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23rd May 2018
 South Africa to speed up shale gas exploration applications South Africa to speed up shale gas exploration applications

The government of South Africa is planning to fast-pace the exploration of shale gas in the southern Main Karoo basin, to maximise production and to reshape the country's energy economy

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 Distribution of petroleum products to gain momentum in Nigeria Distribution of petroleum products to gain momentum in Nigeria

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has announced to extend its support to the Petroleum Tanker Drivers (PTD) and the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) to enhance distribution of petroleum products across the country

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 Sierra Leone extends bid deadline of fourth licensing round Sierra Leone extends bid deadline of fourth licensing round

The government of Sierra Leone has announced to extend the close date of the country's fourth licensing round to 27 September 2018, which is being supported by the UK-based natural resource exploration expert Getech Group, through its wholly-owned subsidiary ERCL

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 Vitol, Glencore, Shell bid for Petrobras' West African assets Vitol, Glencore, Shell bid for Petrobras' West African assets

Vitol, Glencore, Shell, three leading oil and gas players across the globe, are running to buy the African division of Petrobras, which has interest in two major offshore oil blocks in West African country Nigeria

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 CGG’s Robertson New Ventures Suite to accelerate exploration efforts CGG's Robertson New Ventures Suite to accelerate exploration efforts

CGG GeoConsulting has launched the Robertson New Ventures Suite, an exploration-focused geoscience tool and database that provides clients with a competitive edge in global new ventures screening and frontier exploration

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 Ghana on track with six-block licensing round for oil and gas Ghana on track with six-block licensing round for oil and gas

Ghana's Ministry of Energy is aiming to follow a schedule for its next licensing round, involving six offshore blocks with oil and gas potential

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 Bowleven to start oil and gas exploration works in Cameroon’s Etinde block Bowleven to start oil and gas exploration works in Cameroon's Etinde block

London-headquartered Bowleven, a big explorer in central Africa's oil and gas sector, has announced to start a drilling campaign on the Etinde field in Cameroon in coming days

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 Eland Oil & Gas says Nigeria well to show top performance Eland Oil & Gas says Nigeria well to show top performance

Eland Oil & Gas PLC, West Africa-focused oil and natural gas exploration company, has reached a target depth of 9,000 feet on the on the Opuama-9 well in licence OML 40 by the end of April 2018

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 Ophir and Kosmos sign agreement for Block EG-24 in Equatorial Guinea Ophir and Kosmos sign agreement for Block EG-24 in Equatorial Guinea

London-based oil and gas company Ophir Energy has entered into a farm-out agreement with American international oil company Kosmos Energy, covering the EG-24 exploration licence in Equatorial Guinea

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 OPEC secretary general to be honoured as “Africa Oil Man of the Year” OPEC secretary general to be honoured as "Africa Oil Man of the Year"

Mohammed Sanusi Barkindo, secretary general of the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), will be honoured with the "Africa Oil Man of the Year" award during the Africa Oil & Power conference from 5-7 September 2018 in Cape Town

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 COPL continues to focus on Africa’s oil and gas projects COPL continues to focus on Africa's oil and gas projects

Canadian Overseas Petroleum Limited (COPL), an international oil and gas exploration and development company focused on offshore Africa, has announced the filing of the first quarter results ending 31 March 2018

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 SDX achieves significant natural gas discovery in Egypt SDX achieves significant natural gas discovery in Egypt

SDX Energy Inc, North Africa-focused oil and gas company, has announced to achieve positive results of the well test conducted on the Ibn Yunus 1X well following the recent conventional natural gas discovery at South Disouq, Egypt

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Exploration continues apace in Namibia Exploration continues apace in Namibia

Namibia is one of the newest players on the African hydrocarbons scene and drilling in the Walvis Bay area is expected to commence soon. Georgia Lewis reports on the latest developments in the nascent exploration sector. The full article has been published in the latest issue of Oil Review Africa

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Addressing pipeline challenges Addressing pipeline challenges

Richard Edwin, regional sales manager at GPT, a leading manufacturer of critical pipeline sealing and electrical isolation products, discusses prospects for the company in the Middle East. The full article has been published in the latest issue of Oil Review Middle East

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 Low oil production minimised Cameroon’s economic growth in 2017, says IMF Low oil production minimised Cameroon's economic growth in 2017, says IMF

Overall economic growth in Cameroon decelerated to 3.2 per cent in 2017, due to a steep decline in oil production despite the gradual rebound in international prices, said IMF's Corinne Deléchat after concluding visit to Yaoundé from 27 April to 14 May 2018

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