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West Africa

Gabon’s crude production rallies as BW Energy Starts production from Tortue Phase 2

The Dussafu Marin license offshore Gabon has added a major breakthrough in course of exploration activities in this prolific oilfield. As part of the Tortue Phase 2 field development, hook-up of the final two production wells DTM-6H and DTM-7H has been completed and handover to production operations made according to BW Energy. The Company has in its recent operations […]

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Woodside completes financial purchase obligation on RSSD, Senegal

On 19 January 2021 the FAR group executed a Sale and Purchase Agreement with Woodside in relation to FAR’s Senegal RSSD asset. Formal completion of the sale took place on 6 July in Senegal and monies were received by FAR in Australia on 7 July. As consideration for the sale Woodside has paid FAR US$45 […]

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FAR Commences Drilling of Bambo-1 well, offshore Gambia

Operational and logistics planning for the drilling of the Bambo-1 well in offshore Block A2 are well advanced and the IceMax drillship is scheduled to be in Las Palmas in late October to complete preparations and loading before mobilising to The Gambia. FAR has been advised that the spud date for the Bambo-1 well is […]

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Kosmos Energy Acquires Additional Interests in Jubilee field for $550 Million, Ghana

Kosmos Energy has announced that it has acquired an additional 18.0% interest in the Jubilee field and an additional 11.0% interest in the TEN fields in Ghana from Occidental Petroleum (“OXY”) for a purchase price of $550 million with an effective date of April 1, 2021. Consideration due to OXY at completion was approximately $460 million after taking into account closing adjustments. […]

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BW Energy consolidates presence in Gabon, secures fresh operatorship License

BW Energy said it has been provisionally awarded operatorship of two blocks in the 12th Offshore Licensing Round in Gabon. The award by the Direction Generale des Hydrocarbures (DGH) in Gabon is subject to finalising the production sharing contracts (PSC) with the DGH. The two blocks, G12-13 and H12-13, are adjacent to BW Energy`s Dussafu licence offshore Southern Gabon. The blocks cover an area of 2,989 […]

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Senegal´s Oil & Gas Sector Gears Up for 2023 Production – By Miguel Artacho

Since the discovery of large-scale oil and gas discoveries took place in the offshore waters of Senegal between 2014-2017, the country has been abuzz in terms of how this vast new hydrocarbon wealth will impact the Senegalese economy, making it more competitive and accelerating the pace of the country´s long-term economic development objectives as stipulated […]

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Nigeria OML 11: The Litigation and Acquisition of the prolific oil well

The legal battle between The Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and Shell Nigeria – the later quest to regain the operator of Oil Mining Licence (OML) 11 is far yet to be over. The recent Appeal court judgment on the prolific oil well was never palatable to Nigeria exploration and production giant. But reverse is […]

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Nigeria OML 11: The Litigation and Acquisition of the prolific oil well

The legal battle between The Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and Shell Nigeria – the later quest to regain the operator of Oil Mining Licence (OML) 11 is far yet to be over. The recent Appeal court judgment on the prolific oil well was never palatable to Nigeria exploration and production giant. But reverse is […]

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REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (“EOI”) AS A FINANCIAL AND TECHNICAL SERVICE PARTNER FOR THE INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT OF OPLs 809 and 810 ASSETS

NIGERIAN PETROLEUM DEVELOPMENT COMPANY (NPDC on behalf of the OPLs 809 & 810 NNPC/NNDC Production Sharing Contract) NPDC Head Office, Ogba Road Benin City, Edo State. REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (“EOI”) AS A FINANCIAL AND TECHNICAL SERVICE PARTNER FOR THE INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT OF OPLs 809 and 810  ASSETS 1.0     INTRODUCTION NPDC  hereby  invites  qualified […]

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More revelations trail Nigeria shady deals on crude Oil Trading, exposed

When Anthony Stimler left Glencore Plc   in August 2019, he had two big secrets: For a dozen years, he’d paid millions in bribes to African officials and intermediaries. And he was now helping a U.S. Justice Department investigation into the company and numerous former colleagues. According to recent report by Bloomberg, Corruption isn’t exactly unheard of […]

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