BW Energy has signed up to two new exploration blocks offshore Gabon as part of the country’s often delayed 12th offshore licensing round.
Trident Energy will begin drilling in Equatorial Guinea’s Block G on June 22, following the arrival of the Sapphire Driller rig.
Africa Energy is seeking a rig to drill the Gazania-1 well, offshore South Africa in the third quarter of the year.
BW Energy has found water at its Hibiscus Extension appraisal well, offshore Gabon, rather than hydrocarbons.
Azinam South Africa has completed its purchase of a 50% stake in South Africa’s Block 2B, expecting to drill a well this year.
BW Energy has launched its 2021 drilling campaign in Gabon with the spudding of the Hibiscus extension well.
Panoro Energy has struck a deal to buy assets owned by Tullow Oil in Equatorial Guinea and Gabon for up to $180 million.
Panoro Energy has reported higher production in the first quarter but lower revenues, as a result of fewer liftings and lower prices.
Additional drilling at Gabon’s Dussafu Marin licence has been deferred because of coronavirus, BW Energy has said, blaming international travel restrictions.
Work at the Dussafu Marin licence in Gabon has slowed as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.
Africa Energy has signed farm-out agreements on Block 2B offshore South Africa, with Panoro Energy and Azinam.
Panoro Energy will drill a production well in Tunisia in May, while three workovers are under way and should be on line by the end of March.
Tullow Oil has exercised its back-in right for a 10% stake in Gabon’s Dussafu production-sharing contract (PSC), although the amount payable is under dispute.