Maersk Drilling awarded contract extension to drill world record well in Angola; 2.25-mile water depth

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The Ondjaba-1 well will be drilled at a new world record water depth of 3,628 m (2.25 The work on Ondjaba-1 commenced in October 2021, after which the rig is scheduled to move to Namibia to drill the Venus well.

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Northern Graphite closes acquisition of two graphite mines; 3rd largest non-Chinese graphite company

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Canada-based Northern Graphite Corporation has closed its previously announced acquisition of the producing Lac des Iles graphite mine (LDI) in Québec from a subsidiary of Imerys SA and the Okanjande graphite deposit/Okorusu processing plant in Namibia from a subsidiary of Imerys and its joint venture partner. Northern now also has two large-scale development projects, Bissett Creek in Ontario and an expansion of Okanjande in Namibia, which it intends to build to meet growing EV demand.


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ExxonMobil to explore offshore South Africa; deal for 75% interest in Tugela South

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million acres offshore Durban on the east coast of South Africa with water depths extending from the coastline to approximately 6,500 feet. The future exploration rights cover an additional 16 million acres offshore with water depths extending from the coastline to approximately 9,800 feet. Exxon Mobil Corporation’s affiliate, ExxonMobil Exploration and Production South Africa Limited, will soon begin exploration activities offshore South Africa.

Should the Cobalt for EVs Come From the Congo or the Seafloor?

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Sometime in 2022, workers on the Hidden Gem will lower into the water a steel pipe of colossal proportions, one segment at a time, with a total length of 4 kilometers. Eric Adams , an expert in water-quality monitoring at MIT, who was one of the participants in that study.

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Greener transport costing UK ‘billions’

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In its report ‘Road to Recovery’ published today, the charity rates the UK’s transport infrastructure 34th behind Namibia and Spain, despite being the 6th richest country in the world. Some essential developments have been blocked by lack of political will (water metering) and political debate is dominated by white elephant projects without economic merit, such as high speed rail and offshore wind turbines.