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Rocoil Provides Flamant-1 Drilling Update Offshore Mauritania
Mauritania >> 8/29/2006 - Further to its Stock Exchange Release on 22 August 2006, the Dana-operated Flamant-1 exploration well in Block 8 remains at its previously reported depth of 1,872 metres due to delays caused by mechan...
Grove Energy Awards mew Tunisian Permits
Tunisia >> 8/23/2006 - Grove Energy Limited has received Ministerial ratification and approval for the acquisition of two permits in Tunisia – the 6,720 square kilometre Kerkouane offshore exploration permit and the 2,428 s...
Nigeria Plans to Hold Oil Licensing Round Oct
Nigeria >> 8/21/2006 - Nigeria, Africa's biggest oil producer, plans to offer 50 oil blocks to companies in its next licensing round, expected to be held in October, a top Nigerian oil official said Monday. "We're targeting...
Indago Awards Agreement in Saleh Concession Offshore UAE
United Arab Emirates >> 8/14/2006 - Indago has entered into a new Petroleum Concession Agreement with the Government of Ras Al Khaimah , in addition to a Joint Operating Agreement with its partner in this venture, the Ras Al Khaimah Gas...
Indago Petroleum in Ras Al Khaimah Concession Deal
United Arab Emirates >> 8/14/2006 - Indago has entered into a new Petroleum Concession Agreement with the Government of Ras Al Khaimah, in addition to a Joint Operating Agreement with its partner in this venture, the Ras Al Khaimah Gas ...
J. Ray McDermott Awarded Offshore Saudi Arabia Contract
Saudi Arabia >> 8/13/2006 - McDermott International, Inc. announced that a subsidiary of J. Ray McDermott was awarded a new contract from Saudi Aramco to supply 16 Production Deck Modules ("PDMs") for Saudi Arabia's offshore fie...
South Pars Phases 9&10 Cost $70m Beyond Contract
Iran >> 8/10/2006 - Offshore phases 9 and 10 of South Pars Oil and Gas Field Development Plan have cost 17.5 percent which is equivalent to $70 million more than the worth of the contract, the project manager of Iranian ...
Saipem Awards New Offshore Construction Contract in Egypt
Egypt >> 8/4/2006 - Saipem has awarded Engineering, procurement, installation, construction ("EPIC") contract for Offshore Construction in Egypt. The contract awarded by Burullus Gas Company1, is for the expansion of the...
Groundstar Acquires A Working Interest In A Second Block In Egypt
Egypt >> 8/3/2006 - Groundstar Resources Ltd. has entered into a preliminary farm-in agreement with Aminex Petroleum Egypt Limited (“APEL”) to acquire a 20% working interest in the onshore West Esh El Mallaha (“WEEM”) bl...
J. Ray McDermott Awarded Offshore Project for Qatargas 3 and Qatargas 4
Qatar >> 8/2/2006 - McDermott International, Inc. announced that a subsidiary of J. Ray McDermott, S.A. was recently awarded an engineering, procurement, construction, and installation contract for three wellhead topside...
ExxonMobil Announces Third Major Nigeria Startup for Year
Nigeria >> 7/26/2006 - ExxonMobil announced today that its affiliate, Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited (MPN), has started up the East Area Additional Oil Recovery project located approximately 17 miles (28 kilometers) offs...
Noble Energy Acquires a 50% Interest in the PH-77 Concession
Cameroon >> 7/6/2006 - Noble Energy, Inc. announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Noble Energy Cameroon Ltd., has acquired ConocoPhillips' 50 percent participating interest in the PH-77 license offshore Cameroon. ...
PA Resources Will Start Drilling the Didon Field in Tunisia
Tunisia >> 6/26/2006 - PA Resources AB (publ) has completed the offshore installation of the entire platform incl. the main deck and flare boom in the Didon field in Tunisia. Subsequently, the company will shortly start to ...
Afren signs agreement for the development offshore Nigeria
Nigeria >> 6/1/2006 - Afren PLC announces the signature of a Financing and Production Sharing and Technical Services Agreement with Amni International Petroleum Development Company Limited ("Amni") for participation in the...
Total Takes a Stake in Four Deep Offshore Exploration Blocks Australia
Australia >> 5/24/2006 - Total announced the signature of two agreements to participate in the exploration of four offshore blocks situated to the northwest of Australia. Under the terms of one agreement with the Australian c...
Heritage Oil Spuds Well Offshore Oman
Oman >> 5/23/2006 - Heritage Oil Corporation announced that the West Bukha-2 appraisal/development well spudded in Block 8 in Oman. This well is targeting Cretaceous age carbonate reservoirs at a depth of approximately 4...
Aker Kvaerner to be awarded subsea contract extension
Norway >> 5/18/2006 - Aker Kvaerner has signed an agreement to deliver a deepwater subsea production system offshore West Africa. The value of the extension is approximately USD 90 million. The subsea trees will be manufac...
VAALCO Awarded Stake in Block 5 Offshore Angola
Angola >> 5/17/2006 - VAALCO Energy, Inc. has received formal notice from Sonangol that it has been awarded a 40% participating interest in Block 5, a 1.4-million-acre oil exploration concession off the coast of Angola. Th...
Saipem Wins $1,760m Onshore Contracts in Saudi Arabia & Nigeria
Saudi Arabia >> 5/10/2006 - Saipem has won two new onshore contracts amounting approximately to 1,760 million USD in Saudi Arabia and Nigeria. In Saudi Arabia, Saipem, through its subsidiary Snamprogetti, has been awarded the lu...
Shell Welcomes Startup Erha development Offshore Nigeria
Nigeria >> 5/1/2006 - Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company Ltd (SNEPCo) today welcomes the start-up of production from the Erha deepwater development located approximately 60 miles (97 kilometers) offshore Nige...

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