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Baker Hughes, a GE company, launches its Multimodal Facility Expansion in Angola

BHGE expands facility in Luanda to manufacture, service and repair technologies and equipment across its four product companies; expanded facility will enable fullstream solutions to serve local and regional customers across the oil and gas value chain; expansion supports company’s localization strategy and serves as hub to serve customers in Angola and Southern Africa region.

ExxonMobil, Partners to Redevelop Angola Block 15 to Increase Production

ExxonMobil and its partners said today they will further invest in Block 15 offshore Angola to increase production as part of an agreement with Angola’s recently established National Agency for Petroleum, Gas and Biofuels. As part of the agreement, Sonangol, Angola’s state oil company, will receive a 10 percent equity interest.

Oil companies ready for Angola’s new licensing rounds and pledge to continue working with the government on reforms to stem production decline

Angola is at the centre of global energy deals this week as its capital Luanda hosts a plethora of global CEOs and energy investors, and over 1,000 oil industry stakeholders at the Angola Oil & Gas 2019 Conference, organized by Africa Oil & Power. The summit was open by President João Lourenço, who highlighted the various reforms made by his administration to revitalize the industry and insisted on the role of gas monetization to spur industrialization and economic growth.

U.S. Firms will not be left behind as Energy Investments pick up in Angola’s Oil Sector

Angola has emerged as the hub of foreign direct investments within Africa, and the prospects of attracting more FDI this year are bright, particularly in the country’s oil and gas sector. The ambitious reform agenda of President João Laurenço and that of the Minister of Mineral Resources and Petroleum, Dr. Diamantino Pedro Azevedo, has already resulted in increased investment from the country’s biggest European operators. This current state of play now presents an opportunity for North American companies to re-engage and re-invest in the Angolan market.

New Oil Players Embrace President João Lourenço’s Investment Drive with Angola Oil & Gas 2019 Forum in June

Under President João Lourenço, the Angolan oil and gas sector has grown from strength to strength and opportunities await for businesses in all sectors who are keen to increase their exports into new markets.

The Angolan Oil Rebound

In December, I was accompanying OPEC Secretary General Mohammed Sanusi Barkindo and Africa Oil and Power CEO, Guillaume Doane on a working visit to Angola. This is an oil market that has been under a lot of scrutiny by many industry players and there is no question that Angola’s oil sector is at a time of transformation. It is now clear that when President João Lourenço’s promised he would clean the country’s administration and revamp its economic engine, namely the national oil company Sonangol, he meant business.

Total to Launch a Fuel Retail Network with Sonangol in Angola

Total has agreed to develop joint activities in the downstream petroleum sector in Angola, with national company Sonangol. Already long-term partners in the upstream business, the two companies have decided to establish a Joint Venture company to develop a common retail and distribution activity in the country, the fourth largest market in sub-Saharan Africa.

Oceaneering Announces Early Vessel Termination with BP in Angola

Oceaneering International, Inc. ("Oceaneering" or the "Company") (NYSE:OII) announced today that a unit of BP p.l.c. ("BP") (NYSE:BP) has exercised its right, under the Field Support Vessel Services contract that was entered into with the Company for work offshore Angola, to terminate its use of the chartered vessel Bourbon Oceanteam 101 at the end of May 2016. Prior to this notice, the work was scheduled to extend through the end of January 2017.

Chevron Announces First Production from the Lianzi Development Offshore the Republic of Congo and Angola

Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) announced today that its subsidiary, Chevron Overseas (Congo) Limited, has commenced oil and gas production from the Lianzi Field, located in a unitized offshore zone between the Republic of Congo and the Republic of Angola.

Total starts up production from Dalia Phase 1A on deep offshore Block 17

Total has started production from Dalia Phase 1A, a new development on its deep offshore operated Block 17, located 135 km off the coast of Angola. Dalia Phase 1A will develop additional reserves of 51 million barrels (Mb) and will contribute 30,000 barrels per day (b/d) to the block’s production.

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