The Eirik Raude semi-submersible rig operates on the Jubilee Field offshore Ghana. (Photo: Tullow Oil)

Tullow says wells in Mozambique, French Guiana fail to find oil

Tullow Oil Plc (TLW), a U.K. oil and gas explorer, said wells in Mozambique and French Guiana failed to make discoveries.
A drilling rig working for Houston-based Vaalco Energy approaches  the Ebouri platform, offshore Gabon. (Vaalco Energy)

When the next desk over is an ocean away

While technology has the power to upend old ways of doing things – allowing production companies to shut down offshore production platforms remotely, for example – it also has raised new questions.
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Marathon Oil's corporate headquarters in Houston.  (AP file photo/Pat Sullivan)

Marathon Oil sells offshore Angola stake for $1.5 billion

Marathon Oil Corp. is shedding its stake in an offshore block in southern Africa for $1.5 billion as part a divestment program that the exploration and production firm started two years ago.
Oil mining employees walk near the first well to restart production in the Thar Jath field in Unity state on April 6. South Sudan restarted oil production on April 6, ending a bitter 15-month row with former civil war foe Sudan and marking a major breakthrough in relations after bloody border clashes last year. HANNAH MCNEISH/AFP/Getty Images

Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda agree on oil pipelines

One pipeline would end South Sudan’s dependence on Sudan for its oil exports.
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(AP file photo/George Osodi)

‘Incredible increase’ in oil, gas in East Africa

East Africa is in the middle of an incredible energy boom that is likely to last decades, according to energy industry executives who gathered this week in Kenya’s capital in a sign of the region’s growing prominence.

Shell Nigeria says explosion forces pipeline closure

The area in southern Nigeria already has suffered decades of oil spills.
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An undated file image taken from video provided by the SITE Intel Group that purports to show terrorist leader Moktar Belmoktar. Within months of quitting al-Qaida, he claimed responsibility for two attacks so large they rivaled the biggest operations undertaken by al-Qaida's wing in Africa. (AP Photo/SITE Intel Group, File)

Terrorist behind attack on BP Algeria plant quit al-Qaida

After years of trying to discipline him, the leaders of al-Qaida’s North African branch sent a scathing final letter to their most difficult employee, describing how he failed to turn in his expense reports and carry out orders. Moktar Belmoktar responded the way talented employees with bruised egos have in corporations the world over: He quit.
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Fuel tanker reportedly hijacked off Nigeria coast

Pirates hijacked a fuel tanker off the coast of Nigeria’s oil-rich delta, taking Pakistani and Nigerian sailors hostage in the latest attack targeting the region, private security officials said Tuesday.
FILE--In this 2010 file photo, an oil well undergoes testing in the Lake Albertine region of western Uganda. Even before the first drops flow, Uganda's oil sector is beset by bribery allegations against officials, tax-related cases abroad that cost the government millions in legal fees, and the alleged interference of a president whose firm control of the sector worries transparency campaigners. (AP Photo/Monitor Publications Ltd, File)

Politics, bribery charges swirl around Uganda oil

Uganda, which has confirmed oil deposits of about 3.5 billion barrels, wants to extract at least 1.2 billion barrels over the next three decades. That figure could rise when more oil blocks are put up for exploration later this year, potentially making Uganda one of Africa’s top oil producers.
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Protesters close Libyan oil terminal, halt exports

A Libyan oil ministry official says protesters have forced the closure of an oil terminal in the east of the country for the second time in six months, disrupting exports.
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