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Sahara Group Upstream Optimistic over Prospects from OPL 274

Sahara Group's Upstream affiliate Enageed Resource Ltd said it is making good progress with activities in OPL 274 where Sahara operates with a 100% working interest, even as the company continues to press towards optimizing opportunities in the block where last year it hit "first oil". Enageed doubled its certified 2P reserves in Oki-Oziengbe South field in Edo State, while also making a new commercial discovery with the Oluegi-1 exploration well.

SPDC completes sale of oil mining lease 18 in Nigeria

The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC), a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc (Shell), has completed the assignment of its 30% interest in oil mining lease (OML) 18 and related facilities in the Eastern Niger Delta. Its interests in OML18 were assigned to Eroton Exploration & Production Company Limited. Total cash proceeds for Shell amount to $737 million.

Variation of Nyuni Area PSA Work Programme

Aminex is pleased to notify shareholders that the Tanzanian authorities have agreed to the deferral of a two well drilling commitment on the Nyuni Area PSA, which was due to be completed by the end of October 2015, into the four-year First Extension which expires October 2019. The deferral is conditional on an Environmental Impact Assessment, which has already commenced, and the eventual acquisition of 3D in the deep water which will be subject to completion of a tendering process.

Eni signs a framework agreement for the development of Egypt's oil and gas resources

The Egyptian Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Sherif Ismail, signed today with Eni’s CEO, Claudio Descalzi, a Head of Agreement aimed at the development of the oil and gas resources of the Country while preserving the return of Eni’s investments.

2D seismic acquisition programme completed offshore Namibia

Chariot Oil & Gas Limited (AIM: CHAR), the Atlantic margins focused oil and gas exploration company announces that it has completed its 2D seismic survey in its Central Blocks 2312 & 2412A offshore Namibia, in conjunction with its partners AziNam (20%), NAMCOR (10%, carried interest) and Ignitus (5%, carried interest).

Mozambique's Recently Merged Energy and Resource Ministries Present New Opportunities for Investors

With Mozambique's Ministry of Resources and Energy now merged, the country has taken another major step towards its 2025 vision for gas and power development. As the former Deputy Finance Minister, His Excellency Dr. Pedro Couto will clearly have a plan to promote sustainable partnerships for trade with a focus on the country's balance sheet; however, will there be extra emphasis on regional gas sharing and power sector investment?  

Relinquishment Offshore Accra Block, Ghana

Azonto announces that, as a result of a continued strategic review of its operations and prolonged discussions with the government of Ghana and potential partners with regard to ongoing participation in the offshore Accra Block, the Company has decided not to continue with its deepwater exploration acreage in the Offshore Accra Block, Ghana (“the Licence”).

BP Makes Second Gas Discovery - Egypt Offshore

BP Egypt announced today another important gas discovery in the North Damietta Offshore Concession in the East Nile Delta. The “Atoll-1” deepwater exploration well, currently being drilled using the 6th generation semi-submersible rig “Maersk Discoverer,” has reached 6,400 metres depth and penetrated approximately 50 metres of gas pay in high quality Oligocene sandstones. Expected to be the deepest well ever drilled in Egypt, the Atoll well still has another 1 kilometre to drill to test the same reservoir section found to be gas bearing in BP’s significant 2013 Salamat discovery, 15 kilometres to the south.

Wentworth - Tanzania Reserves Update

Wentworth, the Oslo Stock Exchange (OSE: WRL) and AIM (AIM: WRL) listed independent, East Africa-focused oil & gas company, is pleased to announce the results of an independent evaluation of the gas reserves within the Mnazi Bay Concession in Tanzania, carried out by RPS Energy Canada Ltd. ("RPS"), Calgary, Canada.

BP Finalises Deal To Develop Egypt’s West Nile Delta Gas Fields

BP today announced that it has signed the final agreements of the West Nile Delta project to develop 5 trillion cubic feet (tcf) of gas resources and 55 million barrels (mmbbls) of condensates with an estimated investment of around $12 billion by BP and its partner. The project underlines BP’s commitment to the Egyptian market and is a vote of confidence in Egypt’s investment climate and economic potential. 

VAALCO Energy Announces Drilling Has Commenced On Block 5 Offshore Angola

VAALCO Energy, Inc. (NYSE: EGY) today announced that on March 2, 2015, the Company spudded the post-salt Kindele-1 well, its first exploration well on Block 5 offshore Angola.  As previously announced, VAALCO contracted the Transocean "Celtic Sea" semi-submersible rig to drill the Kindele-1 well to a planned total depth of 2,250 meters in a water depth of approximately 100 meters. 


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