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Senegal/Gambia: African Petroleum pursues arbitration
African Petroleum said on 25 June that it has lodged Request for Arbitration documents with the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) over the Senegal Offshore Sud Profond and Rufisque Offshore Profond production-sharing contracts (PSCs). The government says the licences expired in 2016 and it has re-licensed ROP to Total, which has acquired seismic and plans a well next year. The company lodged formal notices of dispute with the government in January 2018 for the two blocks.
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