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2010-02-09 11:02:00

HOUSTON, Feb. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE: MRO) today announced the completion of the sale of a 20 percent undivided working interest in the Production Sharing Contract and Joint Operating Agreement in Angola Block 32 to Sociedade Nacional de Combustiveis de Angola, Empresa Publica - (SONANGOL, E.P.)'s wholly owned subsidiary, Sonangol Pesquisa e Producao, S.A. Under previously announced terms, the transaction has an effective date of Jan. 1, 2009. Marathon...

2010-01-11 05:00:00

HOUSTON, Jan. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ION Geophysical Corporation (NYSE: IO) today announced that it has successfully acquired an additional 28,000 km of regional seismic data covering Brazil's southern Santos, Pelotas, and northeastern Equatorial basins. The recent expansion to the BrasilSPAN(TM) program makes this one of the largest 2D seismic datasets in the ION BasinSPAN multi-client data library. The BrasilSPAN program, now containing a total of 42,000 km, provides the oil...

2009-12-11 07:45:00

HOUSTON, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE: MRO) today announced that following the exercise of a right of first refusal by Sociedad Nacional De Combustiveis De Angola, E.P., (SONANGOL), SONANGOL's wholly owned subsidiary, Sociedad Pesquisa E Producao, S.A.R.L., has signed an agreement to purchase a 20 percent undivided working interest in Angola Block 32 from Marathon. The terms of the agreement are the same as the previously announced transaction. The...

2009-11-09 15:17:00

HOUSTON, Nov. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- VAALCO Energy, Inc. (NYSE: EGY) today reported net income attributable to VAALCO of $4.2 million or $0.07 per diluted share for the third quarter of 2009 compared to net income attributable to VAALCO of $22.3 million or $0.38 per diluted share for the comparable period in 2008. Third quarter 2009 revenues were $29.3 million compared to $55.5 million in the third quarter of 2008. Third quarter 2009 results primarily reflect the overall decline in...

2009-11-05 14:39:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced today the swearing in of Randall Peterson as its new Mission Director for Angola. The Counselor to the Agency, Ambassador James Michel, presided at the event and administered the oath to Mr. Peterson. As director for USAID's mission in Angola, Peterson will oversee a program totaling about $39 million annually to carry out programs in democracy and governance, health, and economic...

2009-10-27 02:00:00

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Frost & Sullivan forecasts that spending on electricity infrastructure in Angola will reach $8.4 billion over the next few years. Together with the country's robust economic growth, this massive government investment in infrastructure development is set to boost Angola's electricity industry. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081117/FSLOGO) New analysis from Frost & Sullivan (http://www.energy.frost.com), Strategic...

2009-10-01 07:44:00

HOUSTON, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE: MRO) announced today that its subsidiary, Marathon International Petroleum Angola Block 31 Limited, has participated in the deepwater Tebe discovery well in the southern portion of Block 31 offshore Angola. The Tebe discovery well is located approximately 7 miles southeast of the Hebe discovery announced in October 2005 and approximately 220 miles northwest of Luanda, Angola. The well was drilled in a water depth...

2009-09-23 06:30:00

Scientists have reported that the giant sable antelope, which is Angola's national symbol, has dropped in population to less than 100 creatures. The five foot tall antelope is put on bank notes and company logos, but only a handful of people have actually seen the animal. The giant sable antelope's numbers began to drop during the 27-year civil war, which ended in 2002.  Many of the surviving antelope stopped breeding or began cross breeding with roan antelopes, creating a new hybrid...

2009-09-16 14:15:54

Angola intends to ask the International Fund for $2 billion in loans as its currency tumbles, a government spokesman in Luanda said. A spokesman for Finance Minister Bastos de Almeida said the IMF had offered Angola a loan of $500 million in a recent meeting in Luanda. However, I wouldn't be surprised if they offered a bit more than that and then during the program sought to edge it up, Angola economic analyst Edward Georgen at the Economist Intelligence Unit, told Radio France...

2009-09-03 03:10:00

HOUSTON, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AMEC, the international engineering and project management company, announced today that is has been selected by Esso Exploration Angola (Block 15) Limited (EEAL), a subsidiary of ExxonMobil Corporation, to provide detailed design, procurement and logistics support services for the Kizomba Satellites project on Block 15, offshore Angola. The contract value was not disclosed. This award continues a long history of collaboration and successful...

Latest Angola Reference Libraries

Baboon Spider, Pterinochilus murinus
2014-08-29 11:57:31

The Baboon Spider (Pterinochilus murinus), an old-world tarantula, was initially described in 1897 by Reginald Innes Pocock. This species is found on the African continent, in Angola, as well as central, eastern, and southern Africa. Among those who keep tarantulas as pets, Pterinochilus murinus is known as “OBT”, which means Orange Baboon Tarantula or Orange Bitey Thing, and also as the Pterror, a pun on its Latin genus classification: Pterinochilus. These nicknames are in reference...

Southern Reedbuck, Redunca arundinum
2012-10-12 11:24:59

The southern reedbuck (Redunca arundinum), also known as the common reedbuck or the rietbok, is a species of antelope that can be found in southern Africa. Its range extends from Tanzania and Gabon to South Africa, including Angola, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Malawi, Namibia, and Zambia, among other areas. It prefers a habitat within grasslands, woodlands, pastures, and valleys. This species uses reeds and other tall vegetation located near water to remain hidden from predators....

Barbeled Houndshark, Leptocharias smithii
2012-09-03 08:24:18

The Barbeled houndshark (Leptocharias smithii) is a species of bottom dwelling shark and sole member of the Leptochariidae family. It is a fish found in the Atlantic Ocean, inhabiting coastal waters of Africa from Mauritania to Angola and found at depths up to 246 feet. It is occasionally found as far north as the Mediterranean Sea. Its habitat is typically muddy water around river mouths. This fish can grow up to 32 inches in length, and is characterized by its long, slender body,...

2007-10-22 16:03:24

The Bioko Allen's Bushbaby (Galago alleni) , also known as Bioko Allen's Galago, or Bioko Allen's Squirrel Galago is a species of primate in the Galagidae family. It is found in Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and Nigeria. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests.

2007-06-25 08:55:42

The Giant Sable Antelope, Hippotragus niger variani, is a rare subspecies of Sable Antelope native and endemic to the region between Cuango and Luando Rivers in Angola. They live in forests near the water, where leaves and tree sprouts are always juicy and abundant. It is an endangered species, so it is protected in natural parks, and hunting it is, therefore, forbidden. Both sexes have horns, which can reach 59 inches. Males and females are strikingly similar in appearance until they...

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