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Geology & Geophysics: Africa

Albatross top prospect in license offshore Namibia

Seismic surveys earlier this year in the EL 0037 permit offshore Namibia have identified at least four prospects, according to partner Pancontinental Oil and Gas NL.

Harvest targets FPSO for presalt Dussafu oil development offshore Gabon

Harvest Natural Resources has signed a declaration of commerciality with the Gabonese Republic (Gabon) for the Dussafu block offshore Gabon.

Sterling considers drilling options offshore Madagascar

Sterling Energy has secured an extension to September 2015 for Phase 2 of the Ambilobe production-sharing contract (PSC) offshore Madagascar.

Polarcus mobilizes for Statoil offshore Norway

The Polarcus Asima has mobilized for two 4D surveys for Statoil, in the Norwegian and Barents seas, following a winter campaign in West Africa, where the seismic vessel completed a series of 12 streamer and wide-tow 10 streamer surveys for various clients.

Somalia moves to promote offshore exploration

Soma Oil & Gas has completed a seismic acquisition program across the Republic of Somalia’s Offshore Evaluation Area.

Nyuni partners target deepwater potential offshore Tanzania

Aminex and its partners plan to switch their focus to deepwater on their Nyuni area acreage offshore Tanzania.

Impact confirmed as block operator offshore Namibia

Impact Oil and Gas has consent from Namibia’s government to take an 80% interest in offshore block 2913B, via its acquisition of Black Star Petroleum.

Total discusses new horizons in frontier exploration

There is reason to be optimistic about the state of oil and gas exploration and its future, according to Dominique Janodet, Vice President-New Business for Total E&P, who spoke at the recent Offshore Technology Conference in Houston.

Kosmos terminates first well offshore Morocco

Kosmos Energy will P&A its first well offshore Morocco, according to partner Fastnet Oil & Gas.

Oyster agrees to PSC extension offshore Djibouti

Oyster Oil and Gas has committed to enter Phase 2 of its production-sharing contract with the government of Republic of Djibouti.


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