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Africa's largest oil field in Morocco?
June 6, 2012


The largest oilfield in Africa is according the Australian Pura Vida been discovered in the basin of Mazagan, off the coast of El Jadida, who holds a prospecting license.

According to Pura Vida Energy, the basin contains 30 billion barrels of crude oil, making it the largest oilfield in Africa .

The oil would extend from the coast to Essaouira till Chtouka almost 7000 km ². The oil reserves in the offshore basin of Mazagan in El Jadida, have recently been estimated at 3.2 billion barrels.

If the figures of the companies are correct, then Morocco will soon become an oil exporter. Despite this, the parlement of Morocco, where the price of gasoline has just been increased, wants to reduce oil dependency by 2020 by investing in renewable energy.

The Moroccans, who still haven forget the false announcement of an oil discovery in Talsint a decade , react skeptically.

Source; http://www.bladna.nl/olieveld-marokko,03677.html
 

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Discovery of Oil in Morocco, a hoax
Oil in Morocco

Morocco World News

New York, June 4, 2012

Contrary to what many Moroccan electronic news outlets, such as goud.ma, said on Tuesday, no deposits of oil have been discovered in Morocco.

On Tuesday evening, Moroccan internet users were surprised to learn that the Australian oil company Pura Vida Energy has allegedly discovered oil deposits in the region of Doukala, near Casablanca, with a potential of 30 billion barrels.

Yet, after searching on the website of the aforementioned company, it appeared that it has signed a partnership with Morocco’s authorities in order to explore the Mazagan Offshore Area, which, according to the company’s statement, has a potential of 3,2 billion barrels.

A Moroccan media professional expressed his frustration at the way some Moroccan news outlet dealt with this important issue.

In a phone conversation with MWN, Karim Dahbi, who works in the Casablanca-based news outlet said: “these outlets reported the discovery of oil in large quantities, stating Morocco to be the largest country with oil reserves in Africa. But in fact, the news was false and contains numerous errors.”

“What is this farce they are presenting? These unprofessional errors confirm the amateurish way in which some news outlets dealt with this matter.” He said

He enumerated four factual mistakes, which he stated as follows:

“No oil discovery has been confirmed in Morocco. What is confirmed is oil drilling only, which is taking place in multiple areas,” said Dahbi.

The news outlets reported the company name as ‘Einerdja Laura Vida’, while it’s real name is Pura Vida Energy,” he added.

He continued: “the deposits as estimated by the oil company are approximately 3.2 billion barrels, whereas media outlets reported 30 billion barrels.”

“The sources assumed the oil field to be in the coast of Aljadida, while the new site, where excavations are carried out is located in the south coasts of Tarfaya and called Mzakan.” He stated.

It is not clear who spread this rumor, but what is clear is that, against the backdrop of the announced hike in oil prices made by the Moroccan government this past Friday, people seemed to be looking for news that could cheer them up and give them better outlook regarding the future of their country.

This is not the first time that Moroccans are subject to this kind of rumors. In 2000, the Moroccan public awakened with the news that oil was discovered in the Talsint region, only to learn a few days later that the news was a hoax.

http://www.moroccoworldnews.com/2012/06/43027/discovery-of-oil-in-morocco-a-hoax/
 

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oh please ... lock this thread ... those 3.2 b aren't even confirmed yet let alone that silly number of 30 billions
 

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If this is true, Morocco will become the richest country in Africa, no doubt
 

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The Moroccans, who still haven forget the false announcement of an oil discovery in Talsint a decade , react skeptically. :blahblah:

nigeria and ghana react angrily :storm: :lol::lol:
Just Ghana, the oil production is still not panning out...

And Libya has more oil than Nigeria :D
 

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ay3aynona :lol:
 

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This is not the first time that Moroccans are subject to this kind of rumors. In 2000, the Moroccan public awakened with the news that oil was discovered in the Talsint region, only to learn a few days later that the news was a hoax.
The funniest part.:lol:
 

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it's not a 30 but just a 3 Billion
 
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