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Total Discovers Oil Offshore Ivory Coast
Thursday, April 17, 2014 Total finds 130 feet of net oil pay in a deep-water well off the Ivory Coast.

Saipem Awarded Angola Contracts Worth More Than $4B By Total
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Italian oilfield services group Saipem wins two contracts worth $4B from Total.

Technip Wins its Largest-Ever Subsea Contract
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 A consortium including Technip and Heerema wins a $3.5-billion contract from Total for subsea work on the Kaombo project offshore Angola.

Aker Wins $2.4B Subsea Contract Offshore Angola
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Total awards Aker Solutions a $2.4B subsea contract for work offshore Angola.

Angola To Launch Tender For 10 New Onshore Oil Blocks On May 30
Monday, April 14, 2014 Angola will start the tender process for onshore oil exploration at 10 new blocks in the Congo Basin and Kwanza Basin on May 30, state oil firm Sonangol says.


Total Goes Ahead with $16B Angolan Kaombo Oil Project
Monday, April 14, 2014 Total decides to go ahead with its Kaombo oil project offshore Angola after lowering its cost by $4 billion to $16 billion.

Congo Republic State Oil Firm Seeks To Revive Oilfields
Friday, April 11, 2014 NPC says it hopes to develop a strategy to pump more oil from fields under-exploited by foreign investors as part of a plan to revive oil production.

Nigerian Oil Group Seplat Valued at $1.9B in Market Debut
Wednesday, April 09, 2014 Nigerian oil and gas company Seplat raises $500 million on stock market debut, valuing the firm at $1.9 billion.

GE's Angolan JV Delivers 1st Subsea Equipment Order
Wednesday, April 09, 2014 An Angolan joint venture involving GE Oil & Gas delivers its first subsea production tree for a development in the Atlantic Ocean.

National Petroleum: Ghana Oil Output To Hit Up To 110,000 Bpd In 2014
Tuesday, April 08, 2014 Ghana's Jubilee oilfield will produce up to 110,000 barrels per day in 2014, Ghana National Petroleum Corporation Chief Executive confirms.

Statoil Farms down Angola Pre-Salt Block to Genel
Thursday, April 03, 2014 Statoil farms down a 15% interest in pre-salt block 39, offshore Angola, to a joint venture involving Genel Energy.

OMV Enters Namibian Exploration Project
Thursday, April 03, 2014 Austria's OMV enters offshore Namibia to take part in exploration project.

Army: Nigeria Suicide Bombers Kill 15 in Failed Oil Facility Attack
Wednesday, April 02, 2014 Islamist suicide bombers kill 15 people in a failed attack on a state oil company facility in northeast Nigeria, according to the country's military.

Bumi Armada Receives $2.9B FPSO Contract from Eni for Angola's Block 15/06
Monday, March 31, 2014 Bumi Armada receives a letter of intent from Eni for the supply of an FPSO vessel for deployment to Block 15/06, East Hub offshore Angola.

Sources: Nigeria's Taleveras, Aiteo Bid $2.85B For Shell Block
Friday, March 28, 2014 Taleveras and Aiteo have made the highest bid for the biggest of 4 Shell assets up for sale, but the oil major is holding out while it tries to persuade them to team up with Seplat.