Oil & Gas

Kenya authorities to approve Qatari deal on oil blocks

Aug 14, 2019

Kenya will endorse the acquisition of offshore oil and gas exploration blocks by Qatar Petroleum, a State-owned company of the energy-rich Arab nation, Petroleum Principal Secretary Andrew Kamau has said. Qatar Petroleum, mid last month, said it has signed an agreement with French multinational oil and gas company Total and its Italian peer Eni to…

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U.S. subsidiary of SA’s Murray Roberts wins petrochemical EPC

Aug 14, 2019

Clough USA has been awarded a petrochemical engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) project in the United States worth $620 million, South African parent firm Murray & Roberts said on Monday. “This multi-year project signifies Clough USA’s first major contract award and underlines the successful establishment of Clough in North America,” Murray & Roberts said in…

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Niger redraws nature preserve borders to enable oil exploration

Aug 14, 2019

The government of Niger is shrinking the borders on one of its nature preserves to allow oil and gas exploration. The government will partially declassify its Termit and Tin-Toumma Nature Reserve to allow China???s CNPC to operate three oil blocks in the area. The blocks were awarded to the company in June 2008, four years…

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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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