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Seismic activity recorded in the Agadir bay appears to be clearly related to this fault zone, as also inferred from focal mechanisms. Seismic moment evaluation suggests that earthquakes of mag 6 or more are likely to occur earthquakes

21/04/14 Exploration pétrolière au Maroc, un premier bilan peu encouragent media24

El Gobierno de la RASD: El Polisario aspira a buscar petróleo en la costa del Sahara a Sur de Canarias laopinion

10/04/14 U.N. renews call for human rights monitoring in Western Sahara. Total and Kosmos have joined in the hunt for oil off the coast of Western Sahara. reuters

31/03/14 Que fait Total au Sahara occidental multinat

24/03/14 Tangiers Petroleum / Galp Energy: Preparing to drill the TAO-1 well on the Tarfaya Block Offshore Morocco. Scheduled to spud 2Q 2014 oilvoice Energy-pedia

21/03/14 Pétrole au Maroc : puits sec au large de Tarfaya pour Cairn qui abandonne l’exploration usine

18/03/14 Cairn Energy has suffered another setback after a well targeting a big prospect off Morocco proved to be dry. heraldscotland

Aker Solutions is reportedly refusing to provide further services or spare parts for equipment supplied to a newbuild drillship that is lined up for work off the disputed territory of Western Sahara. petroleum

Saharawi government awards new oil exploration block wsrw sadrpma.com

17/03/14 Fastnet, the Irish listed oil and gas company, this morning confirmed that Kosmos Energy has started drilling the FA-1 Foum Assaka well, offshore Morocco. irishtimes

Kosmos Energy: Aker Solutions is reportedly refusing to provide further services or spare parts for equipment supplied to a newbuild drillship that is lined up for work off the disputed territory of Western Sahara. upstream

Cairn abandonne le puits offshore JM-1 au large de Tarfaya medias24

A company that installed key equipment of the Atwood Achiever told Norwegian broadcaster today it would never had taken on the assignment had they known the vessel would be used in Western Sahara. It had withdrawn from commitments to deliver service to the rig while in the territory. wsrw

14/03/14 Pétrole à Tarfaya: la douche froide de l’ONHYM. Pas de réservoir de bonne qualité” h24.ma

Kosmos opening base in occupied territory. wsrw

US EXPLORER Kosmos Energy and UK partner Cairn Energy are considering acquiring more seismic off Western Sahara on the Cap Boujdour block licensed by Morocco between April and June this year, before moving to drill their debut Gargaa-1 wildcat in the third quarter. upstream

11/03/14 Du pétrole exploitable au large de Tarfaya? De plus amples informations sur l’exploitation de ces réserves devraient être fournies d’ici le second trimestre 2014. h24info

Potentiel de pétrole offshore : Excitation de l’Espagne, SILENCE du côté marocain. En début de semaine dernière, les compagnies Cairn Energy et Genel Energy ont confirmé leur espoir de trouver du pétrole dans les eaux situées entre le Maroc et gisements de pétrole yabiladi

U.S. Oil Firm Creates Tension Over Western Sahara ipsnews allafrica

10/03/14 Indices de pétrole annoncés au large de Tarfaya, petite effervescence aux Canaries. L’industrie touristique qui fait vivre les îles Canaries craint des fuites de pétrole et donc une pollution du littoral qui est la seule vraie richesse de l’archipel. medias24

The US company Kosmos Energy is going to drill in Western Sahara for the first time since the Moroccan occupation. In six months time, it might be too late to stop the company. wsrw

07/03/14 Prospections pétrolières: Les Canarias demandent au Maroc des garanties environnementales. yabiladi

23/02/14 Le Maroc rêve d’or noir. “Y compris dans des zones sensibles comme les eaux proches des Canaries ou le Sahara occidental au statut international disputé” usinenouvelle

21/02/14 Cap Boujdour block: US oil firm Kosmos Energy plans to start exploration drilling in occupied Western Sahara in October or November this year wsrw

18/02/14 US’ Kosmos to drill first oil well offshore Morocco in mid-March platts     

Prospection pétrolière au Maroc : J’aime Kosmos Energy va forer son premierpuits offshore à la mi­mars yabiladi

07/02/14 Saharawi natural resources group condemns multinationals involvement in Oil and Gas exploration in occupied Western Sahara wsrw

Total renews oil licence in disputed Western Sahara. “Since obtaining the reconnaissance licence, Total has conducted geological, seabed and 3D seismic studies but has not announced any plans to drill an exploration well, which would require it to sign a separate contract with Morocco” cnbc

Exploitation pétrolière : Le Maroc promet de respecter les règles de l’ONU. “La moitié des Sahraouis vivent dans des camps de réfugiés” telquel

Morocco Makes Pledges on Western Sahara Exploration. “Half the Saharawi people are living in refugee camps” petroleumafrika

06/02/14 Morocco says to follow UN rules in disputed Sahara oil hunt. Morocco has joined France’s Total and U.S. explorer Kosmos to formally pledge that their hunt for oil off the coast of disputed Western Sahara will comply with international rules and the local population would benefit from discoveries. But the intentions of Total and Kosmos to step up exploration plans have brought one of Africa’s oldest territorial disputes into focus. Kosmos has said it plans to drill its first exploration well off Western Sahara this year. reuters

Firms partnering Moroccan state in Western Sahara face higher legal and reputational risks than security concerns. Energy firms Total and Kosmos issued declarations made in partnership with the Moroccan government on 5 February, assuring investors that exploration off Western Sahara would be in compliance with international law. Kosmos Energy, which holds 55% of the Cap Boujdour block along with Cairn Energy (20%) and ONHYM, plans to start drilling an exploration well (Gargaa 1) in the second half of 2014. France’s Total is due to announce the result of its own reconnaissance studies in the Anzarane Offshore block towards the end of 2014. ihs.com

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Exploration pétrolière au Sahara : Le Maroc assure respecter les règles de l’ONU.  L’ONHYM a récemment renouvelé ses engagements avec les compagnies pétrolières Total et Kosmos Energy pour l’exploration pétrolière au Sahara et rassure quant au respect des règles fixées par l’ONU, dans le cadre de ces activités. Mais une ONG proche du Polisario ne l’entend pas cette oreille. yabiladi

03/02/14 Total confirms 1 year renewal of dirty deal in occupied Sahara wsrw

27/01/14 La directora de la Oficina de Hidrocarburos de Marruecos confirma el optimismo por las catas petroleras market

23/01/14 Cairn Energy: Drilling is already under way at Cap Juby Maritime III, offshore Morocco, in which Cairn owns a 38% interest, and results are expected by early March. Oil has already been found here 20 years ago by Esso, but it was heavy oil. Frontier drilling is high risk, though. The odds of discovery are as low as about 1 in 8 investors

Cairn Energy acomete su segundo sondeo, junto a las cuadrículas de Repsol eldia

17/01/14 ¿Quién se queda con la riqueza del Sáhara Occidental? La compañía escocesa Cairn Energy comenzó sus exploraciones en busca de hidrocarburos en octubre de 2013, en la zona de Cabo Juby, adentrándose en aguas del Sáhara Occidental. Tras una infructuosa primera prospección, esta compañía ha asegurado que continuará con sus trabajos durante el año 2014. Pero es la petrolera francesa Total la que posé  las mayores concesiones en el territorio del Sáhara Occidental. En diciembre de 2013 caducó la licencia de 12 meses que esta compañía poseía. Hasta ahora no ha querido hacer público si ha renovado su acuerdo con el gobierno de Marruecos para seguir explorando, como se sospecha. elpais

Tan-Tan, un port à risques ? L’échouement du pétrolier Silver a fait ressurgir les problèmes dont souffre l’infrastructure portuaire depuis sa construction. La forte exposition du port à l’ensablement réduit sensiblement sa disposition à accueillir les grands navires. Avec le doublement du trafic hydrocarbure, les risques pour l’environnement augmentent. lavieeco

WWF : Le Maroc un pays défaillant au niveau de sa sécurité maritime. Aujourd’hui plus que jamais, une enquête parlementaire devrait être diligentée pour s’assurer que le Maroc dispose bel et bien des moyens humains et matériels pour assurer sa securité maritime face à tout événement majeur. maritimenews

14/01/14 Suite à l’affaire du tanker Silver à Tan Tan, la puissante ONG mondiale tire la sonnette d’alarme quant au manque des moyens du Maroc pour faire face à une catastrophe écologique. le360.ma

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13/01/14 Simmering Saharan conflict stirred by offshore oil search. Oil firms stepping up plans to drill off the coast of disputed Western Sahara could be diving into murky legal waters and risk exacerbating one of Africa’s oldest territorial disputes. reuters chronicle Des forages pétroliers au Sahara occidental risquent d’exacerber les tensions tsa

Pollution aux hydrocarbures : WWF épingle le Maroc. “Dans une zone d’exploitation des hydrocarbures et de trafic densifié de pétrole, l’absence de plans d’urgence en cas d’accident implique un risque élevé aux conséquences environnementales et économiques graves », a indiqué WWF”. L’ong s’inquiète également du « manque de prévoyance » – du Maroc -, ce qui a entrainé une intervention tardive sur le navire échoué à Tan Tan ». Elle estime que les  autorités marocaines ont agi « très lentement » pendant les premiers stades de l’accident et n’ont commencé à prendre des mesures que lorsque l’événement a été relayé dans la presse. yabiladi

Western Sahara: ‘Every protest is crushed by the great brutality of Morocco’ newint

10/01/14 Sahara : Le Polisario dénonce à l’ONU les prospections pétrolières marocaines yabiladi

07/01/14 Le port de Tan Tan dans les sables mouvants. Demande d’ouverture d’une enquête parlementaire sur les erreurs de conception et leurs conséquences. “De plus en plus de voix s’élèvent en faveur de l’ouverture d’une enquête parlementaire sur la situation du port de Tan Tan. Pas plutôt qu’avant-hier, un sit-in a été organisé devant la délégation de la Pêche maritime de la ville pour exiger une intervention rapide de la part des pouvoirs publics afin d’éviter une autre catastrophe comme celle causée par le « Silver », pétrolier battant pavillon marocain qui a drossé, le 23 décembre, les bancs de sable situés à l’entrée du port de Tan Tan” libe.ma

06/01/14 Sit-in pour dénoncer la situation au port de Tan Tan. libe-ma

05/01/14 Cairns drilling rig on its way to the Juby Maritime III block in Morocco investment The next well Cairn is scheduled to drill, has 33% chance lse

03/01/14 “Cairn Energy will now move on to test its CAP JUBY” investors

02/01/14 Kosmos Energy, rig Maersk Discoverer. The rig is expected to commence drilling operations on the FA-1 (formally Eagle-1) exploration well in the Foum Assaka Offshore block in Morocco during the first half of 2014. Built in 2009, the Maersk Discoverer is a sixth generation, ultra-deepwater, dynamically positioned semi-submersible rig capable of drilling to total depths of up to 9,144 metres, and operating in water depths of up to 3,048 metres. kosmos  oilreview

02/01/14 Western Sahara dispute dims Morocco’s solar dreams. Kosmos Energy and Cairn Energy last year also started seismic surveys off Cap Boujdour in Western Sahara and plan to drill an exploration petroleum well. “We respect international laws. We have started oil exploration and have signed a fishing agreement with the European Union” reuters

29/12/13 Prospections pétrolières: Cairn Energy sème le doute. leseco

24/12/13  Soulagement en Espagne? Le Maroc n’a pas encore trouvé de pétrole!  Ainsi s’est écrié Rafael Rodrigues, le porte-parole des Verts canariens, en réaction à l’information sur l’échec des premières prospections de pétrole dans la façade atlantique marocaine. lemag

23/12/13 Les recherches pétrolières au large de la côte Atlantique infructueuses letempsdz

Le premier forage au nord des Canaries n’est pas concluant labass

22/12/13 Obama Ignores Morocco’s Illegal Occupation and Human Rights Abuses. Late last month, President Barack Obama met with Morocco’s King Mohammed VI in Washington for their first face-to-face meeting. The result was a bitter disappointment for supporters of human rights and international law. huffington

20/12/13 Gaz au Maroc : Des premiers résultats décevants pour Gulfsands Petroleum yabiladi

Prospections pétrolières au Maroc : Cairn Energy abandonne un puits après des recherches infructueuses yabiladi

Total refuses to disclose renewal wsrw

19/12/13 “Cairn will move the drill rig to the Cap Juby licence, to drill another well early next year” investors investment

Morocco pushes illegal oil further offshore wsrw

18/12/13 Ces entreprises animent d’importantes campagnes de forage au large des côte atlantiques marocaines. Les premières découvertes ont déjà eu lieu au larga de Cap Juby. Les experts s’accordent tous pour dire que c’est un exercice des plus risqués. media24

17/12/13 Si jamais du pétrole est trouvé, une solution politique à la question du Sahara sera alors des plus difficiles” – “WSRW dénonce ainsi le projet en offshore mené aux larges des côtes sahraouies par les deux compagnies Kosmos et Cairn Energy” maghrebemergent

Le Maroc espère encore un avenir pétrolier.  Les  craintes de l’ONG Western Sahara Ressource Watch.  A l’inverse, d’autres observateurs craignent paradoxalement une issue positive des forages en cours. C’est le cas de l’Organisation non gouvernemental Western Sahara Ressource Watch dont l’objectif est de préserver les ressources naturelles au Sahara occidental jusqu’à l’autodétermination du peuple sahraoui. WSRW dénonce ainsi le projet en offshore mené aux larges des côtes sahraouies par les deux compagnies Kosmos et Cairn Energy. « Si jamais du pétrole est trouvé, une solution politique à la question du Sahara sera alors des plus difficiles » juge Erik Hagen, président de l’ONG. Ce dernier critique aussi le Parlement européen qui a adopté un accord de pêche entre l’Union européenne et le Maroc ouvrant les eaux du Sahara occidental aux bateaux européens. Il y a quelques mois l’ONG avait épinglé le géant Total pour ses activités de prospection au Sahara. Dans un rapport publié en septembre dernier, elle avait estimé que la compagnie pétrolière française a dépensé pour 75 millions de dollars en recherche et exploration dans ce territoire. « Total détient le plus grand de l’ensemble des blocs des compagnies pétrolières impliquées au Sahara Occidental occupé aujourd’hui – le bloc de Total est de la taille du Portugal – et la compagnie a réalisé de juillet 2012 à juillet 2013 les études sismiques les plus avancées et plus onéreuses que jamais » avait alors noté WSRW. maghrebemergent

09/12/13 Maroc: Kosmos Energy et BP vont entamer les forages dans le bassin d’Agadir en 2014 agenceecofin

05/12/13 «La UE está al tanto de las prospecciones» Tanto de las autorizadas frente a Canarias como de las permitidas en aguas del Sáhara abc

04/12/13 Morocco Approves Foum Draa Block Farm-out Agreement moroccotomorrow

02/12/13 le PP brandit la menace marocaine. Le Parti populaire canarien ne trouve aucune gêne à brandir une éventuelle spoliation de la part du Maroc des hypothétiques richesses en hydrocarbures à proximité des côtes canariennes pour faire plier les contestataires des forages. leseco

01/12/13 Pétrole au Maroc : Etat d’avancement de l’exploration pétrolière au Maroc YouTube

29/11/13 Tangiers Petroleum said the environmental approval process relating to the Tarfaya Block in Morocco is progressing and the public review will be concluded in the next few weeks. stockmarket

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24/11/13 L’exploration pétrolière dans les eaux territoriales sahraouies, “une violation du droit international” spsrasd

22/11/13 Les prospections pétrolières atteignent un niveau record en 2013. « l’on ne peut parler de découvertes » devanture  

Kosmos drilling plan stirs hornets’ nest in Western Sahara afrika-energy

21/11/13 Marruecos se perfila como futuro suministrador de petróleo con explotaciones extranjeras de EEUU e Inglaterra. eladiofernandez

20/11/13 The government of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (the SADR) today addressed the plans announced for petroleum exploration and development in in the territorial waters of Western Sahara by two multinational companies, Cairn Energy PLC and Kosmos Energy LLC. These companies participate in a joint venture pursuant to licences granted illegally by Morocco’s state petroleum agency, the Office National des Hydrocarbures et des Mines (ONHYM) wsrw sprasd allafrika LES LONGUES CÔTES SAHRAOUIES ÉTANT TRÈS POISSONNEUSES, “La quête de pétrole, possible nouveau casse-tête international. aufaitmaroc lemag  “La búsqueda de petróleo en el Sáhara Occidental amenza con complicar el conflicto” economia

19/11/13 New conflict brewing over oil prospecting off W.Sahara.  “Unprecedented plans by an international oil consortium to drill in waters off the disputed Western Sahara are making waves, with activists warning the move could scupper chances of resolving the conflict.”  africareview finance statrisks

08/11/13 Kosmos announced drilling and new partner in occupied Sahara. UK oil company Cairn Energy has partnered with Kosmos Energy to drill in occupied Western Sahara. Such activities are in violation of international law, according to the UN. wsrw

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WesternSahara: The EU’s criminal trade policy. pravda

04/11/2013 Africa’s Last Colony: The Forgotten State. WesternSahara: potentially possesses a large amount of oil. Morocco has built a 2,700-kilometer-long wall scattered with millions of landmines to prevent those in refugee camps from returning to their country. This is the longest strip of landmines in the world huffington

Western Sahara: There are growing fears of a return to arms thenation

30/10/13 Amara : L’exploration pétrolière au Maroc n’est pas facile…. int.ma  aufaitmaroc  - Démarrage des opérations de forage au large des côtes Marocaines. Par ailleurs, l’ONHYM, KOSMOS ENERGY et CAIRN à travers sa filiale CAPRICORN annoncent l’acquisition par cette dernière de 20% de part d’intérêt dans les permis d’exploration pétrolière dits CAP BOUJDOUR OFFSHORE sis au large des côtes des provinces du sud. maghress

28/10/13 Kosmos Energy Finalizes Cap Boujdour Farm-out with Cairn Energy kosmos  - Cairn Energy to take 20 pct stake in Kosmos Energy Morocco block. Drilling on the Cap Boujdour exploration permit, offshore Morocco, is scheduled for the second half of 2014, Cairn said on Monday. reuters  - Cairn also announced that it had begun drilling operations on the FD-I wildcat exploration well on the F prospect offshore Morocco using the Cajun Express drilling unit. The FD-I exploration well is located in 1,500m of water approximately 120km offshore Morocco in the Foum Draa block, in which it has a 50% operating working interest. Operations are anticipated to take approximately 60 days. finance  - Serica Energy: Cajun express- Foum Draa: The planned total drilling depth is 5.500 metres. londonstockexhange  finance  – “Morocco where the risks are higher due to the frontier nature of the Moroccan blocks” gulfoilandgas benzinga

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Tangiers: The joint Moroccan ministerial order approving the assignment of the 50% interest in the Tarfaya Offshore Block and operatorship to Galp Energia is expected soon. Planning of the initial Tarfaya Offshore Block exploration well, TAO-1, continued with a view to spudding the well in the first half of 2014. TangiersPetroleum 

23/10/13 Cairn va bientôt forer, mais il n’y a pas (encore) de pétrole au Maroc usine

22/10/13 ONHYM: Pas de découverte, à ce jour, de gaz ou de pétrole au Maroc. yabiladi int.ma marocagriculture

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18/10/13 Oil firms step up exploration in Morocco’s Atlantic waters. “Morocco does look attractive, but they have not found any major oil and gas deposits yet”  reuters

ONHYM: “Many wells did not reach their objectives due to technical problems, or were spudded off structure” onhym

15/10/13 L’ONHYM ANNONCE L’ENTREE DE BRITISH PETROLEUM AU MAROC EN PARTENARIAT AVEC KOSMOS ENERGY onhym  Kosmos Energy Finalizes Offshore Agadir Farm-Out Agreements with BP. kosmos  BP will buy an interest in the Essaouira, Foum Assaka and Tarhazoute offshore blocks” bloomberg WSJ  “However, the approval of the deal by the Moroccan Government is pending” finance

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11/10/13 Cairn Energy: October is an important month for Morocco’s nascent offshore oil and gas industry as Cairn Energy sinks the first two wells planned before the year-end, firing the starting gun on a most frenetic period of activity. investors

08/10/13 Tangiers Petroleum - Tarfaya Block, Morocco. All the conditions for the signing of the joint order by the energy and finance ministers for the Tarfaya offshore block in Morocco have been met and Tangiers expects the ministerial signatures shortly. While awaiting approval, Galp Energia is moving ahead with well planning and hopes to spud the Tao-1 well in the first half of calendar year 2014. huntley tangiers

Tarfaya offshore block in Morocco: “A 10-well drilling program is expected to start in the area this year with some of the major companies involved including Galp, Cairn, Kosmos, Chevron, Plains and Genel”  investment

30/09/13 Maroc-Espagne : le pétrole de la discorde bladi 

San Leon Energy: “The Company is very pleased with the progress being made in onshore and offshore Morocco. The Moroccan authorities approved the Cairn Energy Plc and Genel Energy Plc farm- out agreements earlier this year and both companies have now contracted rigs for upcoming drilling operations” SanLeon investegate

24/09/13 Le Maroc lance des prospections pétrolières près des Canaries econostrum   Prospection pétrolière et échouages de mammifères marins ecologie

20/09/13 Frontier exploration: Two operated exploration wells offshore Morocco (Q3 2013/H1 2014) CairnEnergy

16/09/13 Tangiers petroleum: Tarfaya Offshore Block – Morocco. The Farm-out Agreement between Tangiers and Galp Energia is almost finalised. The only remaining condition to be met is the signing of the Joint Order by the Ministers of Energy and Finance in Morocco. This has been delayed slightly by the resignation of the Minister of Energy. However, it is expected that the agreement will be approved shortly after the appointment of a new minister. While waiting for approval, preparations for drilling the TAO-1 well are continuing. Galp Energia is moving forward with environmental approvals and well planning with a view to spudding the well in the first half of next calendar year. Tangiers + Shareholders  investors

14/09/13 Arab strife pushes big prize oil search to Morocco helioschariot

02/09/13 NEW REPORT ASKS FRENCH OIL COMPANY TOTAL SA TO LEAVE OCCUPIED WESTERN SAHARA. Western Sahara Resource Watch today launched a report on the French oil company Total’s irresponsible comeback in occupied Western Sahara. The company carries out exploration in the territory despite the UN legal office stating it would be in violation of international law. wsrw

28/08/13 Plusieurs compagnies pétrolières commenceront à forer à partir de septembre quid  Foum Draa Offshore: Drilling expected to commence in late September 2013 helloschariot   Cap Juby has the potential to deliver 250 mmbls. Preparations continue to drill the first well on the Cap Juby discovery in the fourth quarter of 2013. helioschariot  Genel Energy also have some significant interests in Morocco helioschariot

27/08/13 Maroc-Espagne : une amitié mise en péril par le pétrole lematin

23/08/13 Genel Energy – Tony Hayward: “You either have to go to the technical frontiers or the political frontiers. In Morocco we’re dealing with much more `TECHNICAL RISK´ than political risk” reuters

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20/08/13 Speculation is rife for Moroccan oil and gas. “Cairn is also looking to drill an exploration well in 2013/early 2014 in the Juby Maritime area, along with partners Genel Energy and ONHYM.” zawya

Cairn Energy: Cap Juby Prospect and Planned Exploration Well (H2 2013) CairnEnergy

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06/07/13 SILENCIO DE MARRUECOS ANTE LOS SONDEOS. Sáhara por petróleo ahora

05/07/13 Two companies – linked to each others – both claim to have ownership over the Boujdour Offshore Shallow block in occupied Western Sahara. wsrw

02/07/06 San Leon Energy “is offering interested parties the opportunity to acquire a material equity” in return of driling on its Tarfaya block according to a document from the company today. WSRW warns future investors from entering the unethical block.“San Leon is the operator of the Tarfaya block, which in turn is partially located in Morocco and partially in occupied Western Sahara. The company now seeks a partner for a 4Q 2013 drilling” wsrw

13/06/13 Kosmos could commence drilling next year in occupied Sahara. wsrw

Au vu du peu de succès jusqu’ici des forages, il s’agit pour la plupart d’opérateurs indépendants et non de “majors” pétrolières. usinenouvelle

11/06/13 Kosmos contracts Atwood drillship for Morocco exploration sweetcrudereports

01/06/13 New controversial oil block on its way? Morocco claims to be in negotiation with an oil company for a new block offshore Western Sahara. wsrw

29/05/13 Total refuses further talks on Saharawis wsrw

16/05/13 Preparations are under way for the planned first well in the sequence on the Foum Draa permit offshore Morocco (Cairn 50%, operator), which is due to commence later this year subject to necessary approvals. These preparations include sea bed site surveys and environmental surveys as well as contracting the 5th Generation semi-submersible ‘Cajun Express’ rig. cairnenergy

Le groupe pétrolier écossais Cairn Energy prêt à forer bientôt au Maroc. Le groupe précise être encore en discussions avec le gouvernement marocain sur les aspects environnementaux et de sécurité de son programme” maghrebe

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Exploration pétrolière : Cairn Energy annonce le début des forages au Maroc infomediaire

15/05/13 Cairn Secures Cajun Express Rig for Drilling Off Morocco offshore

Maroc Petrole 6e réserves mondiales de schistes bitumineux video

11/05/2013 Le Maroc bientôt premier pollueur en Afrique et en zone méditerranéenne libe.ma

22/04/13 Marruecos quiere petróleo. Y algunas prospecciones chocan con intereses españoles. sesiondecontrol

15/04/13 La ONU está llamada a gestionar los recursos naturales del Sáhara Occidental por ser un territorio no autónomo spsrasd

Foum Draa licence in H2 2013. Cairn Secures Cajun Express Rig for Drilling Off Morocco cairnenergy offshoreenergy

14/04/13 Marruecos acelera su carrera petrolífera guinguin

05/02/13 Le Maroc autorise Cairn Energy à forer à Foum Draa infomediaire

03/04/13 La malédiction du pétrole est-elle à redouter au Maroc ? finance

Maroc : Abramovitch (Russie) investit dans le pétrole. «l’amélioration des techniques de forage qui permettent désormais un accès plus facile aux gisements en eaux profondes» french.irib

02/04/13 Maroc : Des réserves abondantes de pétrole et de gaz à Foum Draa et à Sidi Moussa info-express

25/03/13 Tangiers’ farm-out of the Tarfaya Block in Morocco only requires the approval of the Moroccan government. tangierspetroleum

15/03/13 Total request renewed. Western Sahara Resource Watch today again asked Total, for the third time, for explanations of their operations in the waters of occupied Western Sahara. wsrw

05/03/13  Marruecos ¿Potencia petrolera a corto plazo? globedia

BGP confirms seismic work for Total in Western Sahara wsrw

28/02/13 Genel, run by former BP Plc Chief Executive Officer Tony Hayward, said today it may drill its first well in Morocco in the fourth quarter and three more next year. bloomberg  businessweek

07/02/13 Maroc-Canaries : Les îles trouvent une parade contre la prospection pétrolière yabiladi

Saharawi organisations ask Total to leave Western Sahara wsrw  saharadoc  apsinfo

06/02/13 Tangiers Petroleum seismic data confirms 750 million barrels of oil in Tarfaya oilreviewafrica

05/02/13 Eirik Raude Rig Hired for Drilling in West Africa offshoreenergy

04/02/13 3D Seismic Data Confirms 750mmbl Potential of Tarfaya Well Offshore Morocco subseaworld

SanLeonEnergy: “Morocco has one of the largest oil shale reserves in the world and projects such as Tarfaya will help the Kingdom meet its future energy needs.” SanLeon

Cairn and Genel are partners in the Cap Juby oil discovery to the west of Tarfaya. Genel estimates that Cap Juby has the potential to deliver 250 million barrels. Genel has stated that an appraisal/exploration well is planned for 2014 as part of the plan to realise Cap Juby’s potential. mbendi

“The growing interest shown in this area by several well-regarded companies, combined with our own assessments of the geology, highlights the substantial potential of the Tarfaya block” offshoreenergy

Cairn has now assumed operatorship of the Foum Draa block, offshore Morocco (‘Foum Draa’ or ‘Block’) and plans to drill an exploration well targeting a Lower Cretaceous objective in Q4 2013. equities  sanleonenergy

Pétrole : Tangiers Petroleum confirme le potentiel de Tarfaya lakome

31/01/13 San Leon Energy: Completion of Foum Draa Farm-Out sanleon

23/01/13 Maroc : Serica Energy annonce les premiers forages sur les blocs de Foum Draa et de Sidi Moussa aganceecofin

Chevron Signs Agreement for Exploration Areas Offshore Morocco chevron

“L’ONHYM n’est pas joignable pour commenter l’accord conclu avec Chevronlakome

Cairn to drill off coast of Morocco heraldscotland

22/01/13 CairnenergyCompleted 680km2 of 3D seismic acquisition over the Juby Maritime block offshore Morocco / Planning underway for a multi-well, multi-year exploration programme beginning in offshore Morocco in Q4 2013 cairnenergy

Pétrole : Chevron annonce (enfin) son contrat avec l’ONHYM maghress

Serica energy Updates Morocco: In Morocco the operators of Serica’s Sidi Moussa and Foum Draa blocks, Genel Energy and Cairn Energy, have put forward proposals for one well to be drilled in each of the two blocks with the drilling program expected to commence in the next year or so. petroleumafrika

16/01/13 Chevron energyintel 

NoOil_EIF

15/01/13 2013: Ano do Petróleo em Marrocos, com a GALP em jogo inteligencia

14/01/13 ONHYM: “6 puits offshore sont opérationnels aujourd’hui au Maroc” leguide  midipress

03/01/13 Dans 5 ans, le Maroc aura son plateau continental lesechos

10/01/13 WSRW urges CHEVRON to end oil exploration upon Kosmos take-over wsrw

09/01/13  Un ‘gros’ contrat pétrolier maroco américain serait en préparation pour fin février prochain. Rabat : Il s’agirait d’une importante signature pour l’exploration pétro-gazière au Maroc. A noter que la compagnie sise à Dallas aux USA opère déjà au Maroc à travers des contrats d’exploration dans 4 sites offshore en Atlantique, notamment au large d’Essaouira, Agadir et Boujdour. emarrakech  marocpress

Après leur départ fracassant de l’offshore mauritanien, les compagnies australiennes se sont retrouvées sur leur nouveau terrain de prédilection, l’offshore marocain, au large des côtes du Sahara occidental. “La question du pétrole, qui va prochainement se poser, sera une source d’instabilité et augmentera la tension” quotidien

07/01/13 Gisement offshore de Tarfaya : Le torchon brûle entre le gouvernement des Canaries et Rabat mahrebemergent

06/01/13 Le gouvernement œuvre pour la délimitation de son plateau continental express

04/01/13 The international community is failing once again in the matter of Western Sahara, writes author Ana Isabel Martínez Molina. The EU only acts in its interest for fishing rights. Neighboring Morocco  indirectly legitimizes the occupation through commercial OIL treaties. emajmagazine

Les Canaries veulent interdire au Maroc de produire du pétrole au large de Tarfaya emarrakech

Les Canaries veulent interdire au Maroc de produire du pétrole au large de Tarfaya lamag.ma

03/01/13 Pura Vida has signed a farmout agreement in relation to the Mazagan permit, offshore Morocco. PDF: PuraVida_030113

El Gobierno canario descarta peligro en la búsqueda de crudo de Galp en Marruecos laprovincia

Dans 5 ans, le Maroc aura son plateau continental lesechos

01/01/13 Marruecos sufre varios reveses en el conflicto del Sáhara Occidental. El conflicto del Sáhara Occidental no ha registrado, un año más, ningún avance hacia un acuerdo entre Marruecos y los independentistas saharauis del Frente Polisario, pero Rabat sí ha cosechado el pasado otoño una retahíla de reveses diplomáticos. elpais

21/12/12 CHEVRON DÉBARQUE DISCRÈTEMENT AU MAROC lakome

TANGIERS PETROLEUM share price ( TPET,TPET.L,LSE:TPET,LON:TPET)

20/12/12 La ONU reafirma el derecho de Sáhara Occidental a la autodeterminación afrol

UN General Assembly adopts a resolution supporting Saharawi people’s right to self-determination spsrard

14/12/12 Total has requested reneval of licence in Western Sahara. The French oil company Total has asked for a one year renewal of their controversial licence in “occupied” Western Sahara. WSRW calls on investors to divest from the company. wsrw

10/12/12 De Portugese oliemaatschappij “Galp Energia” heeft 50% van de exploitatievergunningen van Tarfaya Offshore, voor 31,4 miljoen euro, overgekocht van de Australiër Tangiers. bladna.nl

08/12/12 Le contrat de reconnaissance de Total au large du Sahara Occidental a expiré le 6 décembre 2012. saharadoc

Western Sahara government protests TOTAL activities in the Territory mapengl

Polisario urges UN to accelerate decolonization in Western Sahara mapengl

07/12/12 Western Sahara: SADR Protests Total Operations in Occupied Western Sahara allafrica  27avril

La République Sahraouie proteste contre les opérations de Total sahara

06/12/12 The Chinese seemingly work for Total wsrw

Western Sahara Republic protests Total operations  wsrw

SADR protests Total operations in occupied western Sahara spsrasd

04/12/12 Portugal’s Galp buys operatorship in Moroccan bloc. The first well is to be drilled by mid-2014 in the Trident prospect of the Tarfaya area. Galp said Trident is estimated to contain 450 million barrels of recoverable reserves, putting the chance of success at 21 percent. cnbc

“Juby is in a region in Western Morocco where several blocks are already being explored” sharenet

03/12/12 TANGIERS PETROLEUM LIMITED: Tangiers Enters Farm-out Agreement for Morocco. “The transaction is subject to the required regulatory approvals, namely the approval of the Moroccan government.” bloomberg

02/12/12 Total au Sahara Occidental: “Le retour de Total au Sahara Occidental occupé est une triste nouvelle pour le peuple sahraoui” LE SERVICE JURIDIQUE DES NATIONS UNIES: «C’EST ILLEGAL ! vitaminedz

01/12/12 Maroc : Total aurait négocié un immense bloc pétrolier au Sahara occidental agence  noorinfo

30/11/12 Retour de Total au Sahara Occidental avec un contrat pétrolier géant amaidan

UN chooses “silent diplomacy” to restart talks. Western Sahara, occupied by Morocco since 1975″ westernsahara

Has Total Re-entered the Disputed Western Sahara? ONHYM’s leasing of acreage offshore is considered ILLEGAL under a UN resolution that prohibits any deals until the issue of Western Sahara’s sovereignty is settled. petroleum

Dolphin Geophysical is pleased to announce that we have received a Letter of Intent (LOI) for 2.5 months 3D project in North West Africa, with an undisclosed client. The survey will be acquired by the Artemis Arctic, in direct continuation of the current project. dolphigeo  upstream 

ArtemisArctic

29/11/12 Total returned to Western Sahara – with giant oil contract. It caused a stir in the Security Council when French oil giant Total signed an oil agreement in occupied Western Sahara in 2001. Three years later they pulled out. But now they are back. wsrw

27/11/12 Tangiers is also progressing the farmouts of its Moroccan offshore exploration permits. PDF: 271112Tangiers

23/11/12 European Parliament resolution on Western Sahara europarl

21/11/12 Genel Energy PLC : Morocco Petroleum Agreement 4-traders

20/11/12 Pura Vida: CONFIRMATION OF OIL IN DROP CORES pdf: PuraVida_Confirmation

13/11/12 UN Envoy Urges Resolution To Western Sahara Crisis scoop

12/11/12 UN envoy urges resolution to Western Sahara dispute UN.org

10/11/12 Morocco must answer for human rights abuses in Western Sahara guardian

10-11/12 Ressources : les sous-sols du Maroc. Hydrocarbures : l’exploration s’intensifie. Gaz, pétrole, schistes : le potentiel du Maroc se précise au fil des travaux menés par l’ONHYM et les compagnies pétrolières. Tour d’horizon des différents prospects en cours d’exploration. PDF: 109708373-Gaz-petrole-schistes-ou-en-est-le-Maroc-2012

21/11/12 Rabat autoriza sondeos al lado de los que hará Repsol canarias7

Genel goes on Morocco grab offshore.no

Paulino Rivero met en garde contre tout conflit avec le Maroc : Les Canariens opposés aux opérations de prospection pétrolière menées par Repsol. liba

14/11/12 Serica Energy: reached agreement to farm-out its interests in the Moroccan offshore blocks Foum Draa and Sidi Moussa to Cairn Energy and Genel Energy respectively, with potential for drilling in 2013 PDF: Q3_2012_Results

US army Tan Tan Morocco. AFRICOM’s secret objectives: To increase the USA’s access to Africa’s oil and gas. modernghana

21/09/12 Cairn assessing potential of southern Morocco offshore license: Cap Juby offshore

18/09/12 Offshore Morocco: Drilling Deeper rigzone

14/09/12 US Officialy Supports Morocco’s Western Sahara Autonomy Plan. “For the first time in the history the Western Sahara conflict, a United State Secretary of State indicates in unequivocal terms the United State support of the Moroccan official position.” moroccoboard

29/08/12 San Leon Awarded Four Oil Shale Blocks in Morocco  1derrick

28/08/12 Cairn Farms-In to Offshore Morocco Block 1derrick

30/06/12 UN Secretary General’s annual report on Western Sahara submitted to the General Assembly spsrasd

18/06/12 Rayaume du Maroc: Le Maroc s’oppose à des prospections pétrolières au large des Canaries PDF: NV 180612_1-2

17/07/11 Morocco carves out new oil blocks in the occupied territory. ONHYM has established new oil blocks in Western Sahara. The illegal programme could double the acreage in the occupied territory. wsrw

10/06/08 AFRICOM Base In Tan-Tan , Morocco Confirmed moroccoboard

MIXING OCCUPATION AND OIL IN WESTERN SAHARA corpwatch

Western Sahara: “illegal Moroccan and corporate plunder of the Western Sahara and lobbying American law makers to legitimize Rabat’s illegal occupation of the territory” westernsahara

Western Sahara – Oil Security PDF: independentdiplomat

Morocco HYDROCARBON MAP Hydrocarbon_Map

29/10/12 Les Britanniques à la conquête de pétrole marocain bladi

23/10/12 Tangiers Petroleum “in right place at right time” proactiveinvestors

19/10/12 Maroc : Cairn Energy annonce ses premiers forages en 2013 agenceecofin

18/10/12 La nouvelle provocation marocaine: “l’Office national des hydrocarbures et des mines (ONHYM) continue de proposer des licences pour l’exploitation des hydrocarbures sur les territoires occupés du Sahara occidental et mène une vaste campagne de relevés sismiques 3D”plan-paix-onu

Cairn hails portfolio progress as it confirms Morocco drilling cityam

This frontier acreage is a significant addition to Cairn’s exploration portfolio and the drilling of one deep water exploration well in the Foum Draa blocks is targeted for Q4 2013.  These blocks are adjacent to and north of the Juby Maritime I – III blocks, which Cairn now operates and where a 3D seismic programme is planned for Q4 2012.  4-traders

17/10/12 London-listed Fastnet Oil and Gas has been given a green light to farm out part of its deepwater licences offshore Morocco to Kosmos Energy. offshore

16/10/12 Kosmos Energy + FastNet Oil: Foum Assaka Offshore fastnet + oilreview

14/10/12 Kosmos a signé deux accords pétroliers qui couvrent les régions Foum Assaka et Capd Boujdour au large des côtes du Royaume de Maroc. newswire

11/10/12 Chariot farms into Morocco blocks offshore

10/10/12 Fastnet Oil & Gas: Morocco is rapidly becoming an exploration hot spot. PDF: Fastnet_ShoreCap09.10.12

05/10/12 Morocco invests in further oil and gas exploration. Morocco has so far not found significant oil and gas despite a number of explorations. However experts and OMHYM’s research says  that Morocco remains comparatively  under reserched and new exploration and drilling techniques mean that  exploration operations particularly  deep offshore now have more chance of success. northafricaunited

04/10/12 Maroc : Investir dans les hydrocarbures oxfordbusinessgroup

22/09/12 Covington & Burling: Rogue Lobbyist for Morocco on the Western Sahara westernsahara

21/09/12 Cairn assessing potential of southern Morocco offshore license: “Cairn Energy plans to acquire 3D seismic this year on its Cap Juby Maritime license offshore southern Morocco” offshore

18/09/12 Offshore Morocco: Drilling Deeper rigzone

30/08/12 San Leon is looking to push its Moroccan oil-shale plans forward after expanding its position at the Tarfaya prospect. “IVE injects heated gas into the borehole to help release hydrocarbons from oil shale underground so it flows to the surface as in a traditional well” petroleum

Actuellement, Genel, Cairn, Tangiers, Repsol, Anadarko et Kosmos détiennent des licences d’exploration offshore au Maroc. Mais ce nombre reste insuffisant surtout lorsqu’on sait que le régime fiscal au Maroc est l’un des plus attractifs dans le monde. leSoir

29/08/12 Cain Energy to Search for Oil in Morocco Moroccoworldnews

Cairn Energy agrees farm-in on offshore blocks in Morocco oilreview

28/08/12 Cairn expands Morocco offshore interests ft  rigzone

26/08/12 Ban rejects Morocco’s calls to replace Western Sahara envoy alarabiya

24/08/12 Genel Energy to farm-in on Sidi Moussa Offshore Block oilreview

13/08/12 Serica Energy plans Morocco farm-out agreements oilreview

17/07/12 Morocco: Anadarko, Total, Repsol, KNOC, Kosmos, Circle Oil, Tangiers, Serica, San Leon, Longreach, EOG, Fastnet, Caithness , Genel Energy, Barrus Petroleum PDF: SeismicReflections_270712

16/06/12 Le Maroc s’oppose à des prospections pétrolières au large des Canarie yabiladi

15/06/12 Iles Canaries : Mohammed VI interdit la prospection de pétrole à l’Espagne bladi

Les Iles Canaries brandissent la menace marocaine lesechos.ma

17/05/12 Morocco slams “biased” U.N. Western Sahara envoy reuters.com

05/06/12 ONHYM: “Eléments de réponse ” MAROC HEDBO” PDF: Interview MAROC HEBDO du 6 juin 2012

24/04/12 SECURITY COUNCIL EXTENDS MANDATE OF UNITED NATIONS MISSION IN WESTERN SAHARA PDF: Security Council Extends Mandate of United Nations Mission in Western Sahara until 30 April 2013, Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2044 (2012)

24/04/12 Le pétrole découvert entre les îles Canaries et le Maroc crée la polémique info-express.ma

14/04/12 Mohamed VI confiesa a Rivero que no se ha hallado petróleo en aguas marroquíes laopinion

13/04/12 Marruecos niega haber hallado petróleo en la zona limítrofe donde ‘pinchará’ España elmundo

04/04/12 Découverte de pétrole ministère et onhym prudents leconimiste

28/03/12 Maroc / Espagne : Un litige pétrolier se profile à l’horizon emarrakech

27/03/12 Maroc – Espagne : Le pétrole au cœur d’une polémique yabiladi

23/03/12 Rabat reclama a Rajoy ´concertación´ sobre el petróleo en aguas canarias laprovincia

Maroc-Espagne : la course au pétrole bladi

23/03/12 Marokko en Spanje vechten voor aardolie. Het Spaans bedrijf Repsol heeft van de Spaanse regering toestemming gekregen voor olie-exploratie in zee tussen Marokko en de Canarische Eilanden. Volgens de Spaanse minister van Industrie, Energie en Toerisme, José Manuel Soria Lopez, wil Spanje voorkomen dat Marokko het eerst olie vindt. bladna

08/03/12 NORWEGIAN SUPPORT COMMITTEE FOR WESTERN SAHARA VS. SJOVIK AS (SJOVIK AFRICA AND SJOVIK MOROCCO) PDF: vestsahara120308

03/02/12 Longreach Oil & Gas: Tapping into the huge potential of Morocco investors

02/02/12 Pétrole au large du Sahara occidental : l’armée espagnole prévoit des tensions avec le Maroc agenceecofin

25/01/12 Après Tangiers Petroleum, voici que la compagnie australienne Longreach Oil and Gas annonce l’achèvement avec succès de ses études sismiques 2D. Détails sur le potentiel gazier et pétrolier dans la région du Sud du Maroc, plus précisément à Zag et Tarfaya. LeSoir

28/11/11 WSRW Condemns Firms Still Operating in Western Sahara. Despite the UN declaration that no exploration take place in the disputed territory of Western Sahara until a decision is reached on its sovereignty, exploration is still taking place. petroleumafrika

15/11/11 Pétrole: les espoirs sont encore permis lesoir

23/08/11 US oil company Kosmos Energy has signed a renewed petroleum agreement for offshore occupied Western Sahara. The new area reduces its illegal acreage off Western Sahara with a third. wsrw.org

10/08/11 Marruecos realiza nuevas prospecciones en el Sahara ocupado saharalibre

29/07/11 The Texas based company Kosmos Energy is today the only oil company working for Morocco offshore occupied Western Sahara. The exploration agreement is in violation of international law. wsrw

17/07/11 Morocco carves out new oil blocks in the occupied territory wsrw.org

23/03/11 Kosmos Energy: The US oil firm Kosmos Energy is contributing to the illegal occupation of Western Sahara, and violates both international law and Western Sahara law, according to the representatives of the people of the territory. wsrw

09/02/11  Kosmos Energy prolongs Sahara oil exploration.  The US firm Kosmos Energy has signed yet another prolongation of their illegal oil deal in Western Sahara. According to the UN, oil exploration in Western Sahara is in violation of international law. wsrw

Western Sahara: Oil in the new millennium PDF: WesternSahara-doc

Kingdom Of Morocco onhym MAP PDF: onhym-map

- CAIRN ENERGY

Morocco Cap Juby cairnenergy  + cairnenergy

Cairn Investor Presentation: PDF: Cairn166

Cairn Morocco: “We don’t want to say anything more than that at the moment.” interim_results_transcript_august_2012.pdf

Cairn assessing potential of southern Morocco offshore license offshore

Morocco Interest Mounts after Cairn Acquisition. (Foum Draa Block, Cap Juby, Sis Moussa Block) “the first exploration well is expected to be drilled in the fourth quarter of 2013 at the earliest” rigzone

Cairn kicks-off Morocco 3D seismic survey pennyenergy

In August 2012, Cairn reached agreement to farm-in as Operator (50%) to Foum Draa blocks 1-3 offshore Morocco. This frontier exploration acreage is expected to lead to drilling one or more deep water exploration wells targeting Q4 2013. The Foum Draa blocks are adjacent to the Juby Maritime I-III blocks which Cairn now also operates (37.5%) through the Nautical acquisition. cainenergy

- GENEL ENERGY

to farm-in to Serica’s Sidi Moussa Block, offshore Morocco PDF: GenelSidiMoussa

press-release: genel_energy

- TANGIERSPETROLEUM

Morocco: Australians eye potential tangiers

The Tarfaya Block, offshore Morocco, includes eight permits totalling 15,041 square kilometres (approximately 3.7 million acres) situated on the Atlantic Margin, inboard from the Canary Islands. The Block is located within a proven petroleum system and contains multiple prospects and leads within Jurassic and Cretaceous sediments as well as emerging potential within the Tertiary and Triassic Formations. tangierspetroleum

- PURA VIDA Energy mazagan offshore area: puravida - SERICA Energy

Tarfaya: serica-energy + serica-energy

Licence overview PDF: SericaEnergy

- LONGREACH OIL AND GAS

press-release: longreachoilandgas

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