarbon Exploration
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 Ivory Coast is offering 22 new blocks for hydrocarbon exploration at a new licensing round.

Equatorial Guinea Takes Steps to Stem Oil-Output Decline
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 Equatorial Guinea, OPEC's newest member, is taking steps to stem the decline in its oil production.

Nigeria's 650,000 Bpd Dangote Refinery Seen Onstream By End 2019
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 A refinery being built in Nigeria is due to come onstream by the end of 2019.

Ivory Coast 2017 Crude Oil Output Seen Rising Slightly To 40,000 Bpd
Monday, October 23, 2017 Average crude oil output for Ivory Coast in 2017 revised to 40,000 barrels a day, Energy and Petroleum Minister Thierry Tanoh says.

Angola Is Not The Next Venezuela, State Oil Firm Says As It Cuts Debt
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 Angola is not the next Venezuela, the head of state oil firm Sonangol says.

African Petroleum Seeks Arbitration Over Gambia Oil Dispute
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 African Petroleum Corp has begun arbitration proceedings over Gambia's decision to strip the company of its rights to explore for oil in two offshore areas.

Tullow Oil Signs Exploration Contracts Offshore Ivory Coast
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 Tullow Oil has signed four production-sharing contracts in Ivory Coast with an initial investment of $21 million.

Ghana Fuel Site Blast Kills at Least 7, Injures Dozens
Monday, October 09, 2017 The site includes an LPG storage depot and two service stations run by state-owned GOIL and oil major Total.

Total to Map Guinea Oil Blocks with Option to Acquire Three
Friday, October 06, 2017 Total plans to carry out seismic mapping of deep and ultra deep offshore blocks with an option to acquire three of them.

Nigerian Minister Is Said to Question $24 Billion Oil Deals
Wednesday, October 04, 2017 Nigeria's oil minister sent a letter to President Buhari listing at least $24B of contracts involving the state oil company that he said were never discussed with him or the firm's board.

Nigeria's NPDC Says To Raise Output To 300,000 Bpd By 2018
Monday, September 25, 2017 The main subsidiary of Nigeria's state oil company says it planned to increase production from fields.

Glencore Strikes Multi-Year Purchase Deal With Angola LNG
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 Glencore is to buy LNG supplies from Angola LNG over a multi-year period.

Russia's Gazprom Signs LNG Supply Deal With Ghana
Monday, September 18, 2017 Gazprom has signed a 12-year deal to supply Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) with liquefied natural gas.

Sulphurous Fuels Flow To West Africa As States Defer Tougher Rules
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 Nigeria and several other West African states are not expected to implement rules banning imports of sulphur-heavy fuels until Dec. 1.

Nigeria's Shoreline Energy Signs $300 Million Gas Deal With Shell
Monday, September 11, 2017 Shoreline has signed a $300 million agreement with the local unit of Shell to develop gas infrastructure around the commercial capital, Lagos, both companies say.

Angola LNG Strikes Multi-Year Sales Deal With Vitol
Tuesday, September 05, 2017 Angola's sole LNG export facility will begin delivering shipments to commodity trader Vitol later this year.

Ghana, Equatorial Guinea Presidents To Sign LNG Deal
Monday, August 21, 2017 Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo plans to sign an agreement to import LNG from Equatorial Guinea during his three-day visit.

Protesters Drag Shell Niger Delta Oil Facility Shutdown Into Fifth Day
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 Protesters on Tuesday dragged the shutdown of a Shell crude oil facility in the Niger Delta into its fifth day.

Hundreds Of Protesters Storm Shell Oil Facility In Niger Delta
Friday, August 11, 2017 Hundreds of Nigerians stormed a crude oil facility and gas plant owned by Shell in the Niger Delta.

Amid Skepticism, Nigeria Continues to Move Forward to Revamp its Government
Thursday, August 10, 2017 Operators, experts remain cautious as Africa's No. 1 oil producing nation passes a bill to reduce corruption.

Nigeria's Forte Oil In Talks On Refinery Deal To Boost Capacity
Friday, August 04, 2017 Nigeria's Forte Oil In Talks On Refinery Deal To Boost Capacity

Nigeria's State Oil Company Signs Deals With Chevron, Shell
Thursday, August 03, 2017 Nigeria's state oil company says it signed financing agreements with Chevron and Shell worth at least $780 million.

West African Oil Booms As Refineries Cash In On High Margins
Wednesday, August 02, 2017 Booming refinery profits are helping West African oil producers sell cargoes quickly, aided by a shortage in certain types of crude.

Boko Haram Wing Tied To IS Marks Resurgence By Kidnapping Oil Workers
Wednesday, August 02, 2017 A Boko Haram faction with ties to IS and responsible for the kidnapping of a Nigerian oil prospecting team has become a deadly force capable of carrying out highly-organized attacks.

Ambush on Nigeria Oil Team May Hamper Buhari's Recovery Plan
Tuesday, August 01, 2017 An attack by Islamist militants on an oil exploration team in Nigeria's northeast has hurt the government's ambition to find new crude reserves.

Nigeria To Continue Oil Exploration In Lake Chad Basin Despite Kidnapping
Monday, July 31, 2017 Nigerian scientists will continue to search for oil in the restive Lake Chad Basin region despite a kidnapping of some researchers by suspected Boko Haram members.

Boko Haram Attack on Oil Team Said to Have Killed 48
Thursday, July 27, 2017 An attack on a Nigerian oil exploration team by Boko Haram militants leave at least 48 people dead.

African LNG Exports To Get Boost From Offshore Projects
Thursday, July 27, 2017 Cameroon plans to begin exporting LNG later this year using a newly designed offshore plant.

Halliburton To Pay $29.2MM To Settle US Charges Tied To Angola
Thursday, July 27, 2017 Halliburton Co will pay $29.2 million to settle civil charges.

Tullow Plans More Ghana Wells Once Maritime-Border Spat Settled
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 Tullow Oil plans to drill more wells off Ghana once a ruling on a border dispute is out of the way.

Nigeria's Aims To Diversify As 'Era Of Oil Booms' Ends
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 Nigeria plans to cut its oil exploration costs and move away from reliance on crude for export revenues.

Nigeria Says Has Rescued Oil Firm Staff Kidnapped By Suspected Boko Haram
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 Nigeria's military has rescued all members of an oil survey team kidnapped by suspected Boko Haram militants.

Nigeria's Acting President To Return To Restive Oil Heartlands
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 Nigeria's acting president will meet again with community leaders from the Niger Delta oil heartlands next week.

Nigeria Oil Thieves Keep a Lid on Output Even as Bombs Abate
Thursday, July 20, 2017 The continual disruption blighting the impoverished delta region threatens plans to exceed 2 million barrels a day, according to Wood Mackenzie.

African Petroleum Lets Blocks Sale Exclusivity Clause Lapse
Thursday, July 20, 2017 African Petroleum has agreed to let an exclusive agreement lapse in talks to sell oil licenses in Gambia and Senegal, it says.

Ghana Oil Boon Not Enough to Plug Budget Hole as Prices Drop
Thursday, July 13, 2017 A surge in Ghana's oil output this year may do little to ease the West African nation's fiscal strains as crude prices are lower than what it budgeted

African Petroleum's Priority Is To Have Dialogue With Gambia
Thursday, July 06, 2017 African Petroleum's first priority is to engage in a constructive dialogue with Gambian authorities, its CEO says.

Gambia Oil Minister Confirms End To Talks With African Petroleum
Wednesday, July 05, 2017 Gambian Oil Minister Fafa Sanyang confirms the West African nation has ended talks to extend the exploration rights of Oslo-listed African Petroleum for 2 offshore oil blocks.

Nigerian State Oil Firm Says Saved $2B With Cheaper Contracts
Tuesday, July 04, 2017 Nigeria's state oil company has saved $2 billion in the past year by renegotiating its upstream servicing contracts.

Statement: Workers at Ivory Coast's Petroci Go On Strike
Thursday, June 29, 2017 Workers at Ivory Coast's state oil company Petroci went on strike, fearing job losses amid a push by the government to restructure and privatize parts of the business, their union said in a statement.

Nigeria's State Oil Company Agrees $700 Million Joint Venture
Thursday, June 29, 2017 Nigeria's state oil company said it had agreed to a joint venture to cover the more than $700 million cost of developing new oil fields in its southern Niger Delta energy hub.

NNPC: Indonesian Firm Interested In Building Crude Oil Refinery In Nigeria
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 PT Intim Perkasa has expressed an interest in building a refinery in Nigeria, the West African country's state oil company says.

Nigerian Fuel Retailer Nipco Launches $16MM Offer For Mobil Oil Shares
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 Nipco launches a $16 million offer for the shares it needs to take its stake in Mobil Oil to 70% to comply with Nigerian takeover rules.

Shell Nigeria Considering Investment In Gas Project In Niger Delta
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 Shell is considering whether to invest in a gas project in Nigeria's southern Niger Delta energy hub.

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