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BP confirms as sponsor for Upstream West Africa Summit 2020

Super Major BP has today confirmed their sponsorship & participation at the upcoming 6th Annual Upstream West Africa Summit 2020 #USWA20, which is taking place between 17th – 18th June 2020 in Banjul, The Gambia, in official partnership with The Gambia National Petroleum Corporation, marking the country’s first ever international Upstream Oil & Gas event. This news follows on from the recent JOA signing when BP agreed with Gambia’s National Oil Company to jointly operate the the deepwater Block A1…

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Sangomar Field Development Approved

The Sangomar Field Development Phase 1 (Sangomar Development) has been approved by the Rufisque Offshore, Sangomar Offshore and Sangomar Deep Offshore (RSSD) joint venture and has entered theexecute phase of activities. Woodside, as operator of the RSSD joint venture, has executed the purchase contract for the floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) facility and issued full notices to proceed for the drilling and subsea construction and installation contracts. The key contractors for the development are:• MODEC, Inc. for the purchase…

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Liberia to offer nine offshore West Africa blocks in new licensing round

The Liberia Petroleum Regulatory Authority has announced the launch of its next offshore licensing round, expected to commence in April 2020. Nine blocks will be on offer in the Harper basin, one of the last unexplored and undrilled regions offshore West Africa. Geophysical company TGS holds a range of multi-client data across this acreage to support the licensing round, including 5,272 kilometers of 2D and 6,276 square kilometers of 3D seismic, gravity and magnetic data. Syn-rift structural traps can be…

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Woodside Notes Government Approval Of Sangomar Field Exploitation

Senegal has authorised the West African country’s first oil development, the $4.2 billion Sangomar offshore oil project, operator Woodside Petroleum said on Thursday. The approval from the Government of Senegal paves the way for investment decisions for the Sangomar project to proceed. Partners in the project are eager to push ahead even as they await the outcome of an arbitration over a dispute. Australian oil minnow Far Ltd, a minority partner in the project, has been mired in a legal…

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FAR taps Shearwater for Gambian seismic survey

Seismic services provider Shearwater GeoServices has been awarded a 3D Isometrix seismic acquisition project by FAR in the Gambia. Shearwater said on Tuesday that the one-month survey would cover parts of block A5 offshore Gambia in the rapidly emerging and prolific Mauritania, Senegal, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Conakry (MSGBC) Basin. The seismic company also said that the survey would be acquired by the SW Amundsen and provide new seismic over a shallow-water area and connect with existing seismic to provide full coverage…

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BP encounters gas in drilling offshore Mauritania, Senegal

BP Plc (BP.L) on Monday said a three-well drilling programme offshore Mauritania and Senegal encountered gas in “high quality”, bolstering its confidence in gas resources in the region. The oil and gas major said here the three appraisal wells drilled this year, GTA-1, Yakaar-2 and Orca-1, encountered 160 meters of net pay, a measure of a reservoir’s thickness. In November, the Orca-1 well offshore Mauritania, partly owned with Kosmos Energy (KOS.N) and Société Mauritanienne Des Hydrocarbures et de Patrimoine Minier, was further…

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Liberia lines up 2020 licence round, confirms attendance at USWA20

The Government of Liberia through the Liberia Petroleum Regulatory Authority (LPRA) announces sale of several blocks here, beginning next licensing round.A statement from the Liberia Petroleum Regulatory Authority says the decision followed an unsuccessful ratification of negotiated petroleum sharing contracts in 2014, which climaxed the last round of bidding process. The statement issued over the weekend notes the Government of Liberia made a shrewd and progressive decision, through a robust reform process to provide efficient institutional governance system, maximize revenue…

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Woodside presses on with plans for $6b Senegal oil project

Australia’s largest oil and gas producer Woodside is pressing ahead with its plans to develop Senegal’s first oil project, announcing the final field plan has now been submitted to the West African nation’s government for approval. Describing the move as a “major milestone”, Woodside chief executive Peter Coleman said the project’s development plan was the last outstanding regulatory submission required before Woodside and its joint-venture partners could make a final investment decision later this month. Mr Coleman said it demonstrated…

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Sangomar Field Development Submits Development and Exploitation Plan

Woodside, as operator of the Sangomar (formerly named SNE) Field Development, is pleased to advise the Sangomar Development and Exploitation Plan and exploitation authorisation request were submitted to the Government of Senegal on 2 December 2019. The Development and Exploitation Plan and exploitation authorisation request are the last major regulatory submissions required before final investment decisions can be made by each joint venture participant, which is targeted to occur later this month subject to the grant of an exploitation authorisation…

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Petrosen confirms delegation for the 6th Annual Upstream West Africa Summit 2020

Following on from last month’s official invitations that were sent by Mr Yaya Barrow, Managing Diretor, GNPC The Gambia, to all of the National Oil Companies from across West Africa, inviting their respective CEOs, Directeur Generals & Managing Directors to attend the first ever International Upstream Oil & Gas event in The Gambia which is taking place next June 17th – 18th 2020 in Banjul, The Gambia. News was received this morning from La Société des Pétroles du Sénégal (PETROSEN),…

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