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BW Energy plans Gabon growth

12/09/2019

BW Energy is planning to reach a final investment decision (FID) on its Ruche development, in Gabon’s Dussafu licence, in the last quarter of the year. Further growth is expected to come from August’s Hibiscus discovery. The company continues to hold the Kudu gas project, in Namibia, but like many others before it, progress appears slow.

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NLNG chooses contractor for Train 7

12/09/2019

Nigeria LNG (NLNG) has chosen a consortium made up of Saipem, Chiyoda and Daewoo E&C (SCD) to carry out work on the project’s seventh train. The choice of the SCD consortium was set out on September 11 at a ceremony in Abuja, with the signing of a letter of intent (LoI).

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Soco buckles down for Egyptian work

11/09/2019

The acquisition of Merlon Petroleum earlier this year has given Soco International a new focus, with new exploration planned in Egypt and neighbouring Israel. As such, the company is planning to change its name, to Pharos Energy.

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TGS, Schlumberger bring Red Sea into focus

11/09/2019

TGS and Schlumberger’s WesternGeco are close to finishing 3D seismic reimaging on Egypt’s Red Sea, as a licence round comes to a close in the area. The two companies said the work would cover data from three seismic surveys, covering 3,600 square km, which were acquired between 1999 and 2008.

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Uganda’s export dream on thin ice

06/09/2019

Preparations for the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) have ground to a halt in Uganda following the termination of Tullow Oil’s farm-out talks.

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Seadrill’s West Gemini drillship booked for Africa wells

18/07/2019

Seadrill has secured a nine-well contract with three options, each for two wells, for the West Gemini in West Africa. Total contract value for the firm portion of the contract is expected to be approximately $84 million with commencement expected in early Q4 2019 and running through Q4 2020.

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Shell, Eni executives named in $1billion Nigeria bribery suit

07/05/2019

Royal Dutch Shell Plc and Eni SpA face additional corruption allegations over a Nigerian oil deal, after the West African country’s government said in a London lawsuit that it believes a handful of executives, including CEOs, were tied to more than $1billion in bribery payments.

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