“Our rig is still available,” a Palmeron official said. “We believe the contract should be ours. If we do it, we would be the first local contractor in Africa to do drilling. We want the IOCs and the world to encourage us,” he continued.
Partners in Nigeria’s OML 127 and 130 continue to work on conversion to new terms – with success potentially triggering approval for the Preowei discovery.
Africa Oil (TSX:AOI) expects a number of developments in the next month or so, including the spud of the Gazania well, an extension to its licence in Nigeria and the signing of a Kenya deal.
Nigerian National Petroleum Corp. (NNPC) has renewed licences with leading international companies in the deepwater in a move expected to unlock new investments.
Nigerian National Petroleum Corp. (NNPC) has signed a heads of terms with Cnooc Ltd and South Atlantic Petroleum (Sapetro) to bring to an end a dispute on OML 130.