South Africa

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December 28, 2021
Royal Dutch Shell Plc has been ordered by a South African court to temporarily halt an offshore seismic survey after local communities took legal action to block the project.
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December 03, 2021
A South African court has ruled that Royal Dutch Shell Plc can proceed with a seismic survey offshore the East Coast, after dismissing a legal application by activist groups.
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November 26, 2021
Royal Dutch Shell Plc faces a growing campaign against its plans to conduct a seismic survey of potential oil and gas reservoirs off South Africa’s rugged coastline.
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May 05, 2021
The Board of Frontier, the privately held Houston-based international gas exploration company with a focus on Southern Africa, said its activities in Namibia are continuing to exceed expectations.
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January 01, 2021
Fighters linked to Islamic State raided a town less than 5 kilometers (3 miles) from the construction camp this week of what is Africa’s largest private investment, ratcheting up risks for the planned LNG export terminal on Mozambique’s northern coastline. While the heavily guarded site hasn’t been attacked yet, militants have made threats that they may do so.
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July 09, 2020
Total and its partners are planning to drill a well in the Luiperd prospect in water depths of as much as 1.8 kilometers by September, Africa Energy Chief Executive Officer Garrett Soden said in a statement.
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December 24, 2019
South Africa published a long-anticipated draft of oil and gas legislation that will give the state a 20% carried interest in exploration and production rights, with the aim of increasing development of the industry.
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November 18, 2019
Bourbon will provide Integrated Logistics services through its branch Bourbon Logistics Namibia local branch, with a well-established local partner, Logistics Support Services. Working with a solid local partner is a key aspect of Bourbon local content strategy.
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November 04, 2019
Shearwater GeoServices has been given a conditional letter of award for a 2D seismic acquisition and fast-track processing project by Total E&P South Africa B.V.
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September 13, 2019
South Africa’s government is drafting a new law that aims at securing it a free stake in all new oil and gas ventures, revising the terms of a proposal shelved four years ago. Oil and gas companies that have secured exploration rights have held back on costly drilling while they await clarity from the government on the commercial terms.
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August 27, 2019
Total and Qatar Petroleum have signed agreements under which Qatar Petroleum will farm into Total-held exploration acreage in Namibia, Guyana and Kenya.
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July 15, 2019
Africa Energy Corp., an oil and gas company with exploration assets offshore South Africa and Namibia, is pleased to announce that the joint venture partnership for Block 11B/12B offshore South Africa has entered into a multi-well drilling contract with Odfjell Drilling for the Deepsea Stavanger semisubmersible rig.
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July 03, 2019
Africa Oil has entered into a definitive farmout agreement with Azinam Limited (Azinam), whereby Africa Oil will acquire a 20% participating interest and operatorship in the Exploration Right for Block 3B/4B, offshore South Africa.
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July 02, 2019
With Africa Oil Week (https://Africa-OilWeek.com) in Cape Town in its 26th year, this year’s event – from Nov. 4-8 – will feature, for the first time, a day-long “South African Showcase.”
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June 26, 2019
South Africa is working on a policy to govern the development of oil and gas resources after calls by potential investors to shield the industry from a long-running debate over laws that apply to mining exploration.
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May 29, 2019
Months after a major discovery by Total SA boosted the country’s hydrocarbon prospects, Royal Dutch Shell Plc is planning to acquire an oil-block stake in a second deal in South Africa’s relatively unexplored waters.
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May 23, 2019
As Angola works in attracting foreign investors from the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, its closest African neighbors are also entering the race to tap into vast investment opportunities in Africa’s second biggest oil producing market.
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May 21, 2019
South Africa’s Strategic Fuel Fund is welcome to bring in partners to help it execute a $1-billion agreement to drill for oil and build a refinery and pipeline in South Sudan, the central African nation’s oil minister said.
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April 25, 2019
ExxonMobil has said it will increase its exploration acreage in Namibia with the addition of approximately 28,000 km2 (7 million net acres) following the signing of an agreement with the government of Namibia and the National Petroleum Corporation of Namibia (NAMCOR) for blocks 1710 and 1810, and farm-in agreements with NAMCOR for blocks 1711 and 1811A.
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March 26, 2019
Total SA’s discovery of South Africa’s first oil in deep water could prove to be a bonanza for a country lacking crude reserves of its own and prompt a rush from other majors. That’s if they’re able to solve the engineering challenges of operating in one of the fastest ocean currents in the world.
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March 03, 2019
Africa Oil Corp. is pleased to announce its financial and operating results for three months and year ended Dec. 31, 2018.
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