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

DSC 0692Rick 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

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"Clear path to commerciality" for Senegal oil

eric 1Eric 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

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Xodus wins two offshore Senegal contracts

The development of the oil and gas industry could transform the Senegalese economy. (Image Source: Pixabay)Abderdeen-based Xodus Group has won two contracts for conducting environmental and social impact assements (ESIA) for offshore blocks off the coast of Senegal

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Ophir Energy signs second exploration contract for Equatorial Guinea oil and gas acreage

Offshore Equatorial Guinea seismic results are very promising. (Image Source: Ben Sutherland/Flickr)Ophir Energy, in partnership with GEPetrol and the Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons, has signed an oil and gas exploration contract for an Equatorial Guinea offshore oil and gas block

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Simba Essel Energy and Essel Group Middle East sign contract to commence FTG survey In Liberia

vibs 3Simba Essel Energy Inc has advised that its partner Essel Group Middle East has signed an agreement with Bell Geospace to conduct a comprehensive airborne FTG (Full Tensor Gravity Gradiometry) survey across Simba’s exploration block in Liberia

The contract will see Bell Geospace fly Full Tensor Gravity Gradiometry (FTG) surveys across 2,962km2 of the onshore coastal strip of Liberia lying within the known extent of the Roberts-Bassa basin. 

Bringing its considerable strength in high resolution gravity technology, Bell Geospace will commence survey flights during last quarter 2017 and early 2018.   The outcome of the surveys will provide processing and interpretive surveys resulting in 3D imaging of the complex sub-surface geology of this highly prospective exploration block.  

Bell Geospace will use a Basler BT-67 flying at low altitude to conduct the survey.

Mr. Hassan Hassan, Managing Director, Operations, Simba Essel Energy Inc. comments: “We are very pleased to once again work with Bell Geospace and look forward to beginning the next stage in the development of our Liberian Hydrocarbon Reconnaissance Permit. Acquiring FTG data over the onshore/shallow water will provide valuable data which will be critical in planning the future seismic program"

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