Archive for June, 2015

Circle Oil Makes Morocco Gas Find

Irish Independent
Paul O’Donoghue

Circle oil

Circle Oil, the Limerick-based oil and gas exploration company, has reported a stable gas flow at its first well on the Lalla Mimouna permit onshore in Morocco.

The company said the first well drilled on the Lalla Mimouna permit produced a steady flow of gas when tested.

The target flowed at a rate of 1.9m cubic feet of gas per day and the secondary target at a rate of 1.1m cubic feet. Equipment at the site has now been moved to a new well. (more…)

Circle Oil’s Morocco Campaign Makes Gas Find

Energy Voice
Oil & Gas
by Energy Reporter

Circle oil

Circle Oil confirmed its Moroccan exploration campaign has made a credible gas find.

The first well drilled on the Lalla Mimouna permit, targeted the Miocene gas-bearing sands.

The primary target was perforated at 1,261-1,272 metres and flowed gas at a stabilised rate of 1.9 MMscf/d on a 16/64″ choke and the secondary target was perforated at 1,181-1,183 metres MD and flowed at a stabilised rate of 1.1 MMscf/d on a 16/64″ choke. (more…)

‘We Are Getting Closer To A Solution,’ Says UN Libya Envoy

UN News Centre


Special Representative Bernardino León (left) speaks to the media in Morocco. Photo: UNSMIL

‘We are getting closer to a solution,’ says UN Libya envoy, opening latest round of talks on ending crisis.

Previewing what he hopes will be the last round of United Nations-backed political talks on Libya, the UN envoy for the country said today the fact that all the participants in the dialogue have accepted a fourth draft proposal as the basis for a final political solution is “extremely encouraging” that agreement could be reached during discussions over the coming days. (more…)

Libyan Unity Government Talks To Resume In Morocco

Digital Journal
by Ken Hanly


Earlier this month, members of the internationally-recognized House of Representatives(HoR) government based in Tobruk eastern Libya were split on whether they would even continue to participate in the peace talks.

Tripoli – No doubt there was a great deal of pressure by many western countries urging them to continue to take part in the talks for a unity government. The talks were designed to find a political solution to overcome the division into two separate governments — the Tobruk internationally- (more…)

Moroccan King Lights Up Ivory Coast As Trade Pushes South

Bloomberg Business
by Olivier Monnier Caroline Alexander


Since the end of May, Abidjan has had a special guest: King Mohammed VI of Morocco.

Though he spent just a week in Ivory Coast’s commercial capital as part of an African investment tour, his portrait still towers over its lagoon, facing the business district’s skyline and illuminated by two spotlights at night. Moroccan flags lined main boulevards and posters sponsored by local units of two of Morocco’s biggest banks welcomed him. (more…)

The Economic Revival Of The Arabs Starts In A Small Moroccan Border Town

The National
Faisal Al Yafai

night work

Night work at the world’s oldest leather tannery in Fez, Morocco. The Arab world must return to the principles that first made it rich, writes Faisal Al Yafai (Nicole Hill / The National).

Barely a few hundred metres separate the beach in the Algerian town of Marsa Ben Mhidi from the corniche in the next door Moroccan town of Saida. But that distance is a chasm, for the border has been closed for 21 years. (more…)

Eco-tourism Main Objective For Morocco



Focus on eco-tourism is the main objective for Morocco outlined in the Vision 2020 strategic document.

Morocco is part of the “Thousand Gardens of Africa,” a project launched by Slow Food to create a totally ecological and eco-sustainable agricultural model through a direct involvement of local communities. (more…)

Moroccan Villagers Harvest Fog For Water Supply

Zee News India

Sidi Ifni: Green technology to turn fog into fresh water straight from the tap has put an end to exhausting daily treks to distant wells by village women in southwest Morocco.

Families in five highland Berber communities have begun to benefit from “fog harvesting”, a technique devised in Chile two decades ago and since taken up in countries from Peru to Namibia and South Africa. (more…)

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