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2011-03-22 00:00:27

Measurement Technology NW (MTNW) announces major award from Adamac, a leading Nigerian Oil & Gas Services Company based in Port Harcourt. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) March 21, 2011 Measurement Technology Northwest (MTNW) announces major award from Adamac, a leading Nigerian Oil & Gas Services Company based in Port Harcourt. The project called for 9 running line tensiometers, displays, and software to monitor the anchor winch lines for a pipe-laying barge. "The Gulf of Guinea off of Nigeria...

2006-08-15 16:14:04

By Austin Ekeinde PORT HARCOURT, Nigeria (Reuters) - Two Norwegian and two Ukrainian oil workers being held hostage in Nigeria were freed on Tuesday as the government promised to crack down on a surge in unrest in Africa's largest oil producer. About 16 foreign oil workers have been kidnapped in five separate abductions in the past two weeks in the oil-producing Niger Delta. Nine have been released. "We are going to be firm and say no to violence and hostage-taking. Wherever we find...

2006-08-14 14:31:27

PORT HARCOURT, Nigeria (Reuters) - Two oil worker hostages, a Moroccan and a Belgian, were released on Monday after a week in captivity, a witness said on Monday. The two were kidnapped by armed men in Nigeria's southern delta on Thursday, part of a string of such abductions. The wave of kidnappings coincides with an upsurge in militant attacks against the oil industry which has cut oil production by 25 percent in the world's eighth largest exporter since February.

2006-08-14 03:22:24

PORT HARCOURT, Nigeria (Reuters) - Four foreign oil workers were kidnapped by armed men from a bar in Nigeria's southern oil city of Port Harcourt, bar workers said on Monday. News of the kidnappings came just after the release of three Filipino gas workers, who had been taken hostage 10 days ago. Blood stains were visible were on the floor of Goodfellas bar, where the new kidnappings took place just before midnight on Sunday. They are the fifth kidnappings in Africa's top oil...

2006-05-12 02:51:43

By Austin Ekeinde PORT HARCOURT, Nigeria (Reuters) - Three foreign oil workers, including an Italian, taken hostage in Nigeria's oil capital Port Harcourt were released on Friday after a day in captivity, police said. The employees of Italian oil contractor Saipem were abducted at gunpoint by members of a community where Saipem was working and which was in dispute with the company over compensation for environmental damage. "They have been released. The issues of disagreement must...

2006-05-10 10:30:09

By Austin Ekeinde PORT HARCOURT, Nigeria (Reuters) - An executive of the U.S. oil service company Baker Hughes was killed in an apparently targeted attack in Nigeria's southeastern oil city of Port Harcourt on Wednesday, authorities said. It was not immediately clear if the attack was related to a five-month campaign by Niger Delta militants to cripple the oil industry in the world's eighth largest exporter, but a diplomat and an oil company source said they thought not. "The...

2006-01-24 14:13:39

By Austin Ekeinde PORT HARCOURT, Nigeria (Reuters) - Eight policemen and one civilian were killed on Tuesday when an armed gang in military fatigues attacked the offices of the Italian oil company Agip in Nigeria and robbed a bank. It was not clear if the attack, in the southern city of Port Harcourt, was carried out by the same group that has kidnapped four foreign oil workers and crippled Nigerian oil output by a tenth during a month-long campaign of violence in the world's eighth...

2006-01-24 11:45:45

PORT HARCOURT, Nigeria (Reuters) - An armed gang dressed in police uniform attacked the offices of Agip oil company, a unit of Italy's ENI, in Nigeria on Tuesday and 11 people were killed, security and government sources said. It was not immediately clear if the attack was by the same militant group which is holding four foreign hostages and has staged a series of attacks on oil facilities in the world's eighth largest exporter over the past month. "There was a massive attack on the...

2006-01-24 11:01:10

PORT HARCOURT, Nigeria (Reuters) - An armed gang dressed in police uniform attacked the offices of Agip oil company, a unit of Italy's ENI, in Nigeria on Tuesday and 11 people were killed, security and government sources said. It was not immediately clear if the attack was by the same militant group which is holding four foreign hostages and has staged a series of attacks on oil facilities in the world's eighth largest exporter over the past month. "There was a massive attack on the...


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