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2008-10-28 09:00:33

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 28, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY) announced net income of $2.271 billion ($2.78 per diluted share) for the third quarter of 2008, compared with $1.324 billion ($1.58 per diluted share) for the third quarter of 2007. In announcing the results, Dr. Ray R. Irani, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said, "Our production grew by 3 percent for the third quarter and 5.5 percent for the first nine months compared to last year. As we look...

2008-10-14 15:35:00

In a new study, researchers have found what they believe to be a new pathway that allowed modern humans to spread beyond their ancestral homeland about 120,000 years ago. Rivers once flowed from the central Saharan watershed all the way to the Mediterranean, the team of researchers from the Universities of Bristol, Southampton, Oxford, Hull and Tripoli in Libya explain in the journal PNAS. These rivers could have made up a "wet corridor" through Libya for ancient human migrations out of...

2008-10-14 09:00:38

Verenex Energy has announced an oil and gas discovery at the G1-47/02 well in Area 47 in the Ghadames Basin in Libya. The G1-47/02 new field wildcat (NFW) exploration well is located approximately 6.5km northeast of the company's nearest oil and gas discovery at D1-47/02 in Block-2 and was drilled and cased to a depth of 10,645ft in the Memouniat Formation. The company carried out extended flow tests on the G1 well from a total of 12ft of perforations in a sandstone interval in the Lower...

2008-09-23 09:01:01

GDF Suez has acquired a 20% participating interest in an exploration and production license in Libya from Hellenic Petroleum, a Greek integrated energy group. Other license partners include Australian oil and gas company Woodside, and Spanish integrated energy firm Repsol. The transaction has been approved by the Libyan National Oil Corporation (NOC) and remains to be ratified by the Libyan parliament. Operated by Woodside, the oil and gas license allows for the exploration of five...

2008-09-16 06:00:15

Chinese telecoms equipment supplier ZTE Corp has won a $58m network expansion contract from Libyan mobile network operator Libyana. The deal will enable Libyana to expand its existing network from 1 million lines to 6.5 million lines. Libyana is one of two mobile phone operators owned by the General Post and Telecommunication Company,GPTC. Since 2005, ZTE has won similar contracts in Nigeria, Algeria, Lesotho, Ghana, Venezuela, Malaysia, and India. Earlier this year, it signed a deal with...

2008-09-12 12:00:30

RWE Dea has announced that it has made the sixth and seventh discovery in the Libyan Sirte Basin. Two exploration wells in the NC193 concession encountered oil bearing reservoirs. The first exploration well, E1-NC193, drilled by the Nabors F16 rig, tested oil at a rate of 704 barrels per day (bbls/day) from the Dahra Formation at a depth of 4,823ft. The second exploration well, F1-NC193, drilled by the Ensign-45 rig, encountered oil in the Upper Dahra Formation at a depth of 4,418ft and...

2008-09-09 12:00:24

Libya-based airline Afriqiyah Airways has taken delivery of its first medium-range Airbus A319 aircraft. The A319 is the first of three aircraft of this type to be delivered to the airline, and is part of an order signed in 2006, which also includes 11 A320s and three long-range A330-200s. In 2007, Afriqiyah Airways had signed a firm contract for six A350XWB aircraft to further expand their international long-haul network. The A319 will be integrated into Afriqiyah's all-Airbus fleet, and...

2008-09-05 15:00:03

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice arrived in Libya, Friday, the first time a top-ranking U.S. diplomat has visited the African nation in 50 years. Rice is scheduled to meet with Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and other officials in Tripoli, the country's capital, CNN reported. In Portugal, before flying to Tripoli, Rice called the mission "a historic moment and it is one that has come after a lot of difficulty, the suffering of many people that will never be forgotten or assuaged, a...

2008-09-03 09:00:39

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Sept. 3, 2008) - Canadian Superior Energy Inc. ("Canadian Superior", the "Company") (TSX:SNG)(AMEX:SNG) announced today what it calls its "Oasis" Project, referring to the Company's entry into North Africa. Oasis commenced with the formal signing ceremonies for the offshore "7th of November Block" Exploration and Production Sharing Agreement ("EPSA") that were conducted Wednesday, August 27, 2008, in Tunis, Tunisia. Canadian Superior and the Tunisian/Libyan...

2008-08-27 09:00:09

Authorities say hijackers remained on board a Sudanese airliner Wednesday after freeing 100 passengers at an isolated desert airport in Libya. "The two hijackers and the crew are still inside. We are continuing to negotiate with them," a Libyan official told Sky News. The Sun Air Boeing 737 was hijacked Tuesday en route from Darfur's largest city, Nyala, to Khartoum in Sudan. The hijackers are believed linked to the Sudan Liberation Army, Sky News reported. Libya gave permission for the...

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2008-02-05 14:33:28

The Spotted Sandgrouse (Pterocles senegallus), is a species of bird in the Pteroclididae family of birds. It is found in Afghanistan, Algeria, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, India, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Oman, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and Western Sahara.

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  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.