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Full Tensor Gravity – From Marine To Airborne Solutions For Offshore, Nearshore And Transition Zone Exploration

By: Colm A. Murphy- Chief Geoscientist, Bell Geospace Ltd When to use FTG? Combining a gravity anomaly field derived from the FTG tensor component data with legacy gravity data in the form of marine and / or satellite data yields an uplift in resolution that serves to expedite exploration risk analysis in frontier settings through …

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East Africa Oil & Gas Summit & Exhibition Set For Nairobi in June

Over 500 senior oil and gas executives are expected to attend the East Africa Oil & Gas Summit & Exhibition (EAOGS 2018) when it returns to Nairobi for its 5th edition this June. The renowned event, which is the largest of its kind in East Africa and is officially endorsed by the Ministry of Energy …

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What could you use to help drill for oil?

Oil and natural gas wells have traditionally been drilled vertically with depths ranging from a few thousand feet to as deep as five miles. Currently, advances in drilling technology allow oil and natural gas companies to reach more unique ways while reducing environmental impact. The British for example have officials using aid money to support …

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Uganda Cabinet Approves Three petroleum production licenses to Total E&P

Uganda cabinet has announced that during its previous sitting on Wednesday 3rd August it approved consideration and approval of a request from the minister of energy to issue three petroleum production licenses to Total E&P UGANDA B.V. The three production licenses cover discoveries in exploration area 1 of the albertine graben, that is, Ngiri, Jobi-Rii …

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Fact or fiction: harmonizing and unifying legal principles of local content requirements

Source: Journal of Energy & Natural Resources Law Volume 34, Issue 3, 2016 pages 337-360 By Berryl Claire Asiago Abstract The ambition to develop oil and gas activities continues to determine what policy instruments governments formulate in the process. Presently governments tend to overhaul their outdated regulatory frameworks in order to secure socio-economic developments for their …

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The first Africa Climate Resilient Infrastructure Summit set for November

[twitter-follow screen_name=’oilnewskenya’] The African Union Commission (AUC) will on the 17th – 19th November 2014 co-host the Africa Climate Resilient Infrastructure Summit (ACRIS) in Ethiopia that will catalyze action to deal with the challenge across the industry sectors including ICT, Energy, Water, food security, agriculture and transport infrastructure. The summit that will be hosted at …

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Anadarko sells two-thirds of Mozambique LNG capacity

[twitter-follow screen_name=’oilnewskenya’] Reuters Anadarko Petroleum has sold two-thirds of the capacity of its planned Mozambique liquefied natural gas (LNG) project to Asian customers and hopes to have the rest sold soon, its chief executive said on Monday. The company is the primary operator of Mozambique’s Rovuma Offshore Area 1, which is estimated to hold more than 65 …

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Ophir Energy gives Pavilion Energy 20% interest in Tanzanian Blocks

[twitter-follow screen_name=’oilnewskenya’] Ophir Energy has announced that the transaction reported on 14 November 2013 to sell a 20% interest in Blocks 1, 3 and 4, Tanzania to Pavilion Energy has now completed. The company has received cash of US$1.255 billion reflecting the purchase price consideration of US$1.25 billion plus a completion adjustment of US$5 million …

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Marathon Oil to drill 2-3 wells in Kenya’s Block 9

[twitter-follow screen_name=’oilnewskenya’] Marathon Oil plans to continue exploration works in Kenya’ in Sala-1 following 2013 drilling in Bahasi 1 exploration that reached 9,500 feet that was plugged and abandoned despite minor gas shows. Sala-1 is particularly attractive to the company following previous wells drilled in the sub-basin confirmed a working petroleum system. According to a …

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