Savannah and ExxonMobil inch towards deal on Doba oilfields
Savannah now has just a few weeks in which to analyse the ExxonMobil data and make a firm offer on its Doba assets. The junior has been on a shopping spree for new assets of late, taking advantage of the withdrawal of the Western majors and the lack of interest in mature deposits. [...]
Ex-oil minister Djerassem Le Bemadjiel still unhelpfully behind bars as election looms
As the country gears up to April's presidential election, former oil minister Djerassem Le Bemadjiel remains detained awaiting trial following his arrest in September. Running for a sixth term, Idris Déby would have liked his support on the campaign trail. [...]
Will Chevron wreck secret deal on Zafiro between Noble and Trident?
Trident had finally managed to find a partner for the ExxonMobil deposit that was acceptable to the oil ministry, but all its efforts could turn out be in vain. The US giant Chevron's entry into the equation may ruin everything. [...]
Total and Trident Energy victims of pro-Marathon/Exxon political networks
The drawn-out talks between Total and the Libyan state over the French major's purchase of Marathon Oil's shares in the Waha concession and the interminable negotiations between ExxonMobil and Trident Energy over Zafiro show just how much sway certain political [. [...]