Oil Review Africa: Africa Oil Week weekly digest - 23rd - 27th October

pixabay jp26jp for ORA 307(Image source: pixabay/jp26jp)Here is a brief overview of the week’s news on Oil Review Africa, from 23rd - 27th October 2017

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SDX Energy announce the successful spudding of KSR-15 well in Sebou, Morocco 

SDX Energy Inc, the North Africa focused oil and gas company, has announced the spud of its KSR-15 well on the Sebou area in Morocco. Click here to read the full story. 

Oando and Seplat leaders optimistic for Nigeria at Africa Oil Week 

Pade Durotoye, CEO, Oando Energy Resources, and Austin Avuru, CEO and managing director, Seplat, spoke to Oil Review Africa after their presentations at Africa Oil Week. Click here to read the full story.  

Sierra Leone announces fourth licensing round at Africa Oil Week 

Raymond Kargbo, director general, Sierra Leone Petroleum Directorate announced a fourth licensing round for offshore blocks today at Africa Oil Week. Click here to read the full story.  

Namibian leaders optimistic about oil and gas development 

Namibia's oil and gas industry is still in the frontier stages but, according to Namcor leaders at Africa Oil Week, the prospects for the southern African country are promising. Click here to read the full story.  

South African futurist offers a mixed picture for the continent at Africa Oil Week 

Daniel Silke, a  futurist and former member of the South African parliament, gave a lively keynote address on trends which could impact the continent's hydrocarbons industry at Africa Oil Week yesterday. Click here to read the full story.  

Expro announce world's first wireless transmission of reservoir pressure data to surface 

Expro announces world’s first proven electromagnetic transmission of reservoir pressure data to the surface across an open-hole well section without casing. Click here to read the full story.  

Equatorial Guinea minister urges Africa to unite at OPEC 

Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima, Equatorial Guinea's minister of mines and hydrocarbons, used his Africa Oil Week address to outline why Equatorial Guinea joined OPEC and urged other countries on the continent to follow suit. Click here to read the full story.  

Rick Perry celebrates African oil and gas progress and urges the continent to use the US as an example 

Rick Perry, US energy secretary addressed Africa Oil Week today on how the US, particularly in regard to the shale oil and gas revolution and developing wind power, can be an example of "freedom and security" for African countries. Click here to read the full story.  

"Clear path to commerciality" for Senegal oil 

Eric Hathorn, exploration director, Cairn Energy, told delegates at Africa Oil Week that Senegal is making progress towards first oil by 2021-2023 with up to 1bn barrels of recoverable hydrocarbons. Click here to read the full story.  

Africa Oil Week opens with a focus on oil and gas for local development 

The 24th Africa Oil Week opened in Cape Town today with a strong focus on moving away from exports and instead utilising African oil and gas for access to energy and downstream projects, such as petrochemicals and refining. Click here to read the full story.  

Kosmos Energy signs three oil and gas contracts to enter Equatorial Guinea for the first time 

The Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons of Equatorial Guinea and Kosmos Energy have signed three new production sharing contracts (PSC) for Block EG-21, Block S and Block W offshore Rio Muni, marking Kosmos' first PSCs in Equatorial Guinea. Click here to read the full story.  

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