Pate 2 Well Drilling On Schedule to Reach Total Depth in Mid October

The Ongoing drilling of the Pate 2 well in Lamu’s Pate Island in Block L4 is continuing as scheduled according to Zarara Oil and Gas country manager Peter Nduru with drilling expected to reach the total depth mid next month. According to Mr Nduru the well which is being drilled using the Sakson SK046 drilling …

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Swala Lifts Force Majeure On Kilosa-Kilombero

Swala Oil & Gas (Tanzania) plc has lifted the Force Majeure over the Kilosa-Kilombero licence announced to the market on the 23rd April 2018. According to Swala the Company has collaborated closely with the Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation since April towards attaining the necessary permits for drilling the Kito 1 prospect under the Memorandum of …

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Madagascar Announces the 2018-19 Licensing Round

OMNIS, in partnership with TGS and BGP, announce a licensing round in Madagascar, to be launched at Africa Oil Week, 5-9th November 2018. Exploration in Madagascar began in the early 20th century with the discovery of heavy oil-rich sedimentary basins in the west, however this frontier region remains relatively under-explored. The Island shares a maritime boundary with …

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UNOC, CNOOC Sign Oil Exploration Deal

The Uganda National Oil Company has signed a memorandum of understanding with Chinese explorer CNOOC that will allow them to together conduct oil exploration and development in the Albertine Graben. According to the statement issued by UNOC the MoU which was signed during the margins of the China-Africa forum on cooperation in Beijing the exploration …

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Farm-in Negotiations Between FAR Ltd & Milio International Collapse

Kenya’s Block 6 operator Australia’s FAR Ltd has said it has terminated farm-in negotiations with regards to Block L6 due to the enduring land issues that have stopped land access in the Kipini Conservancy. According to the operator which suspended activity within the block earlier this year citing insecurity the land access factor was the …

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Tanzania Chikumbi 1 Well Drilling Nears As Rig Bids Tendering Complete

The tendering process for a rig to drill Chikumbi-1 (CH-1) is now complete according to Aminex with the company having received numerous bids. These bids are being evaluated on their technical and commercial merits. CH-1 which is located up-dip from both the Ntorya-1 discovery well, which tested at rates of up to 20 MMcf/d with 139 bbls …

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Africa Oil Relinquishes Kenya’s Block 9

Block 9 operator Africa Oil has submitted a notice to the Government of Kenya relinquishing its interest in the block leaving Delonex as the only partner after acquiring Marathon Oil’s equity. The two JV partners had until June 2018 to reevaluate and reprocess seismic and other data the Bogal-1 well which was plugged and abandoned with then operator CNOOC citing …

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Mozambique Approves PSCs Awarded During the 5th Competitive Bidding Round

The Mozambique’s government has approved exploration contracts to various international companies awarded blocks during the 5th Competitive Bidding Round in 2015 after four years of delays. The companies which include: N-Exploration (100% Rosneft subsidiary) and ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Mozambique Offshore which were awarded 3 blocks (A5-B in the Angoche Basin and Z5-C and Z5-D in the Zambezi Delta), Eni and Statoil which …

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Mainport Group Acquires Approvals In Kenya, Uganda and Mozambique For Inspection of Rigsite Lifting Equipment & Training Services

Mainport, the UK Training and Inspection Group, has recently achieved further certifications for their services provided to the East African Oil and Gas sector. The Group has regional companies operating in Uganda, Mozambique and Kenya providing a range of training and inspection to the oil and gas sector. Recent achievements include ISO 9001, full Membership …

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Unique Group offers Diving & Industrial Gas supply for the African offshore market, from its base in Cape Town

Unique Group has extended its offering to include diving & industrial gas supply for the African offshore market from its base in Cape Town, South Africa. The extension of capabilities now includes the full range of diving, welding, industrial, laboratory, test and calibration gases, chemical tanks and gas storage equipment. These additions will help bolster the …

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