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08.02 - 2018.   Category: News
Studies continue on Kosmos Energy's blockic_shannon_07.02.2018_610.jpgIs Kosmos Energy undertaking a last survey on the Boujdour Maritime licence before it waves goodbye to occupied Western Sahara? Or has an unknown company taken over the licence? Last week, seabed petroleum surveys started at the place where Kosmos drilled in 2014.
07.02 - 2018.   Category: News
Kosmos and Cairn have pulled out of Western Saharaic_6474zaragoza_1_610_200.jpg17 years of US private company engagement in exploring the oil potential of Western Sahara has come to an end.
23.01 - 2018.   Category: News
Glencore has left occupied Western Saharaic_glencore_610.jpgThe final assets that Glencore held in oil exploration in occupied Western Sahara have been sold.
26.10 - 2017.   Category: News
Kosmos surveying oil potential near Dakhla again?ic_2017.10.25_dongfang_kantan_no._1_610x200.jpgOver the past 24 hours, WSRW has observed a resumed seabed exploration north of Dakhla, in the block operated by American oil company Kosmos Energy in collaboration with Scotland's Cairn Energy.
15.04 - 2017.   Category: Archive 2017
Kosmos/Cairn oil study in occupied waters has endedic_bgp_prospector_geo_service_las_palmas_610.jpgThe seismic study programme of Kosmos Energy and Cairn Energy offshore occupied Western Sahara ended on 12 April.
31.03 - 2017.   Category: Archive 2017
Polisario protests Kosmos/Cairn exploration in occupied watersic_kosmos_protest_camps.jpgThe national liberation movement of Western Sahara has sent a protest letter to the Texas based company Kosmos Energy, that explores for oil offshore the waters of occupied Western Sahara for the Moroccan government.
28.03 - 2017.   Category: Archive 2017
Here is Kosmos Energy's supply vessel in occupied Western Saharaic_geoservice_27.03.2017a_610.jpgKosmos and Cairn Energy are exploring for oil offshore Western Sahara, occupied by Morocco. This photo taken yesterday shows one of their supply vessels.
23.03 - 2017.   Category: Archive 2017
Kosmos with extensive seismic studies off occupied Western Saharaic_bgp_prospector_geo_service_las_palmas_610.jpgKosmos Energy and Cairn Energy have over the last weeks undertaken another round of seismic studies offshore Western Sahara. The vessels' movements indicate the location for a new possible drilling site.
15.02 - 2017.   Category: Archive 2017
Glencore steps up oil search offshore occupied Western Sahara ic_bgp_prospector_15.02.2017_610.jpgThe Swiss company is undertaking more seismic studies and has entered into a renewed contract on a neighbouring block, offshore the occupied territory.
29.12 - 2016.   Category: Archive 2016
The oil companies working with Morocco in occupied Western SaharaDespite the protests from Saharawis, Morocco has to this day continued its illegal oil programme, through the Moroccan state owned oil company Office national des hydrocarbures et des mines, ONHYM. Seven oil and gas licences have so far been awarded in Western Sahara. The names of the blocks depicted on the map below use ONHYM's spelling. Scroll further down for more information about each block and its operators.
25.12 - 2016.   Category: Archive 2016
Kosmos Energy asked by OECD contact point to quote correctlyic_boujdour9_610.jpgThe US oil company Kosmos Energy, operating offshore occupied Western Sahara, is requested by an OECD national contact point to "refrain from positioning interpretations as facts". The company refuses to remove lies about a civil society association from its website and refuse to answer questions from WSRW.
31.07 - 2016.   Category: Archive 2016
The oil map is changing in occupied Western Saharaic_onhym_june2016.jpgKosmos and Cairn have renewed their licence - but did San Leon Energy abandon one of its licences? A new map from ONHYM suggests changes to the highly controversial oil exploration in the occupied territory.
18.07 - 2016.   Category: Archive 2016
Kosmos cites political arguments to operate in Western Saharaic_6474zaragoza_1_610_200.jpgKosmos gives geopolitical arguments to operate in occupied Western Sahara, while Cairn Energy refuses to answer why it operates in what they call "Morocco". WSRW has sought clarifications from the duo.
28.06 - 2016.   Category: Archive 2016
World's largest wealth fund drops Cairn and Kosmos over Western Saharaic_norges_bank.jpgNorway's sovereign wealth fund has today announced it has excluded Kosmos Energy and Cairn Energy from its portfolios because of their oil search in Western Sahara. Approx. 54 million dollars of shares were sold.

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Morocco occupies the major part of its neighbouring country, Western Sahara. Entering into business deals with Moroccan companies or authorities in the occupied territories gives an impression of political legitimacy to the occupation. It also gives job opportunities to Moroccan settlers and income to the Moroccan government. Western Sahara Resource Watch demands foreign companies leave Western Sahara until a solution to the conflict is found.
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Big oil’s interest in occupied Western Sahara has taken a dramatic turn for the worse. Some companies are now drilling, in complete disregard of international law and the Saharawi people’s rights. Here’s what you need to know. News Archive 2017 News Archive 2016 News Archive 2015 News Archive 2014 News Archive 2013 News Archive 2012 News Archive 2011 News Archive 2010 News Archive 2009 News Archive 2008 News Archive 2007 News Archive 2004-2006

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