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Shell, Sahara awarded tenders for Bonny Light by Turkish firm

Aug 16, 2019

At least 30 cargoes of Nigerian crude were still available for September loading. Shell and Sahara were heard to have been awarded a tender by Turkey’s Tupras with a cargo of Bonny Light each, though prices did not immediately emerge. India’s IOC appears to have stepped up its imports of West African oil this week,…

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FG declines renewal of Shell’s OML 11 over national security

Aug 16, 2019

The Federal Government Thursday told an Abuja Division of the Federal High Court that its decision not to renew the operating license of Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) was in the interest of the nation’s security. The oil giant in the legal action is seeking an order of the court to compel the Federal Government…

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Airborne Oil & Gas awarded TCP contract with Addax off Nigeria

Aug 14, 2019

Airborne Oil & Gas has secured a contract with Addax Petroleum which will see the firm delivering two gas lift jumpers in West Africa. This will result in its thermoplastic composite pipeline (TCP) products becoming a permanent application in the region for the first time. The Netherlands headquartered business will supply two, 180-meter-long TCP Jumpers…

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Siemens signs agreement with EETC for grid studies in Egypt

Aug 13, 2019

Siemens today announced that it has signed an agreement with the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) to supply the country’s first digital power transformer – Siemens’ Sensformer. As the world’s first comprehensive digital transformer, Sensformer, is expected to increase energy reliability and efficiency for the Kafr El Sheikh and New Zagazig 500/220-kilovolt (kV) substations for…

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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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Rehabilitation of PH refinery still ongoing – NNPC

Aug 13, 2019

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has said that the rehabilitation of the two Port Harcourt Refineries were still ongoing. Mr Ndu Ughamadu, the Group General Manager, Group Public Affair Division disclosed this to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in Abuja, on Monday. The first refinery in Port Harcourt was commissioned in 1965 to process…

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Indian tender mops up Nigerian excess crude

Aug 13, 2019

Spot activity was slim on Tuesday but an Indian refiner took a greater than usual volume in its latest buy tender, helping to mop up excess Nigerian crude in the increasingly competitive Altantic Basin. Around five cargoes were still said to be available from the September loading programme, while the October programme is expected to…

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Dangote oil refinery delayed until end of 2020

Aug 9, 2019

Africa’s largest oil refinery will not be finished until the end of 2020 due to problems importing steel and other equipment, executives at Dangote, which is building the facility in the Nigerian commercial hub of Lagos, told Reuters. Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation, imports virtually all its fuel due to sclerotic and underutilised refineries, and…

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Shell grants bidders more time for Bonga SW-Aparo FPSO

Aug 8, 2019

Shell has once again pushed back the bidding schedule for its challenging $10 billion Bonga South West-Aparo project off Nigeria. Technical and commercial bids for the 150,000 barrels per day floating production, storage and offloading vessel were due to be submitted at the end of last month. It is understood that the bidders were granted…

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ALE helps Mauritania bring Boulenouar wind project onstream

Aug 8, 2019

Mauritania’s lengthy shoreline has considerable wind power potential and so the country is looking to increase its ratio of renewable energy. This has led to the commissioning of the € 122 million Boulenouar Wind Power Project. ALE mobilised their transport services to complete the transportation and installation of two electrical transformers for a 100MW wind…

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