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UAE Says Most Countries In Oil Cut Deal Like Idea Of Long-Term Alliance
Thursday, April 12, 2018 A majority of the OPEC and independent oil producers participating in a current deal to cut supply like the idea of a long-term producers' alliance, the energy minister of the United Arab Emirates says.

Angolan Deep Offshore Field Starts Oil Production
Friday, March 16, 2018 Eni and Sonangol commence oil production from the Ochigufu project, located in Block 15/06 of Angola's deep offshore.

Down Is Up as Aging Oil Fields Defy Gravity to Pump More
Friday, March 09, 2018 Bob Dudley has never seen anything like what happened with BP's old fields last year: They gushed more crude.

Fortuna Project Could Produce First Gas by Early 2022
Wednesday, March 07, 2018 Ophir Energy confirms that the Fortuna project, located offshore Equatorial Guinea, could produce first gas by early 2022.

Africa's Top Oil Producer Poised to Give OPEC an Output Headache
Thursday, February 15, 2018 Add independent Nigerian drillers to the list of oil producers itching to supply more crude at a time when OPEC and allies are trying to restrict output.

IEA: Surge In Global Oil Supply May Overtake Demand In 2018
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 The rise in global oil production, led by the US, is likely to outpace growth in demand this year, IEA says.

BP, Kosmos Move Closer To Senegal And Mauritania Offshore Project
Monday, February 12, 2018 BP and Kosmos Energy move closer to approving development of the Tortue natural gas field offshore Mauritania and Senegal after the two West African countries agreed to split production.

ExxonMobil's Reserves Jump 19% On Growth In US Shale, UAE
Friday, February 09, 2018 ExxonMobil says its oil and gas reserves surged 19% last year, thanks to growth in US shale, the United Arab Emirates and Guyana.

Maersk Drilling Secures 4-Year Contract with Tullow Ghana for Drillship
Wednesday, January 03, 2018 Maersk Drilling secures 4 year contract for the Maersk Venturer deepwater drillship.

Onshore Cameroon Well Flow Test 'Very Encouraging'
Friday, December 22, 2017 Victoria Oil & Gas Plc reveals that flow testing of the La-108 well, located onshore Cameroon, has been 'very encouraging'.

Australia's FAR Expects 1.1B Barrels Of Oil From Gambian Blocks
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 FAR Ltd says an independent study of 2 of its offshore blocks in West Africa's Gambia found potential for a total of 1.1 billion barrels of oil.

Kosmos Expects To Resume Drilling On Ghana's TEN Project In Early 2018
Monday, November 06, 2017 Kosmos Energy Ltd expects to resume development drilling on Ghana's multi-billion dollar TEN deepwater oil and gas project in early 2018.

Equatorial Guinea Takes Steps to Stem Oil-Output Decline
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 Equatorial Guinea, OPEC's newest member, is taking steps to stem the decline in its oil production.

Ivory Coast 2017 Crude Oil Output Seen Rising Slightly To 40,000 Bpd
Monday, October 23, 2017 Average crude oil output for Ivory Coast in 2017 revised to 40,000 barrels a day, Energy and Petroleum Minister Thierry Tanoh says.

Nigeria's NPDC Says To Raise Output To 300,000 Bpd By 2018
Monday, September 25, 2017 The main subsidiary of Nigeria's state oil company says it planned to increase production from fields.

Protesters Drag Shell Niger Delta Oil Facility Shutdown Into Fifth Day
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 Protesters on Tuesday dragged the shutdown of a Shell crude oil facility in the Niger Delta into its fifth day.

Hundreds Of Protesters Storm Shell Oil Facility In Niger Delta
Friday, August 11, 2017 Hundreds of Nigerians stormed a crude oil facility and gas plant owned by Shell in the Niger Delta.

Ghana Oil Boon Not Enough to Plug Budget Hole as Prices Drop
Thursday, July 13, 2017 A surge in Ghana's oil output this year may do little to ease the West African nation's fiscal strains as crude prices are lower than what it budgeted

Shell Nigeria Considering Investment In Gas Project In Niger Delta
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 Shell is considering whether to invest in a gas project in Nigeria's southern Niger Delta energy hub.

ENI Says To Open Ghana Oil And Gas Field Three Months Early
Friday, June 09, 2017 ENI will start commercial oil and gas production at its Sankofa field off the coast of Ghana in July, three months ahead of schedule, project partners say.

Nigerian Oil Close To Capacity After Forcados Force Majeure Lifted
Wednesday, June 07, 2017 Royal Dutch Shell lifts force majeure on exports of Nigeria's Forcados crude oil.

Nigeria Could Hit 2.2 MMbpd Oil Output By End Of June
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 The worst disruptions in Nigeria's oil-producing Delta region are over, and production could reach 2.2 million barrels per day by the end of June.

Cairn Flows Oil From SNE-6 Well, 'Very Encouraging' Say Analysts
Thursday, May 18, 2017 Cairn Energy plc flows oil from the SNE-6 well offshore Senegal, in a development which was described as "very encouraging" by oil and gas analysts at GMP FirstEnergy.