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Richardson Tackles ‘The Environment and Its Management’

Richardson Oil and Gas is focusing on Environmental Management at the sixth edition of its annual forum.

The Nigerian consulting firm promises to assemble a cast of ranking upstream petroleum professionals and energy bureaucrats over two days in late September 2014,

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‘Bomb The Oil Thieves Out of The Place’-Energia Advises

Says a ground battle is a bad idea

The Nigerian government is advised to declare a state of emergency on crude oil theft in the country ”the way they did with the militant organization Boko Haram”, according to Felix Amieyeofori, CEO of Energia, a local E&P independent.

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Tanzania to Construct New Port for $10Billion, Over 30 Years

By Sa’ad Bashir, in Zanzibar

Tanzania is negotiating the construction of a new port in the historic town of Bagamoyo, 75kilometres north of Dar-es-Salaam on the coast of the Indian Ocean. It is expected to be the largest port on the country’s eastern coast, with capacity to handle 20 Million containers a year.

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Tanzania’s Onshore Gas Will Fuel the Near Term Electricity Boost

By Toyin Akinosho

Tanzania is hoping to double its electricity output by 2016 with gas from its onshore fields.

The country has witnessed discoveries of scores of trillions of cubic feet of gas in deepwater since 2010, but the new resources won’t be developed in time for supply to the new electricity plants currently under construction. The international media have often mistaken the comments by Tanzanian officials about using the country’s gas reserves for electricity to mean that the plans are focused on the deepwater reserves.

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SAPETRO Gets Ahead In Seme ‘Redevelopment’

By McJohn Tontoh, in Cotonou

SAPETRO has reached the Total Depth (TD) of the first of three development wells it plans to drain the Seme Field, in Block 1, off Benin Republic. As of September 3, 2014,

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Ogo-2 Will Not Spud In 2014

By Fred Akanni

Afren and partners Optimum and Lekoil are not looking forward to drill the first appraisal of the Ogo discovery well in 2014. Ogo-1, in Oil Prospecting Lease (OPL) 310, was one of the top five discoveries around the world in 2013,

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Statoil’s Pre-Salt Well Is a Dud

By Sully Manope

The deep-water Pre-Salt campaign offshore Angola took a hit when Statoil finalized the Dilolo-1 exploration well in Block 39, in the Kwanza Basin.

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Network, Oando Race to Finish Line

Qua Ibo may turn out to be the 9th marginal field-of the class of 2003- to move to sustained commercial production.

By Akpelu Paul Kelechi

Work on the surface production facility and flow station is far advanced on the Network E&P held Qua Ibo field in Oil Mining Lease (OML) 13, onshore southeast Niger Delta. The facility is 80% completed, according to officials in Network and Oando,

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For Starters, IPR Will Pay $1.9MM for South Disouq

American independent IPR Energy Resources will carry the cost of the 1st Phase Commitment well in the South Disouq concession in Egypt’s Nile Delta, as part of a farm-in agreement. The company also will, “subject to a cap, pay $1.9Million (MM) of the signature bonus,

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Africa Retreats From LNG Gains

Algeria struggles and Egypt declines…there are reversals in Angola and a cloudy future in Nigeria

By Fred Akanni

Africa may become the site of some of the world’s largest Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) export terminals in the next decade, but for now, the fortunes of the product are in decline on the continent.

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