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2014-03-18 04:20:24

PORTLAND, Ore., March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Professional infrastructure & environmental services consultancy Cardno today announced its largest acquisition to date with the purchase of the PPI Group of companies (PPI) headquartered in Houston, Texas for US$145 million. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110907/MM64542LOGO PPI provides specialist engineering services to the oil and gas sector in the United States, West Africa and Asia Pacific and employs 760 staff. PPI generated...

2014-03-10 12:22:36

LUANDA, Angola, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Specialising in hydrocarbon exploration and exploitation, PetroPlus Overseas has wasted no time in laying the foundations for its future growth. Today it holds many oil and gas rights in Africa, particularly in Gabon where it has two licences, one of which is very promising and will see its initial exploratory drilling in 2014. Four Africa permits in progress Thanks to its excellent knowledge of the field, PetroPlus...

2014-03-07 04:20:19

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Welltec Corporation, a Danish based, oil and gas services company, is pleased to announce the award of a three year, direct contract from Esso Exploration Angola (Block 15) Limited (Esso Angola), Operator of Angola Block 15, for the provision of conveyance and well intervention services including clean-out and mechanical manipulation. Welltec(R) technologies and services increase flexibility and reduce the mobilization...

2014-02-24 12:22:02

HOUSTON, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VAALCO Energy, Inc. (NYSE: EGY) today announced that it will hold a conference call to discuss its fourth quarter and full-year 2013 results on Friday, March 14, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. Central Time (11:00 a.m. Eastern Time). Interested parties may participate by dialing 1 (800) 230-1074. International parties may dial 1 (612) 288-0337. The confirmation code is 319712. This call will also be webcast on VAALCO's website at www.vaalco.com....

2014-02-11 08:24:21

LONDON, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report:Analyzing the Global Precious Metals Industry The category of precious metals generally includes silver, gold, platinum, palladium, diamonds and rhodium. The years 2008-2012 have been a period of fluctuating growth for the global precious metals industry. However, growth is seen to be stabilizing recently and the industry is expected to grow at a good growth rate to the year 2017.Aruvian...

2014-02-03 20:20:24

HOUSTON, Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VAALCO Energy, Inc. (NYSE: EGY) today announced that Steve Guidry, VAALCO's Chief Executive Officer, will present at EnerCom's The Oil & Services Conference in San Francisco at the Omni San Francisco hotel on Tuesday, February 18, 2014, at 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100316/NY71495LOGO) Listeners can access the webcast at http://www.enercominc.com/the-oil-and-services-conference/webcast/. A copy of...

2014-01-28 23:34:02

On 18-19 March, 2014 CMT’s 6th Africa CemenTrade Summit in Lusaka, Zambia hosts top cement companies and senior government officials in a dialog on expansion plans, investment case study & challenges, plus upcoming opportunities in African cement industry, particularly – Zambia, Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique and Angola. Lusaka, Zambia (PRWEB) January 28, 2014 Riding on the surge in development and construction projects in the African continent, 6th Africa CemenTrade Summit...

2014-01-28 16:21:14

SOYO, Angola, January 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Angola LNG today announced the sale of its first LPG cargo from its plant in Soyo, the facility built to create value from Angola's offshore gas resources. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130616/621759-a ) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140128/666844 ) The first cargo was sold to Sonangol, Angola's state oil & gas company, on a Free on Board (FOB) Soyo basis and shipped by the...

2013-12-10 23:20:42

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Africa - Mobile Voice Market and Major Network Operators. London (PRWEB) December 10, 2013 Market penetration to reach 60% among Africas one billion people in 2012 Mobile phones represent more than 90% of all telephone lines in Africa. Market penetration passed the 50% mark in 2010 and is expected to reach 60% in 2012. Subscriber growth across the continent has slowed to around 17% p.a, but several individual markets are still...


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,...

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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.

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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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caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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