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Savannah Makes 3rd Consecutive Discovery in Niger
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 Savannah Petroleum plc announces its third consecutive discovery in its maiden exploration campaign in the R3 portion of the R3/R4 PSC Area in the Agadem Rift Basin.

Kunama-1 Well in Niger Spudded
Friday, June 22, 2018 Savannah Petroleum plc says the third well in its current Niger drilling campaign, Kunama-1, has been spudded.

Congo Republic To Launch Call For Oil License Tenders In September
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 Congo Republic will open a call for oil license tenders in September followed by a promotion campaign at an oil conference in South Africa in November.

Oil Discovery Made in South East Niger Well
Wednesday, June 06, 2018 Savannah Petroleum plc announces that the Niger Amdigh-1 exploration well has discovered oil.

Energy Ministry: Ghana To Award Nine New Oil Blocks Off West Coast
Thursday, May 17, 2018 Ghana is set to award nine new upstream oil blocks for commercial exploration off its western coast beginning this year.

Tortue Field Appraisal Well Hits 98-Feet of Hydrocarbon-Bearing Reservoir
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 The DTM-3 appraisal well, located at the Tortue field within the Dussafu License offshore Gabon, encounters approximately 98-feet of hydrocarbon-bearing reservoir.

Etinde Appraisal Drilling Campaign Due to Commence Soon
Friday, May 11, 2018 Bowleven plc says a 2 well appraisal drilling campaign on Cameroon's Etinde asset is due to commence at the end of May.

Savannah Petroleum Spuds New Well in Niger Drilling Campaign
Tuesday, May 08, 2018 Savannah Petroleum plc announces that the 2nd of its 3-well Niger drilling campaign, Amdigh-1, has been spudded.

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.

Onshore Niger Well Hits Oil
Monday, April 23, 2018 British independent oil and gas company Savannah Petroleum plc announces that an oil discovery has been made at the Bushiya-1 exploration well, located onshore south east Niger.

Savannah Spuds South East Niger Well
Wednesday, April 04, 2018 Savannah Petroleum plc spuds Bushiya-1 in south east Niger, the first well in a three well drilling campaign.

Petronas Subsidiary Makes Oil, Gas Discovery Offshore Gabon
Monday, March 05, 2018 Petronas' subsidiary, PC Gabon Upstream S.A., makes a new oil and gas discovery at the Boudji-1 exploration well in Block F14.

BP, Kosmos Win Rights To Two Oil Blocks In Sao Tome And Principe
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 A consortium of BP and Kosmos Energy has won exploration rights to 2 offshore oil blocks in Sao Tome and Principe's exclusive economic zone.

Exploration to Increase in 2018 but Investment Constraints Remain
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 Exploration activity will increase in 2018, but market uncertainty and the need to manage debt levels will remain key constraints to investment.

New 3D Seismic to be Acquired at Otakikpo Marginal Field
Thursday, January 04, 2018 Lekoil reveals that 197 square kilometers of 3D seismic data will be acquired at the Otakikpo Marginal Field in OML 11.

Global Exploration Sector May Soon Return to Profit
Thursday, January 04, 2018 There are early signs that the global exploration sector may soon return to profit.

ExxonMobil to Evaluate Offshore Mauritania Blocks
Monday, December 04, 2017 Company plans seismic activities.

ExxonMobil Nears Deal To Explore For Oil And Gas Offshore Mauritania
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 ExxonMobil is close to signing a deal to explore for oil and gas offshore Mauritania, its first foray into the West African country.

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.

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.

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.