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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.

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.

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.

Total Expands Oil Search Offshore West Africa With Mauritanian Deal
Friday, May 12, 2017 Total has signed a deal to explore for oil and gas offshore Mauritania, the French company says.

BP, Kosmos Make Major Gas Find Off Coast Of Senegal
Monday, May 08, 2017 BP and joint venture partner Kosmos Energy reveal a major gas discovery off Senegal.

CNOOC Ties Up With Australia's FAR To Hunt For Oil, Gas Off West Africa
Friday, March 31, 2017 CNOOC Ltd agrees to team up with Australian minnow FAR Ltd to look for oil and gas prospects in what is seen as a promising frontier off Senegal and Gambia over the next 2 years.

Cairn Energy: SNE-5 Appraisal Well Hits Oil, Gas
Tuesday, March 07, 2017 Cairn Energy plc announces that multiple samples of oil and gas have been recovered at the SNE-5 appraisal well offshore Senegal.

Equatorial Guinea Extends EG Ronda Licensing Round
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 The Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons of Equatorial Guinea extends the official closing date of the EG Ronda Licensing Round to April 28, 2017.

DeepOcean Announces Completion of 'Ground Breaking' 3D Laser Survey
Wednesday, February 08, 2017 ADUS DeepOcean, a subsidiary of DeepOcean Group Holding BV, announces the completion of a "ground breaking" 3D laser survey offshore Ghana.

Savannah: Niger R3 License Area 3D Seismic Completed
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 Savannah Petroleum plc announces that the 3D seismic acquisition over a 300 square mile portion of the R3 license area has been completed, approximately 2 weeks ahead of schedule and on budget.

FAR: SNE 5 Appraisal Well Spuds Offshore Senegal
Monday, January 23, 2017 FAR Limited announces that the drilling of the SNE-5 appraisal well, offshore Senegal, began Jan. 21.

Sao Tome To Terminate Oil Block With Sinopec-Sonangol Joint Venture
Wednesday, December 07, 2016 Sao Tome and Principe has decided to terminate an oil concession granted to Sinoangol.

CGG: Final Gabon South Basin Data Sets Now Available
Thursday, December 01, 2016 French geophysical services company CGG announced Thursday that the final data sets from its recent 3D survey in the Gabon South Basin are now available.

FAR Refutes Claims that it cannot Farm Into Djiffere Block
Thursday, December 01, 2016 FAR Limited refutes claims that it cannot exercise its option to farm into the Djiffere block offshore Senegal because of a lack of funds.

Two Appraisal Wells to be Drilled at SNE Field in 2017
Friday, November 25, 2016 FAR Ltd and its Senegal joint venture partners have agreed to drill 2 appraisal wells on the SNE oil field.

Analyst: Angolan Gas Discovery Has At Least Decade Before it Comes Online
Friday, November 11, 2016 The recently announced gas discovery in the offshore Kwanza basin has a number of hurdles to overcome, say oil and gas analysts.

Republic Of Congo To Launch New Shallow Water Hydrocarbon Round Soon
Wednesday, November 02, 2016 The Republic of Congo expects to launch a new shallow-water licensing round for 2017/18 after its last round closes at the end of March when winning bidders are expected to be announced.

Gaz Du Cameroun: Logbaba Gas Field Wells Spudded
Wednesday, November 02, 2016 Gaz du Cameroun S.A. announced Wednesday the spudding of development wells La-107 and La-108 in the Logbaba Gas Field located in Douala, Cameroon.

ExxonMobil Finds Potential 1 Billion Barrel Oil Field Offshore Nigeria
Thursday, October 27, 2016 ExxonMobil has a 27% interest holding in the Owowo field with Chevron, Total, Nexen and the Nigeria Petroleum Development Company.