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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.

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.