Former BP chief Hayward to quit Genel Energy

The BP boss who famously told reporters he wanted his life back after the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico is stepping down as chairman of Kurdistan-focused oil and gas company Genel Energy.


Genel quits Ivory Coast exploration well

Genel Energy said the Aigle-1X exploration well on the CI-508 licence offshore Côte d’Ivoire (Genel 24% working interest) is in the process of being plugged and abandoned after failing to encounter hydrocarbons. The completion of this well concludes Genel’s committed Côte d’Ivoire drilling programme.