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Qatar Petroleum signs an exploration agreement into Mozambique

Qatar Petroleum has entered into an agreement with an ExxonMobil affiliate to acquire a 10% participating interest in three offshore exploration blocks in the Angoche and Zambezi basins in the Republic of Mozambique. Once the acquisition is approved the various partners composing the consortium will be made up of affiliates of each of ExxonMobil (operator) …

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Discover Exploration Limited Farms Out Blocks 35, 36 & 37 to Tullow Oil Offshore Comoros

Discover Exploration Limited has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Discover Exploration Comoros B.V. has signed a binding agreement to farm out a 35% working interest in its Production Sharing Contract (PSC) covering blocks 35, 36 & 37 offshore the Union of the Comoros to Tullow Comoros Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tullow Oil plc. As part of …

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Octant Energy to Drill in Block L17/18 by Q2 2019

Kenya’s Block L17/18 operator Octant Energy will be drilling offshore the south coast by Q2 2019 ahead of expiry of the PSC valid until April 23, 2019 OilNews Kenya has learnt. According to the source the well targeting the Wasin prospect which is expected to be drilled from an onshore well pad in the South …

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South Sudan’s Trinity Energy to Commence Refinery Construction in Q1 2019

Trinity Energy Ltd , a South Sudan homegrown Oil Marketing Company will in the first quarter of 2019 shall start construction works of a new oil refinery targeting to supply the East Africa countries with the region sourcing Petroleum products amounting to 15 million tons mostly from Asian Refineries. This follows the award of a …

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Anadarko Allocates $200M Towards Mozambique LNG Project

Anadarko Petroleum the operator in Mozambique Offshore Area 1 has said it has allocated approximately $200 million toward its LNG project, pre FID (final investment decision), for its’s portion of the costs associated with ongoing site preparation for the shared onshore facilities. This even as the company  says remains on track for FID consideration in the first …

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South Sudan Oil & Power 2018 Returns to Juba Next Week

South Sudan Oil & Power 2018 is returning to Juba on Nov. 21-22, and is focused on attracting international investors and service companies into the country’s newly revamped oil industry. The theme for the conference — Embracing the Private Sector — follows the successful resumption of oil production by the Greater Pioneer Operating Company this year and …

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EOPS: 30,000 Barrels of Crude Oil Stored in Mombasa

Already 30,000 barrels of crude oil have been stored at the Mombasa based refinery since the trucking of stored oil at the Ngamia fields in mid this years. Currently the Kenya joint venture partners report they are trucking 600 barrels a day through four trucks every two days far below the targeted 2000 barrels envisaged …

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African Development Bank launches Africa Energy Portal

“Building a Knowledge Base to De-Risk the Energy Sector in Africa,” brought together investors, policy makers and government officials for a presentation of the new initiative on Friday 9 November, the final day of the Forum. The AEP portal, hosted at, will consolidate, validate, and disseminate energy data and insights across Africa’s energy value chain, covering …

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Fast-Track PSTM Data from CGG’s Mozambique Multi-Client Survey Out

CGG has announced that the fast-track 3D seismic data from its recent Mozambique multi-client survey in the outer Zambezi Delta Basin is now available for license. Interested international oil companies with an Africa focus can view the high-end data set in CGG data rooms in anticipation of the country’s 2019 licensing round. In an announcement …

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Africa Oil Week 2018 highlights key challenges & opportunities facing the oil and gas sector in Africa

The first session on Economic Outlooks of the Africa Oil Week was opened with key speakers including Jens Frølich Holte, State Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Norway; David Hicks, Senior Vice President: Upstream, IHS Markit; Jasper Peijs, Exploration Vice President, BP; Mounir Bouaziz, VP Commercial/New Business Development South America & Africa, Country Chair Dubai …

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