Sierra Leone provisionally awards contracts to 11 companies, including Noble Energy (NE),...

|About: Noble Corporation plc (NE)|By:, SA News Editor

Sierra Leone provisionally awards contracts to 11 companies, including Noble Energy (NE), Chevron (CVX) and Kosmos (KOS), to explore for oil in eight offshore blocks. Oil exploration has been booming in West Africa following Tullow Oil's discovery of the Jubilee field in Ghana, but it is still unclear whether nearby Sierra Leone has commercial quantities.