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Bounty Oil & Gas ejected from Tanzania’s Kiliwani North Development License JV

The Kilimani North Development License (which contains the Kiliwani North field and Kiliwani South prospect)joint venture comprising of Ndovu resources, RAK Gas and Solo Oil have taken over Bounty Oil & Gas interests following the company’s failure the meet its commitments as per the joint operating agreements. According to license operator Aminex which owns 100% …

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Delonex Energy Completes 2D seismic acquisition in Block 12A

Block 12A operator Delonex Energy has completed the acquisition of 2D seismic in the block which was undertaken with the aim of obtaining additional structural subsurface information from seismic data as part of the exploration for viable hydro-carbons in the block According to a source the survey carried out by Chinese geophysical service company BGP …

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Atlas Oranto Petroleum launches the Construction of Two Schools in Yirol and Rumbek, South Sudan

Oranto Petroleum Ltd (Oranto) (Atlas-Oranto.com) has completed the award of a contract for the construction of two primary schools to be located in Yirol and Rumbek, two communities located in central South Sudan and northwest of Juba, the country’s capital. Estimated at over US$800,000, the project for the construction of the schools will be executed …

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Schlumberger Launches New Zonal Isolation Technology

Schlumberger has launched the CemFIT Shield* mud-sealing cement system at the Society of Petroleum Engineers Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (SPE ATCE). The CemFIT Shield system provides the industry’s first zonal isolation technology specifically designed to improve isolation between hydraulic fracturing stages in long horizontal wells. Long horizontal wells with multistage completions face drilling fluid …

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Africa’s Oil Sector Continues to Rebound and Strengthen its Voice Through the African Energy Chamber

As the leading and most influential advocacy group for the majority of the companies and workers in the continent’s oil and gas sector, the African Energy Chamber has announced that the African oil industry continues to be strong and is rebounding well. The rebound in global commodity prices has translated in renewed optimism and investment …

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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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