Early News
For recent news see UPDATE

December 2006-
October 2008

French Official Gazette


Juan de Nova EEZ (France); Juan de Nova Offshore Profond; Concession applications by Rock Oil/Marex, Wessex Petroleum; in progress.

March 2008  

Oil and Gas Journal
(March 24, page 8)


Tanzania offshore (Aminex): Kiliwani North-1 discovery in the Neocomian; Tertiary age reservoirs also a future target.

December 2007-
June 2008



Mozambique Third License Round. Two applications.
Awards Pending.

January 2007-
August 2007



Madagascar Offshore License Round. Four applications.
Areas Awarded: Belo Profond Block: Rock Oil-75%, Marex-25%; Morondava Block: ENERMAD-100%.

July 2005-January 2006  



Mozambique Second License Round. Seven applications.
Areas Awarded: Onshore Area: Artumas; Area 1: Anadarko; Areas 2 and 5: StatoilNorskHydro; Areas 3 and 6: Petronas; Area 4 ENI.

July 2003  

AAPG Explorer
(July, page 16)


Big East Africa Structures Enticing; Kathy Shirley

(www.aapg.org/explorer: Go east, young geologist, go east? Offshore East Africa.)

June 2003  

"Offshore" magazine
(page 10)


Africa. Petronas decides to explore Mozambique's Zambezi delta in early 2004; $40 million investment.

"Offshore" magazine
(page 24)


East Africa. Jebco Seismic and Global Exploration Services have a new report about the East African margin showing greater petroleum potential.

Oil and Gas Journal
(June 2, page 40)


South Africa's east coast frontier offers untested mid to deepwater potential. Varsha Singh, Ian McLachlan.

First Break
(page 11)


Report talks up East African hydrocarbon prospects. JEBCO Seismic and Global Exploration Services.

April 2003  

Oil and Gas Journal
(April 7, page 44)


Deepwater 2D data reveal Orange basin objectives off western South Africa. D. van der Spuy, N. A. Jikelo, T. Ziegler, M. Bowyer.

March 2003  

Oil and Gas Journal
(March 10, page 42)


How new seismic data show basin off western Madagascar. Ralph A. Stone, Samuel D. Leroy.

Oil and Gas Journal
(March 3, page 35)


Deepwater basin confirmed far off western Madagascar. Ralph A. Stone, Samuel D. Leroy.

February 2003  

Oil and Gas Journal
(February 24, page 44)


Africa's reserves, production enter period of steady growth. Alan Petzet.

Oil and Gas Journal
(February 24, page 50)


South and East Africa:
South Africa building its oil and gas production reserves.
Mozambique and Tanzania launching first gas production projects.

January 2003

Antrim Energy Inc


Click for larger view.Coastal Tanzania Permit Map (Tanzania, Kenya). Keith Skipper (personal communication). (Click map for larger view.)

Year 1999  

SEG 1999 Expanded Abstracts


The prospectivity of the Rovuma basin Mozambique; Edwards, H. Lainchbury, S; Lonropet, PGS Reservoir.