Exploration

Island, Serica awarded exploration permits in Morocco

THE STATE OFFICE National des Hydrocarbures et des Mines (Onhym) has granted Ireland's Island Oil & Gas and London-based Serica Energy two petroleum agreements for the continuous areas of Sidi Moussa Offshore and Foum Draa Offshore in the Agadir Basin.

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Ghana prepares for oil boom

ENVIRNOMENTAL AND REGULATORY concerns surround Ghana's plans to start producing offshore oil.

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Oando wins $150mn Agip drilling contract

NIGERIAN ENERGY PLAYER, Oando Energy Services Ltd, has announced the signing of a US$150mn two-year drilling contract with Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC) for its oilfields in the Niger Delta swamps.
This contract further demonstrates the company's commitment to its audacious upstream expansion having invested significantly in the rigs business over the last two years with aspirations of becoming a dominant player in the land and swamp rig business.

 

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Petroceltic kicks off drilling at Isarene permit

PETROCELTIC HAS COMMENCED drilling operations on the Isarene permit in Algeria. Drilling began in the INE-2 well on May 16, 2009.

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Sinopec to drill first well in Nigeria-São Tomé JDZ


CHINA PETROCHEMICAL CORP will drill its first exploration well in the Nigeria-São Tomé and Principe Joint Development Zone in July after a lengthy delay caused by a shortage of deepwater rigs.

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