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2009-04-06 03:00:00

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- West Africa urgently needs additional power generation capacities to meet the rising and suppressed demand for power. The region has abundant natural resources, which power producers can easily transform into energy. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081117/FSLOGO) New analysis from Frost & Sullivan (http://www.energy.frost.com), Investment Opportunities for Independent Power Producers in West Africa, finds that perceptive...

2009-02-19 06:36:00

HOUSTON, Feb. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NBL) today announced its capital budget and guidance for 2009. Noble Energy's capital investment program has been established at $1.6 billion and may be adjusted up or down by 10 to 15 percent, depending on commodity prices and economic conditions experienced throughout the year. This amount compares to capital spending, excluding property acquisitions, of $2.0 billion in 2008. Approximately 40 percent of the 2009...

2009-02-04 06:19:00

- 20 per cent increase in Proved plus Probable oil reserves to 536.7 MMbbl - 23 per cent increase in unrisked prospective oil resources to 2,772 MMbbl - 17 per cent increase in contingent gas resources to 2,820 Bcf - 281 per cent Reserve Replacement Ratio - Extended Reserve Life Index to 10.8 years CALGARY, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Addax Petroleum Corporation ("Addax Petroleum" or the "Corporation") (TSX:AXC and LSE:AXC), today announces...

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2008-12-12 15:53:36

You'd think that if scientists were to discover a new species, it would be in some remote, uncharted tropical forest, not a laboratory in New York. But a team from the Sackler Institute for Comparative Genomics at the American Museum of Natural History has done the unexpected. Looking at the genes of the African dwarf crocodile, researchers found that the group"”genetically speaking"”comprises three distinct species rather than one. This not only ends a long debate about the...

2008-11-07 15:00:18

HOUSTON, Nov. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- VAALCO Energy, Inc. today announced that production at its Etame and Avouma / Tchibala fields in offshore Gabon, West Africa, has successfully been restored following the planned upgrade to the Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) facility serving these fields. During the upgrade, VAALCO installed an expanded flare system and increased the water processing capacity at the FPSO to accommodate production from VAALCO's planned...

2008-11-06 15:00:19

Sunergy Inc. (OTCBB:SNEY) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with General Metals Corporation (OTCBB:GNMT) for the acquisition of its 100% owned Nyinahin Mining Concession located in Ghana, West Africa. The property shares borders with several major mining companies, including Newmont Mining, Napoli Gold and Dunkwa Continental Goldfields. The license allows for the exploration and mining of gold, silver, base metals and diamonds. About 80% of the Nyinahin...

2008-11-03 12:00:19

GoldenFrank Resources Inc. ("Goldenfrank" or the "Company") today announced that it was granted on October 28th, through its 80% owned subsidiary MGWA-GoldenFrank SARL, three Exploration Permits for gold and associate minerals in Guinea, West Africa. The three permits cover the entire 250 km2 of the preceding "Autorisation de Prospection" held by the Company and described in the Company's Prospectus. The permits are valid for two years and are renewable. The area covered by the permits will...

2008-10-15 12:00:28

HOUSTON, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- VAALCO Energy, Inc. today provided an update on the Company's drilling and exploration program. VAALCO currently has six producing wells in offshore Gabon, West Africa: four in its Etame field and two in the Avouma / Tchibala fields. Production from these wells is steady, totaling approximately 20,500 barrels per day (bpd). In early November, the Company expects to continue the planned upgrade to the Floating Production, Storage and Offloading...

2008-09-18 15:00:27

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 18, 2008) - Riverstone Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:RVS)(FRANKFURT:3RV) is pleased to report results from recent reverse circulation (RC) drilling on the Goulagou, Rambo and Kao deposits, which are part of the Company's Karma Project in Burkina Faso, West Africa. The Company continues to intersect good gold values over substantial intervals in all three deposits. All of the deposits remain open in at least one direction and at depth....

2008-09-05 06:00:12

By Steve Bornfeld By STEVE BORNFELD REVIEW-JOURNAL Schlep not, globe-trotters. Russia, Munich, Dublin, Jerusalem, Montreal, West Africa, Estonia and Broadway will all come to you. And Peanuts, too. "We tried to get as much international flavor as we could," says Larry Henley, director of artistic programming and production at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and booker of the 2008-09 Performing Arts Center Season at the university. Symphonies, dancers and musicians from those...


Latest West Africa Reference Libraries

Zebra Tilapia, Tilapia buttikoferi
2009-07-04 15:57:53

The Zebra tilapia (Tilapia buttikoferi) is a fish inhabitant to West Africa, specifically Liberia. This fish is an African tilapiine cichlid. The Zebra tilapia is a freshwater fish that is inclined to streams and rivers. For both aquatic and nutritious reasons, this fish has been imported and bred all over the world. The Zebra tilapia is a stunning cichlid. It is usually white or yellow with black stripes. This fish varies from light to black based on its mood. The stripes seem to fade...

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2009-04-07 15:38:01

The Bearded Barbet (Lybius dubius) is a species of bird that is found in tropical west Africa. It is found mostly in trees around wooded country and also gardens. The barbets get their name from the bristles which fringe their heavy bills. The adult is 10.25 inches in length. It is fairly plump, has a short neck and a large head. The tail is somewhat short. It has a black crown, back, tail and breast band. The throat and belly are red and the rump is white. There is a yellow eye patch....

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2008-05-01 00:06:09

The Reedfish (Erpetoichthys calabaricus), also known as the ropefish or snakefish is a species of freshwater fish in the bichir family and order. It is the only member of the genus Erpetoichthys. It is native to West Africa, with its natural habitat stretching from Nigeria to the Congo. The Reedfish has a maximum total length of 36 inches. It lives in slow-moving, brackish, warm water, and it can breathe air using a modified swimbladder which it uses like a pair of lungs. This organ means...

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2007-03-30 00:39:53

Tilapia buttikoferi is an African tilapiine cichlid fish that can be found mainly in West Africa, more specifically Liberia. They are freshwater fish that tend to live in rivers and streams. People have imported and bred these fish throughout the world for both aquatic and nutritious purposes. One spawn can supply an entire city, so breeding these fish is an easy process. The tilapia is a beautiful specimen. The fish is typically yellow or white with black stripes and can vary from very...

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2007-03-30 00:34:17

Steatocranus (Boulenger, 1899) is a small genus of rheophilic cichlid fish endemic to the Congo River, although one species, Steatocranus irevinei, occurs in West Africa. The genus currently includes 9 species, all of which have relatively reduced swim bladder function. The name Steatocranus refers to the fatty deposit on the forehead of most species. Two species, Steatocranus casuarius (also known as the Lionhead, Blockhead or Humphead) and Steatocranus tinanti are relatively common in the...

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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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