Oil & Gas

Halliburton wins drilling and completion contracts on Woodside’s Senegal project

Aug 13, 2019

Woodside Energy (Senegal) BV awarded Halliburton Company (NYSE: HAL) nine conditional1 contracts for drilling and completion services for SNE Field Development Phase 1 offshore Senegal. The drilling campaign, which is due to start in late 2020 or early 2021, is for drilling and completing 18 wells with up to eight optional wells over an estimated…

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Congo could join league of Africa’s largest oil producers following discovery

Aug 13, 2019

Republic of Congo could produce nearly 1 million barrels of crude per day following a new oil discovery in the country, a company involved told Reuters on Monday. The find could possibly quadruple the nation’s output and propel it into the same league as Africa’s largest producers. Production, which will be ramped up in phases,…

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Pacific Drilling secures drillship extension in Mauritania

Aug 13, 2019

In its second quarter 2019 report on Monday, Pacific said that the contract for the Pacific Santa Ana drillship had been extended by Total for one well in Mauritania. Pacific Drilling CEO, Bernie Wolford, said: “We added backlog for our fleet as an option was exercised for Pacific Santa Ana. The ramp-up of Pacific Khamsin,…

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Tradex opens another service station in CAR

Aug 13, 2019

On July 26, 2019, a new Tradex station was inaugurated in Damara, Central African Republic, by the country’s minister of energy development Hubert Gontran Djono Ahaba. The 1,200 m2 station required a XAF360 million investment. It has a storage capacity of 25,000 litres of fuel and 100 gas cylinders. According to Cameroonian company Tradex, this…

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Aker Energy to announce competitive bidding for drilling, well contracts in Sept

Aug 12, 2019

Norwegian oil and gas firm Aker Energy, operator of the Deepwater Tano Cape Three Point (DWT/CTP) Block offshore of the Western Region of the Republic of Ghana is set to open tender for well drilling contracts in September 2019. “Latest by September, we will issue expression of interest and then award the contracts beginning of…

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Strata-X closing in on Serowe approvals in Botswana

Aug 12, 2019

The directors and management of Strata-X Energy Ltd. (“Strata-X” or the “Company”) (TSX-V:SXE) (ASX:SXA) are pleased to announce that following on the field-work, community consultations and development planning, the Botswana Department of Environmental Affairs has approved the form and scope of the Company’s new Environmental Impact Assessment (“EIA”) on the Company’s Serowe CBM Project. The…

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BW Energy begins drilling campaign on Dussafu Marin permit off Gabon

Aug 12, 2019

BW Energy has started drilling an exploration well at the Hibiscus Updip prospect on its Dussafu Marin permit located offshore Gabon. BW Energy is the operator of the Dussafu permit and Panoro Energy is its partner. Panoro informed on Monday that drilling had started on the Hibiscus Updip prospect, using the Borr Norve jack-up drilling…

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Mozambique’s ENH expects gas project financing in Sept

Aug 12, 2019

Mozambique’s state-run oil and gas firm, ENH, expects to sign a $2 billion financing contract in September according to the company’s chairman, Omar Mitha. Mithá spoke about the loan during an open class for undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students in the area of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at Maputo University. Last month ENH said it…

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Occidental completes Anadarko acquisition

Aug 12, 2019

Occidental Petroleum today announced the successful completion of its acquisition of Anadarko Petroleum in a transaction valued at $55 billion, including the assumption of Anadarko’s debt. “With Anadarko’s world-class asset portfolio now officially part of Occidental, we begin our work to integrate our two companies and unlock the significant value of this combination for shareholders,”…

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Zimbabwe’s ZERA to regularize LP gas retailers

Aug 9, 2019

Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (Zera) is looking to regularise the operations of unlicensed liquefied petroleum (LP) gas retailers who operate outside Harare to ensure standards and compliance. Following the massive power cuts in the country, which last up to 18 hours daily with dire economic and social ramifications, illegal LP gas retailers have been increasing…

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