West Africa

Highlights , Shale Plays

Best of This Week’s Drilling Activity Highlights (Dec. 3, 2021)

Pioneer Natural Resources and Guidon Energy Spraberry Field producers in the Permian Basin plus Exxon Mobil’s Whiptail discovery in the Stabroek Block offshore Guyana and significant Ivory Coast discovery by Eni top this week’s oil and gas drilling activity highlights from around the world.

December 3, 2021

Acquisitions & Divestitures , Trends , Mergers

Energy A&D Transactions from the Week of Oct. 27, 2021

Here’s a snapshot of recent energy deals including EagleClaw’s all-stock business combination with Apache’s Altus Midstream plus the closing of Oasis Petroleum’s $745 million cash acquisition in the Bakken.

October 27, 2021

Highlights , Shale Plays

Best of This Week’s Drilling Activity Highlights (Oct. 22, 2021)

Results from a trio of Devon Energy Bone Spring wells in the Permian Basin, an offshore Ghana oil discovery by Eni plus a test well in Australia’s Northern Territory top this week’s oil and gas drilling activity highlights from around the world.

October 22, 2021

Acquisitions & Divestitures , Trends , Mergers

Energy A&D Transactions from the Week of Oct. 20, 2021

Here’s a snapshot of recent energy deals including a $750 million asset sale by Occidental Petroleum plus Citizen Energy’s $153 million expansion in Oklahoma.

October 20, 2021

Highlights , Shale Plays

Best of This Week’s Drilling Activity Highlights (Sept. 24, 2021)

Spraberry Field producers in the Midland Basin announced by Headington Energy plus Chesapeake Marcellus Shale completions in Pennsylvania’s Wyoming County and another Exxon Mobil Guyana discovery top this week’s oil and gas drilling activity highlights from around the world.

September 24, 2021

Discoveries

Eni Makes Giant Oil Discovery Offshore Ivory Coast

Eni is one of Africa’s biggest foreign oil and gas producers with prize assets in Libya, Nigeria and Angola. It is developing two bumper gas discoveries in Mozambique and Egypt.

September 1, 2021

Public Capital , People , Exploration & Production

Houston-based VAALCO Energy Names New CEO in Strategy Shift

The VAALCO Energy board said it believes newly appointed George Maxwell’s track record of founding, building and selling a successful African energy company will help it achieve its strategy of enhancing its corporate presence in London.

April 15, 2021

Business , Exploration & Production , Acquisitions & Divestitures

Occidental Petroleum in Talks to Sell Ghana Asset for over $500 Million

The acquisition of Occidental Petroleum’s stakes offshore Ghana would be the first investment for Boru Energy, led by former Tullow Oil CEO, which Carlyle’s international energy fund CIEP launched in 2019.

April 1, 2021

Field Development , Subsea

Ashtead Technology Secures Total E&P Angola Contract

A new partnership between Ashtead Technology and Ocean Atlantic Petroleum SA (OAP), has successfully executed its first marine services project in West Africa and has received award for further work on March 18. 

March 18, 2021

Acquisitions & Divestitures , Trends , Mergers

Energy A&D Transactions from the Week of March 17, 2021

Here’s a snapshot of recent energy deals including the closing of the $465 million acquisition of Williston Basin private operator Bruin E&P by Enerplus plus a merger agreement between Houston-based oilfield services provider Frank’s International and Expro Group.

March 17, 2021