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Offshore Drilling Rush Could Transform South Africa
Thursday, February 07, 2019 South Africa still relies on coal for much of its energy.

Total Makes Significant Discovery
Thursday, February 07, 2019 Total has made a 'significant' gas condensate discovery on the Brulpadda prospects, located offshore South Africa.

Offshore Wells to Watch in 2019
Tuesday, February 05, 2019 Wood Mackenzie's Vice President of Global Exploration, Andrew Latham, singles out 5 conventional offshore wells to watch in 2019.

Total Spuds Well Offshore South Africa
Thursday, December 27, 2018 Drilling has commenced on the Brulpadda re-entry well offshore South Africa.

Oil Exploration Activity Will Pick Up in 2019
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 There will be a pick up in oil exploration activity next year, according to a new report.

Less Appetite for Exploration Drilling
Monday, November 12, 2018 There's less appetite for exploration drilling, according to Rystad Energy.

A Better Approach to Conventional Oil Exploration
Wednesday, October 31, 2018 The history of oil exploration is one of trying to overcome the odds.

Exxon Exploration Chief Eyes Africa for Next Elephant Oil Find
Thursday, October 18, 2018 ExxonMobil is targeting western and southern Africa for the world's next big oil bonanza.

Offshore Mozambique Block Goes to Eni
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 Eni has bolstered its presence in Mozambique.

Drillship to Spud Offshore Namibia Well
Friday, September 28, 2018 The Ocean Rig Poseidon has been mobilized to drill the Prospect S Well in Petroleum Exploration License (PEL) 71 offshore Namibia.

Offshore Namibia Dud Dims Outlook for New Play
Monday, September 24, 2018 Tullow Oil Plc said an exploration well off Namibia was a dud, damping enthusiasm over a frontier area that's attracted renewed interest amid oil's recovery.

Petronas Eyes South Sudan Oil Blocks
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Petronas is interested in developing oil blocks in South Sudan, President Salva Kiir's office says.

South Sudan Signs Extends Oil Exploration, Production Deals For 3 Blocks
Monday, September 10, 2018 South Sudan extended oil exploration and production agreements for three blocks, the petroleum minister says.

Uganda's National Oil Firm, China's CNOOC Sign Exploration Deal
Thursday, September 06, 2018 Uganda's national oil firm and CNOOC sign an agreement to jointly conduct exploration in a new block.

Pan-African Firm Oranto Petroleum To Explore For Oil In Zambia
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 Pan-African firm Oranto Petroleum says it will start exploring for oil in Zambia.

Mozambique Says 2015 Exploration Contracts Almost Ready
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 Mozambique's oil and gas regulator says exploration contracts from 2015 are close to being finalized.

Rystad Energy: 100 Offshore Projects to be Sanctioned in 2018
Thursday, May 03, 2018 Oil market 'tailwind' likely to spark 100 offshore project sanctions in 2018.