Oil and Gas News Africa September 2013

• Fugro has been awarded a large three-year survey contract for work in Angola. The contract comes from Total E&P Angola and is to support the French E&P firm’s development programs offshore Angola.
• Caracal Energy Inc has been officially listed as a Supporting Company of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) with immediate effect.
• OCI Construction Group was awarded a contract by Technip for work in Algeria. The contract is for Greenfield and brownfield work on Algeria’s Algiers refinery in Sidi Arcine.
• Egypt saw a successful Jurassic gas/condensate test in the Western Desert on TransGlobe Energy and Vegas Oil & Gas’ East Ghazalat Block. The North Dabaa 1X well was drilled to a total depth of 14,740 ft and cased as a Cretaceous oil and Jurassic gas condensate discovery. Based on open hole well logs and samples, the well encountered approximately 8 ft of net oil pay in the Abu Roash formation and 23 ft of net gas/condensate pay in the Khatatba formation.
• CNPC buys into Eni gas stake offshore Mozambique. Eni has sold a considerable stake of an exploration block off the coast of Mozambique to China’s CNPC.
• Cairn partially sells Senegal blocks to ConocoPhillips – Scottish upstream oil and gas company Cairn has decided to partially sell its share in three contiguous blocks located offshore Senegal, West Africa to ConocoPhillips.