Geology & Geophysics: Africa

Gambia grants Erin offshore exploration extension

Erin Energy Corp. (NYSE MKT:ERN) has received approval to extend the initial exploration period for blocks A2 and A5 in Gambia by 24 months to Dec. 31, 2018. 

Cairn lining up drillship for next-phase wells offshore Senegal

Cairn Energy and its partners have submitted a three-year evaluation work plan to the government of Senegal following their two deepwater discoveries in 2014.

Sub-Sahara Africa booms in oil exploration, natural gas finds

Sub-Sahara Africa is expected to outpace Russia as a global gas supplier by 2040, encouraging European Union efforts to wean itself off its Russia gas reliance by investing in the region's development.

Senegal partners consider further deepwater wells

Cairn Energy, ConocoPhillips, FAR and state-owned Petrosen have approved a first-phase work program and budget to evaluate last year’s deepwater SNE-1 and FAN-1 oil discoveries offshore Senegal. 

CGG starts 3D seismic survey for Sterling offshore Madagascar

Sterling Energy (AIM: SEY) says a 1,250-sq km (482-sq mi) 3D seismic survey is under way over the Ambilobe block offshore Madagascar.

Chariot reviews offshore Morocco operations after Woodside declines Rabat Deep operatorship

In a review of its offshore Morocco operations, Chariot Oil and Gas Ltd. (LON:CHAR) said that Woodside has elected not to take operatorship and fund the drilling of an exploration well in the Rabat Deep permit. 

Woodside analyzing data from frontier seismic campaigns

Woodside Petroleum has issued an update on its international exploration programs.

Cairn, partners consider FPSO for offshore Senegal

FAR Ltd. and its joint venture partners ConocoPhillips, Cairn Energy, and Petrosen are eying an FPSO to develop the SNE-1 and FAN-1 oil discoveries offshore Senegal.


This month Infield Systems looks at frontier exploration with a particular focus on developments in Africa.

African Petroleum updates offshore Sierra Leone prospects

African Petroleum has updated the reserves prospects for its offshore Sierra Leone holdings.


Falling oil prices and the offshore oil and gas industry: assessing the state of the market

The precipitous decline in oil prices has brought many areas of the oil and gas industry to a standstill. Yet while some sectors are feeling the pi...
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