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Topic - Oil And Gas Exploration
Sep 08, 2014
Oil and gas exploration and production company Camac Energy’s wholly-owned subsidiary Camac Petroleum has entered into a five-year $100-million credit facility to enable it to further expand and develop its Nigerian offshore assets, including the Oyo field, the...
Aug 27, 2014
Interest in oil and gas exploration off South Africa’s coast has, in the past four years, accelerated to such an extent that nearly all the country’s offshore exploration blocks are under licence or under application for exploration by independent companies,...
Aug 11, 2014
JSE- and NYSE-listed Camac Energy on Monday announced that its $270-million private placement with the South African Public Investment Corporation (PIC) has been completed. Last year, Camac entered into a definitive agreement with the PIC for the equity investment...
Jul 23, 2014
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US diversified miner Freeport-McMoRan on Wednesday reported improved revenues for the three months ended June 30, as the company’s diversification into oil and gas exploration and production was paying off. The Phoenix, Arizona-based global miner said revenues were...
Jul 21, 2014
Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson
Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson placed significant emphasis on the development of gas, including shale gas, and nuclear in her inaugural Energy Budget Vote to lawmakers in Cape Town on Monday. In an address framed by President Jacob Zuma’s State of the Nation...
Jul 21, 2014
President Jacob Zuma on Saturday announced plans to explore parts of the ocean to find economic potential that could contribute to the country's gross domestic product. "Four priority sectors have been selected as new growth areas in the ocean economy, with the...
Jun 26, 2014
A one-day conference focusing on opportunities in the Sub-Saharan African oil and gas industry will take place alongside next week’s Oil & Gas Africa 2014 expo, on 2 July 2014 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. Oil & Gas Africa is a component...
Jun 20, 2014
The South Australian government would invest some A$40-million in the resources sector, State Treasurer Tom Koutsantonis announced this week. Over the next three years A$32.2-million would be spent on a new State Drill Core library and A$4-million has been...
May 30, 2014
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May 02, 2014
American oil and gas exploration and development company Anadarko, which confirmed a halt to its exploration spending in South Africa as a result of legislative uncertainties, says it will work with the South African government to gain clarity on its new petroleum...
May 02, 2014
Nigeria-focused oil and gas exploration and production company Oando Energy Resources (OER) on Friday announced that the outside date for the completion of its acquisition of multinational energy corporation ConocoPhillips’ Nigerian upstream oil and gas business had...
Mar 26, 2014
Independent oil and gas exploration and production company Camac Energy on Wednesday announced that the Parliament of Ghana had ratified an agreement, between the government of Ghana, Camac Energy Ghana, the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), Base Energy...
Mar 24, 2014
As a result of the growing global interest in the concept of the blue economy and the use of oceans to unlock potential, South Africa is developing a blue economy strategy, the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) said last week. As part of this process,...
Mar 21, 2014
In his State of the Nation Address last month, President Jacob Zuma reiterated government’s belief that hydraulic fracturing (fracking) would be a game changer for the South African economy, while Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu announced in January that...
Mar 17, 2014
Independent oil and gas exploration and production company Camac Energy reported a net loss of $15.9-million, or $0.04 a basic and diluted share, for the full year ended December 31, 2013, on the back of lower crude oil sales. The loss came as the New York-listed...
Feb 24, 2014
Feb 24, 2014
Interest in oil and gas exploration, both offshore and onshore, in South Africa is set to spike over the next five years, with improvements in technology and a need for an alternative to the unstable Middle East providing more opportunities locally, says Petroleum...
Feb 11, 2014
Namibian power utility Nampower and Zambian private power utility Copperbelt Energy Corporation (CEC), last week signed a joint development agreement and a power export agreement for the Kudu power project, in Namibia. Kudu would be the first large power station to...
Jan 21, 2014
ASX-listed junior Heemskirk Consolidated has signed a sales agreement with Marquis Alliance Energy Group to sell its Lethbridge mineral plant, in Canada, for C$12-million. The company said on Tuesday that the sale was in line with its strategy to focus on the...
Nov 21, 2013
India’s Petroleum and Natural Gas Ministry, which was planning to auction oil and gas blocks in January 2014, was working to offer environmental and security clearances for these blocks prior to inviting bids. Given that exploration work on some 75 oil and gas...
Nov 20, 2013
A Chinese-owned liquefied natural gas (LNG) distributor on Tuesday revealed plans to build, own and operate two LNG liquefaction plants in Western Canada, strategically located to service the on-road trucking market and other high-horsepower applications, including...
Nov 06, 2013
Creamer Media’s 2013 Liquid Fuels electronic research report examines South Africa’s liquid fuels market, focusing on the business environment, oil and gas exploration, the country’s feedstock supplies, the development of South Africa’s biofuels industry, fuel...
Oct 31, 2013
Saldanha Bay LPG terminal
The launch of the Saldanha Bay industrial development zone (IDZ) by President Jacob Zuma on Thursday signalled a new era for the development of an oil and gas servicing and repair hub in the Western Cape. The newly established IDZ was strategically located to serve...
Oct 23, 2013
Indian major Coal India Limited (CIL) was unlikely to secure the rights to coal bed methane (CBM) extractions on any of its tenement areas. According to a decision taken by the Petroleum and Natural Gas Ministry, if CIL were to enter CBM development, the company...
Sep 06, 2013
Mechanical-seals manufacturer AESSEALS is supplying four seals, worth R500 000, to concessionaire for oil and gas exploration on the subsoil and continental shelf of Angola, Sonangol. AESSEAL MD Rob Waites tells Engineering News that the company first started working...
Sep 03, 2013
Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa on Tuesday announced that companies wanting to use hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, to explore for shale gas in the Karoo would require a water use licence. The Minister gazetted a notice of intent to declare...
Mar 22, 2013
A recently developed membrane that is used to separate waste from water could become key in the treatment of pollutants ranging from acid mine drainage to oil-containing wastewater, as well as in processes ranging from desalination to kidney dialysis. The technology,...
Jan 30, 2013
Mining magnate Gina Rinehart was trying her hand at oil and gas exploration, by investing some A$4.25-million into ASX-listed Lakes Oil. Lakes Oil reported this week that it had issued notes worth A$6.3-million, which included A$4.25-million from a wholly owned...
Jun 01, 2012
Malawi’s Geological Survey Department (GSD) says investigations continue to unveil increased potential for the discovery of hydrocarbons in Lake Malawi and the lower Shire valley.
Nov 30, 2011
The oil and gas industry has been working toward the digital oil field of the future
Nov 29, 2011
African Petroleum Corporation Limited, is pleased to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary, African Petroleum Senegal Limited, has entered into an agreement with the Société des Pétroles du Sénégal and the République du Sénégal to acquire two offshore...
Oct 21, 2011
Engineering and construction contractor Foster Wheeler reports that the technical portion of a feasibility study for a planned gas-to-liquids (GTL) study, in Canada, is on track and is expected to be complete during the fourth quarter of this year.
Oct 10, 2011
Cooper Energy Limited is pleased to announce its wholly owned subsidiary, C. E. Tunisia Bargou Ltd has signed a Farm-in Agreement with Dragon Oil Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Dragon Oil plc, under which Dragon Oil will acquire a 55% working interest in the...
Aug 26, 2011
Business-led think tank Accelerate Cape Town says it is important to push the growth of the West Coast economic corridor, including Atlantis and Saldanha Bay, where major developments are expected to occur in the oil and gas and transport sectors.
Jun 20, 2011
Attached please find a press release on: US‐focussed oil and gas exploration and production company, Target Energy Limited (“Target”; ASX:TEX), is pleased to provide the following updates.
Apr 01, 2011
Operators in the Haynesville shale area of North America, which is located on the border of east Texas and western Louisiana, are rushing to secure leases and keep their foothold in the region. Global oil and gas producer Shell, which holds an interest in seven...
Apr 01, 2011
Operators in the Haynesville shale area of North America, which is located on the border of east Texas and western Louisiana, are rushing to secure leases and keep their foothold in the region. Global oil and gas producer Shell, which holds an interest in seven...
Apr 01, 2011
Operators in the Haynesville shale area of North America, which is located on the border of east Texas and western Louisiana, are rushing to secure leases and keep their foothold in the region.
Sep 22, 2010
Oil and gas exploration and development company Sasol Petroleum International (SPI), a unit of JSE-listed Sasol, has signed an agreement to explore another onshore gas concession in Mozambique Known as ‘Area A', the concession covers some 8 370km2 and is adjacent to...
Sep 03, 2010
The six-month moratorium on oil and gas exploration, issued by the Obama Administration on May 30, shortly after the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, might trigger a loss of more than 8000 jobs, nearly $500-million in wages and more than $2,1-billion in economic...
Aug 24, 2010
A 15% interest in M-10 hydrocarbon exploration block, offshore Mozambique, has been assigned to Empresa Nacional de Hidrocarbonetos (ENH), the Southern African country's State-owned oil and gas exploration company. South Africa's Sasol Petroleum International (SPI)...
Jun 15, 2010
South Africa's exploration regulator Petroleum Agency SA has issued shale gas permits to Shell International and oil and gas company Falcon, with Sasol and Anglo American still in the queue. Petroleum Agency SA - headed by CEO Mthozami Xiphu and entirely separate...
Jun 02, 2010
Attached please find a press release on: All oil and gas exploration and processing projects should be supported with a tailored strategy for their maintenance and inspection requirements, and facilities should be started up with their Maintenance and Inspection...
Mar 26, 2010
Diversified miner Anglo American – as well as Shell International – have applied to explore for shale gas in South Africa's arid Karoo, Petroleum Agency SA frontier geology manager Jennifer Marot tells Mining Weekly Online. This follows the news that South Africa's...
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