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Many African Countries Announce the Launching of Licensing Rounds
12/27/2018 - - In Cameroon, the National Hydrocarbons Corporation announced the launching of a Licensing Round for eight blocks namely, Bomana, Bolongo and Bakassi in the hydrocarbons rich Rio del Rey (RDR) Basin,...
Gabon to Offer Offshore Blocks in 12th Round
10/25/2018 - The Republic of Gabon has announced that it plans to open its highly-anticipated 12th Shallow and Deep Water Licensing Round of open blocks at the 25th Africa Oil Week, Cape Town in November 2018. ...
VAALCO Announces 10Y Extension of Etame Exclusive Exploitation Areas through 2028
9/25/2018 - VAALCO Energy, Inc. through its wholly owned subsidiary, VAALCO Gabon S.A. and the other Etame Participating Interest owners announced the receipt of the Presidential Decree approving the successful e...
Panoro Finds Oil Discovery at Dussafu, Offshore Gabon
8/31/2018 - Panoro Energy is pleased to announce an oil discovery in the Ruche North East Marin-1 ("DRNEM-1") well drilled in the Dussafu Marin PSC, offshore Gabon. ...
Petronas Confirm New High Quality Hydrocarbon Discovery in Pre-Salt Sands
3/19/2018 - Petronas has confirmed a crucial new oil and gas discovery as a result of its Boudji exploration well offshore South Gabon in pre-salt sands. The Boudji-1 well is located at a water depth of 2,808 m i...
Shell Gabon Operations Normal after Agreement to End Strike Action
1/23/2017 - Royal Dutch Shell said its operations in Gabon were running as normal after it struck an agreement with staff, their labor union and the government to end strike action which started on Jan. 12. "The ...
CGG Announces State-of-the-art Seismic for Pre-salt Hydrocarbon Exploration Offshore Gabon
6/1/2016 - Despite depressed oil prices, the Gabonese 11th deepwater licensing round has generated considerable interest from both International Oil Companies (IOCís) and newcomers alike, encouraged by the succe...
Gabon Extends Bid Deadline for Deepwater Licensing Round
3/22/2016 - Gabon is calling for international participation in the new 11th Licensing Round which will focus on five blocks covering some of the country's key deep water acreage in the highly prospective South G...
Shell Upbeat on Gabon Leopard Marin Discovery
10/29/2015 - Royal Dutch Shell's (RDSa.L) Leopard Marin discovery offshore Gabon may be a new commercial gas field, a senior company executive said. ...
CGG Appointed to Promote 11th Licensing Round
10/28/2015 - CGG has been appointed as technical consultant by the Gabonese Republicís Ministry of Petroleum and Hydrocarbons to help with the promotion of its 11th Licensing Round focusing on five highly prospect...
Panoro Energy Provides Operations Update
12/9/2014 - Panoro Energy ASA has now received the fully processed seismic data from the 2013 Outboard 3D seismic survey. The seismic data was acquired on the Dussafu Permit in Gabon in Q4 2013 and covers an area...
Shell Finds Gabon Deep-water Gas Discovery
10/22/2014 - Shell announced a frontier exploration discovery offshore Gabon, West Africa. The well Leopard-1 encountered a substantial gas column with around 200 metres net gas pay in a pre-salt reservoir. ...
The President of Gabon Meets with Eni's CEO
8/18/2014 - The President of Gabon, Ali Bongo Ondimba, and Eniís Chief Executive Officer, Claudio Descalzi, met in Libreville. The topic of the meeting was the important gas and condensates discovery that Eni has...
Eni Finds Discovery of Gas & Condensates Offshore Gabon
7/31/2014 - Eni has made an important gas and condensates discovery in the Nyonie Deep exploration prospect located in block D4, approximately 13 kilometers from the coast of Gabon and 50 kilometers from the capi...
Gabon to Start Final Talks for Offshore Oil Blocks
7/22/2014 - Gabon has selected seven companies for a final round of negotiations as part of a licensing round for its deep offshore oil blocks, the country's oil ministry said. ...
Gabon Drops Three Firms from Offshore Oil Talks
5/14/2014 - Three companies previously named as winners in an offshore oil licensing round in Gabon have been dropped from the list, Gabon's oil mininster said. The three firms were Noble, Cobalt and Elenilto. ...
PetroPlus Commences Initial Exploratory Drilling in Gabon
3/10/2014 - Specialising in hydrocarbon exploration and exploitation, PetroPlus Overseas has wasted no time in laying the foundations for its future growth. It holds many oil and gas rights in Africa, particularl...
Marathon Announces First Deepwater Gabon Pre-Salt Discovery
8/19/2013 - Marathon Oil Corporation announced that the pre-salt Diaman-1B exploration well offshore Gabon has encountered 160-180 net feet (50-55 meters) of hydrocarbon pay in the deepwater pre-salt play. Prelim...
Gabon Plans Offshore Oil Round & Transparency Measures
7/31/2013 - Gabon has told the World Trade Organization (WTO) that it will hold a licensing round for offshore oil blocks later this year, and that it will bring in new transparency requirements for its natural r...
Gabon Plans Offshore Licensing Round for June 2013
11/29/2012 - Gabon plans to launch a new deep offshore oil licensing round in June, providing new investor-friendly regulations can be enacted by then, the West African country's oil and energy minister said. ...

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