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09.04.2013 Exxon Gains Foothold Offshore Liberia

UPI reports that the Liberian government signed off on a deal to acquire 625,000 acres offshore Liberia from Canadian Overseas Petroleum, U.S. supermajor Exxon Mobil said.

08.04.2013 Angola Prepares Onshore Licensing Round

The guidelines for a planned bidding round have been approved by the government of Angola. The blocks to be put on offer are located onshore in the Kwanza and Lower Congo basins.

05.04.2013 KBR Awarded Subsea 7 Topsides Contract for Chevron Lianzi Offshore Project

KBR announced April 4 that it was selected by Subsea 7 to perform the topsides design for the Chevron Lianzi development project in a unitized offshore zone between the Republic of Congo and the Republic of Angola.

05.04.2013 Noble and PA Spud in Equatorial Guinea

PA Resources and Noble Energy (operator) have resumed exploration drilling in Equatorial Guinea. The well, the I-7, on the Carla South exploration prospect in Block I was spud by the Atwood Hunter semi-submersible drilling rig at the end of March.

04.04.2013 CNPC and CPC Corp. To Jointly Explore Niger

Chinese state-run firm CNPC has entered a joint exploration agreement with Taiwan's CPC Corp. The agreement is for the Agadem Block in Niger.

03.04.2013 Statoil Farms Down in Mozambique License

Statoil has farmed down a 25% working interest in its operated exploration licence offshore Mozambique to Japan-based INPEX Mozambique, Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of INPEX CORPORATION.

03.04.2013 ONGC/OIL Willing to Pay Up to $5 Billion for Mozambique

Petroleum Africa reports that it is rumored that ONGC and OIL are willing to pay top dollar to gain a stake in the Anadarko-led Offshore Area 1 in Mozambique.

01.04.2013 Petrobras Looks for Nigerian Exit

Nigerian assets could be on the auction block for Brazilian state-owned firm Petrobras as the company looks to raise cash for a planned spending spree in the near future, Petroleum Africa reports.

01.04.2013 Angola Invites Petrovietnam to Bid on Blocks

Petroleum Africa reports that state-run Vietnam Oil and Gas Group, or Petrovietnam, said Wednesday that Angola's government has invited it to bid for oil and gas exploration projects.

01.04.2013 Lukoil Could Resume Ghana Drilling in Q4

Petroleum Africa reports that drilling by Lukoil offshore Ghana is expected to resume in Q4 according to a report from Interfax. A source said that there was also a possibility that the company could request another extension of its geological surveying period.