Geology & Geophysics

South African energy minister approves safe fracking

Shale gas tower. (Image source: Karol Karolus)Dipuo Peters, South Africa's energy minister, has said that she is in favour of the country’s shale-gas reserves being tapped, providing the process is safe to carry out

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Côte d’Ivoire prospects growing for African Petroleum

Seismic_ship_APProspector Pte (BGP Marine) has been contacted by African Petroleum as part of the West African-focused oil and gas exploration company’s attempts to acquire seismic surveys on two blocks offshore Côte d’Ivoire

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More positive results from Kenyan well

Ngamia-1_Well_Tullow_OilThe Ngamia-1 exploration well in Kenya has provided further positive news for Africa Oil Corp and Tullow Oil after the joint-venture partners revealed they had encountered in excess of 100 metres of net oil pay from the well

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Jubilee’s success turns Ghana into oil hot spot

Jubilee_First_OilThe offshore Ghana Jubilee Project has helped turn the West African nation into a black gold hot spot, according to panellists at the 2012 edition of Offshore Technology Conference

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Soco to survey Congo oil block

Virunga_National_ParkSoco International has been given permission to carry out aerial surveys of a Congolese oil block where exploration was suspended last year due to concerns over environmental damage

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