Oil & Gas

AAOG reports Djeno discovery in the Tilapia licence, Rep. of Congo

Jan 30, 2019

Anglo African Oil & Gas has reported that the TLP-103C well at its Tilapia licence in the Republic of the Congo has intersected the targeted Djeno horizon and that hydrocarbons were encountered. Wireline logging confirms the presence of a 12 metre oil column in the Djeno proving a functioning reservoir in this formation in the…

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Petrobel to utilize Shelf Drilling’s jack-up for operations in Egypt

Jan 30, 2019

Offshore drilling contractor Shelf Drilling has received a contract award for one of its jack-up rigs with Belayim Petroleum Company (Petrobel) for operations in the Gulf of Suez, offshore Egypt. Shelf Drilling said on Monday that the Trident 16 jack-up drilling rig had been awarded a one-year contract. The contract includes mutually agreeable options, and…

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Senegal amends its petroleum code

Jan 29, 2019

Senegal is the latest African country to revise its hydrocarbon code as it seeks to grow its nascent petroleum oil and gas sector. The Senegalese National Assembly approved the new code Thursday, in which 34 of the 75 articles were “reformulated for a better understanding and a greater precision,” according to a ministry statement. This…

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Angola set for new oil licensing round – Minister

Jan 29, 2019

Angola is in the final stages of preparing a licensing round. According to the country’s Minister of Mineral Resources and Petroleum, Diamantino Pedro Azevedo during an interview with S&P Global, the round will be held in 2019 and launched at the Angola Oil & Gas 2019 Conference and Exhibition. He said; “The new strategy for…

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RoyalGate Energy extends license in Equatorial Guinea

Jan 29, 2019

The company plans to drill in Block Z; Equatorial Guinea’s block Z holds an estimated 3.6 tcf of gas; RoyalGate is also interested in Angola’s marginal field licensing round African independent RoyalGate Energy (RoyalGateEnergy.com) has been granted an extension on its Block Z license in Equatorial Guinea, with plans to commence drilling as the oil…

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Libya’s El Sharara oilfield won’t reopen until occupiers leave – NOC

Jan 29, 2019

Libya’s biggest oilfield, El Sharara, will remain shut until an armed group occupying the site leaves, the head of National Oil Corp (NOC) said on Tuesday, more than a month after the field closed because of a protest. “The armed group attempting to hold NOC and Libya’s economic recovery to ransom must leave the field…

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Uganda-Tanzania discussions on pipeline to end in June – Minister

Jan 28, 2019

Energy minister Irene Muloni and her Tanzanian counterpart Medard Kalemani have said the two governments and oil companies have committed to conclude discussions and sign the contentious Host Government Agreement (HGA) as well as reaching Final Investment Decision (FID) for the crude oil export pipeline by June. The two ministers, flanked by their technical teams,…

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Polarcus awarded 3D project in W. Africa

Jan 28, 2019

Polarcus has announced that an award has been received for a 3D marine seismic acquisition project in West Africa. The project will commence in Q1 2019 with an approximate duration of six weeks. Source: Polarcus

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Doris Engineering awarded advisor contract for developments offshore Senegal

Jan 28, 2019

DORIS Engineering, one of the leaders in providing engineering services to the oil and gas and renewables industries, has been awarded an advisor contract by the Senegalese Ministry of Petroleum and Energies for the development of Oil & Gas projects offshore Senegal. This two-year mission consists in reviewing the optimization and the robustness of the…

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Sound Energy provides Eastern Morocco operations update

Jan 28, 2019

Sound Energy, the Moroccan focused upstream gas company, has provided a further update on operations in Eastern Morocco, following the Company’s announcements of 27 December 2018 and 7 January 2019. The Company previously announced a discovery, and the initiation of planning for testing including possible stimulation, at TE-10, the second well in Sound Energy’s current…

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