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'We are moving forward again rather than sideways', says Tullow Oil chief

Tullow Oil’s chief executive says his company is starting to emerge from a rough patch. New production will help, but the firm is still exploring

Aidan Heavey has some reason to be upbeat. A major new project in Ghana has just produced its first oil, technical problems at another nearby development are in the process over being overcome and efforts to produce from reserves in East Africa seem-finally-to be edging closer to fruition. For the chief executive of Tullow Oil, it all marks a shift in fortune. After a couple of years of gloomy news, Tullow is regaining some momentum. The company even managed to turn a modest profit in the first half of 2016-a period when weak oil prices have left others heavily in the red. The company's share prices is even starting to tick up. Heavey says early action and a good understanding with financ

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