One person has been killed and six other injured in an explosion at an oil site in Gabon, according to Sinopec.
US explorer Vaalco has altered its drilling and workover programme offshore Gabon in the Etame Marin block after adverse weather forced it to reschedule.
Tullow Oil has reached an agreement with the Gabon government allowing the producer to regain its 7.5% stake in the Onal Complex fields and the Ezanga block.
The Prime Minster has written to the President of Gabon in a disagreement between oil companies and the country’s petroleum ministry. According to reports, the move comes after previous interventions from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office were unable to solve the dispute. The petroleum ministry had expropriated assets from Tullow Oil as well as threatening oil giant Shell with a fine for alleged non-payment of back taxes.