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2009-12-23 09:25:00

The journeys of two marine turtles around the world's oceans will be available to view online this Christmas, thanks to a new research project launched by the University of Exeter. Noelle and Darwinia are two adult female leatherback turtles that nest in Gabon, Western Central Africa. The research team has fitted each turtle with a small satellite tracking device, which enables the scientists to monitor their precise movements and observe where and how deep they dive. The tracking began on 7...

2009-12-22 11:05:00

PARIS, December 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Gabon Omoueyi exploration licence (operator, 100%) The company Maurel & Prom announces the success of the OMGW-1 exploration well (Gwedidi-1), located 8 km northwest of the Onal production centre, on the Omoueyi exploration permit. Drilling has reached a depth of 1,765 m and has met in the "Grès de base" play, saturated hydrocarbon reservoirs, 71 m of which have been perforated....

2009-12-02 08:44:00

LIBREVILLE, Gabon, December 2 /PRNewswire/ -- - "Bolstering Biodiversity in Africa: Everyone's Problem and Heritage" Coinciding with the International Year of Biodiversity, 2-3 June 2010 the Gabonese Republic is hosting an international conference in Libreville (Gabon) on the issue of safeguarding biological resources in Africa. The conference will be attended by government and state leaders, ministers, scientific experts, private companies, representatives of international...

2009-12-01 11:11:00

HOUSTON, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- VAALCO Energy, Inc. (NYSE: EGY) today announced that it has successfully negotiated an extension to its Etame Marin Exploration Permit in Gabon. Under the extension, VAALCO maintains a 30.35% interest in the operating and exploration rights to approximately 759,000 acres offshore Gabon surrounding the Etame field to July 2014, three years beyond the original expiration date of July 2011. Robert Gerry, Chairman and CEO, stated, "As demonstrated...

2009-11-25 09:20:10

The world's largest species of monkey 'chooses' mates with genes that are different from their own to guarantee healthy and strong offspring, according to a new research study. The results obtained from mandrills, a species closely related to humans, support the disputed theory that humans are attracted to those with a dissimilar genetic make up to maintain genetic diversity. Female mandrills are more likely to reproduce with males whose genes are complementary, possibly because they 'smell...

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 00:00:00

PARIS, November 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Q3 2009 Revenues of EUR52.9m, +9% vs Q2 2009 Net Production of 9,157 bopd (10,791 boepd Including Venezuela) Cumulative Sales (9 Months) of EUR128.6m Exclusive Development Authorisation Obtained for the Omko Field Activity in the 3rd quarter of 2009 Sales - Q3 2009: EUR52.9m - 9 months cumulative: EUR128.6m Average entitled production in Q3 - Onal: 6,539 bopd - Omko: 2,159 bopd - Banio: 446...

2009-08-27 12:39:00

PARIS, August 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In a complex and deteriorated economic, financial and oil environment, Maurel & Prom has guaranteed to its shareholders the pursuit of its strategic objectives: - Reinforcement of the financial structure - Sale of Hocol Colombia for US$742m (and earn-out of US$115m as a maximum) - Issuance of a new convertible bond : Oceane 2014 for EUR298m - Reimbursement of a part of the Oceane 2010 for EUR200m - Signature of an...

2009-08-10 15:05:00

HOUSTON, Aug. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- VAALCO Energy, Inc. (NYSE: EGY) today reported a net loss attributable to VAALCO of $1.7 million or ($0.03) per diluted share for the second quarter of 2009 compared to net income of $13.0 million or $0.22 per diluted share for the comparable period in 2008. Second quarter 2009 revenues were $32.1 million compared to $55.4 million in the second quarter of 2008. Second quarter 2009 results reflect the overall decline in crude oil prices, which...

2009-07-30 00:30:00

PARIS, July 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - First Half 2009 Revenue up 85% to EUR75.7 Million Q2 2009 average entitled production of 7,615 b/d, representing an average of 4,906 b/d (excluding Venezuela) in the first half of 2009 Gabon current entitled production for Maurel & Prom of 10,350 b/d Receipt of USD 73.2 million as reimbursement for 15% of costs and investments made on Onal in Gabon Revenue for the 1st half of 2009 In millions of euros Q1 2009...

Latest Gabon Reference Libraries

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.

2007-01-02 11:00:22

The western lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) is a subspecies of the western gorilla (Gorilla gorilla). It lives in montane, primary, and secondary forests and lowland swamps. It is found throughout all or parts of Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea and Gabon. Of all gorillas it is the least endangered and is the gorilla usually found in zoos. The western lowland gorilla eats plants and, occasionally, insects....

2007-01-01 15:46:44

The Grey-cheeked Mangabey (Lophocebus albigena) is an Old World monkey found in the forests of Central Africa. They range from Cameroon down to Gabon and across in western Uganda. The Grey-cheeked Mangabey is a dark monkey. It looks in shape overall like a small, hairy baboon. Its thick brown fur is almost black in its forest home. It has a slightly golden mane around the neck. The sexes are similar, with the males slightly larger than the females. The Grey-cheeked Mangabey lives in a...

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Word of the Day
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.