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Geology & Geophysics: Africa

Swala Energy begins 2D seismic acquisition program offshore Kenya

Swala Energy Ltd. has begun a 2D seismic acquisition program in block 12B offshore Kenya. The work will be carried out by BGP International.

Côte d’Ivoire amends PSCs to blocks CI-509, CI-513

African Petroleum Côte d’Ivoire Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of African Petroleum Corp. Ltd., and the government of Côte d’Ivoire have agreed on amendments to the production sharing contracts related to blocks CI-509 and CI-513.

Exploration programs begin in northwest Indian Ocean

The arrival of Russian seismic survey vessel Akademik Fersman in Port Victoria, Seychelles, over the weekend is further evidence of petrochemical companies' interest in the northwest Indian Ocean.

PCL completes extensive 3D seismic survey in EL 0037 offshore Namibia

Pancontinental Oil & Gas NL reports that an extensive 3D seismic survey is now complete within its offshore acreage in license area EL 0037 offshore Namibia, southwest Africa.

BG terminates discovery well offshore Kenya

The drillship Deepsea Metro 1 has P&A’d the Sunbird-1 discovery well in block 10A offshore southern Kenya.

Offshore Namibia shows hydrocarbon potential

To better understand the petroleum systems offshore Namibia, Petroleum Geo-Services, in association with NAMCOR, acquired two 2D surveys using the GeoStreamer with GeoSource dual-sensor broadband towed streamer system

Majors mass to reassess South Africa's offshore plays

Exploration off South Africa has entered a new era, with Total/CNR preparing to drill the country's first ultra-deepwater well in 1,450 m (4,757 ft) of water off the south coast. What was once a relative offshore backwater has become one of Africa’s hot spots, with all available near-shore and frontier deepwater licenses taken up.

Bethnic sets deepwater record for its PROD

Benthic recently set a new record dive depth performed by its Portable Remotely Operated Drill (PROD) while working off the coast of Tanzania.

Chariot begins 3D seismic acquisition offshore Morocco

Chariot Oil & Gas Ltd., in conjunction with its partner, ONHYM (25%), has begun a 1,700-sq-km (656-sq-mi) 3D seismic survey across its areas of interest offshore Morocco.

Dolphin secures 3D seismic contract in East Africa

Dolphin Group ASA has won a 3D seismic contract with a major oil company for work offshore East Africa.

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