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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Congo offshore joy for Total

FRENCH GIANT TOTAL has found “positive results” at its Moho Nord Marine-4 well, about 75 km off of the Republic of Congo.

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BP strikes oil offshore Angola

BP has made its eighteenth discovery on ultra-deepwater Block 31 offshore Angola.

The discovery, named Oberon, is in the southern portion of the block about 335 km northwest of Luanda and 4.3 km to the northeast of the Dione discovery.

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