Elsewhere in Africa

ONGC Videsh to sponsor students from South Sudan to Indian universities

ONGC Videsh has offered to sponsor 20 students from South Sudan for the graduate level technical course in Petroleum Engineering in reputed institutes in India. Under this program, the first batch of five students was enrolled in the BSc (Petroleum Operations) course in the University of Petroleum & Energy Studies (UPES), Dehradun for the academic …

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Nine Companies and Countries Commit to End the Practice of Routine Gas Flaring

Nine oil companies and nations including Royal Dutch Shell, Statoil, Norway and Gabon have committed, for the first time, to end the practice of routine gas flaring at oil production sites by 2030. According to Statoil CEO ELdar Sætre meeting the target of zero routine flaring by 2030 is a highly important contribution our industry …

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Atlas Development & Support Services Expands into North Africa

Kenyan headquartered  and listed African focussed support services and logistics company Atlas Development  has announce that it has been engaged to provide civil engineering supervisory, advanced life support, security and risk advisory services to a European and North African focussed oil and gas company operating in Western Sahara. Atlas says the agreement is in line …

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Security in Africa: Structural challenges are reaching crisis point

[twitter-follow screen_name=’oilnewskenya’] The latest report from Think Security assesses changes in Africa’s security situation between 2013 and 2014 in three main categories: (1) Challenges impacting the national chain of command, (2) Maintaining territorial integrity, and (3) Societal management. The key findings of the report, which use graphs, infographics and maps as visual aids, is that …

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Total begins drilling of its deepest offshore project yet

[twitter-follow screen_name=’oilnewskenya’] Total has today reached another milestone for the Egina project in Nigeria, as an intensive drilling program got under way. The company has mobilized two rigs which will be kept busy for a total of 3,000 days, drilling 44 wells in water depths ranging between 1,400 and 1,700 meters. “This is the deepest …

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Tower Resources resolves dispute with Repsol in Namibia

[twitter-follow screen_name=’oilnewskenya’] Tower Resources has announced that it has reached agreement with the Operator, Repsol Exploration (Namibia) (Pty) Limited relating to the disputed costs associated with the drilling of the Welwitschia prospect, offshore Namibia. As announced on 3rd September 2014, the Operator’s estimate of well and other related costs for the drilling of the Welwitschia …

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CAMAC Energy to Acquire 3D Seismic Offshore Gambia

[twitter-follow screen_name=’oilnewskenya’] CAMAC Energy has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, CAMAC Energy Gambia Ltd has awarded a contract for the acquisition of a 3D seismic survey to Polarcus Limited covering approximately 1,504 km2 in the Company’s A2 and A5 blocks offshore Gambia. CAMAC says that the objectives of the seismic survey are to enhance the definition …

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CAMAC Energy Announces Additional Drilling Rig for Offshore Nigeria

CAMAC Energy has reported that it has signed a contract with a subsidiary of Transocean Ltd. for the provision of the semi-submersible drilling unit Sedco Express for drilling and completion activities offshore Nigeria. The contract allows for the drilling or completion of up to three wells, and CAMAC intends to use the rig to accelerate timing of …

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RAK Petroleum Increases Côte d’Ivoire Stake

Oslo-listed oil and gas investment company RAK Petroleum plc has announced that it has increased its stake in Côte d’Ivoire Block CI-27 to 9.1 percent following the acquisition by Foxtrot International LDC and other members of the joint venture of their pro-rata shares of the 12 percent interest previously held in the block by Energie …

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BP’s operates the world’s first robotic coreflooding system

BP recently announced that it is now operating the world’s first robotic coreflooding system the most recent addition to BP’s programme of enhanced oil recovery (EOR) research facilities. Coreflooding which is one of the most important techniques used to identify and evaluate EOR technologies measures the effectiveness of water or gas injected into an oil-bearing rock …

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