Deepwater Oil Drilling: Africa

Heerema calls on Applus RTD for Kaombo development testing

Applus RTD has won a contract from Heerema Marine Contractors as part of the Kaombo development offshore Angola.

ConocoPhillips scores gas in deepwater well off Angola

ConocoPhillips' (NYSE: COP) Omosi-1 deepwater exploration well in block 37 offshore Angola in the Kwanza basin has been drilled to a TD of 20,666 ft (6,299 m). 

Ceona, Seaweld form deepwater Ghana venture

Subsea contractor Ceona has entered into a joint venture with Takoradi-based Seaweld Engineering, targeting deepwater construction projects offshore Ghana.

Cairn, partners consider FPSO for offshore Senegal

FAR Ltd. and its joint venture partners ConocoPhillips, Cairn Energy, and Petrosen are eying an FPSO to develop the SNE-1 and FAN-1 oil discoveries offshore Senegal.

WorleyParsons to address Equatorial Guinea block R FEED scope

Ophir Energy has contracted WorleyParsons to provide engineering and project management services for the offshore Equatorial Guinea block R Fortuna gas development.

Total awards ultra-deepwater Kaombo marine warranty work to DNV GL

Total E&P Angola has awarded the marine warranty services (MWS) contract for the offshore Angola Kaombo project to DNV GL’s Noble Denton Marine Assurance group.

New operator mix emerging in West Africa

As IOCs in West Africa and the Gulf of Guinea region continue divesting non-core assets and shifting resources to deepwater and elsewhere, new opportunities are emerging for local, home-grown investors.

Eni looks for Mozambique FLNG decision later this year

In its annual report, Eni said it anticipates reaching a final investment decision (FID) regarding its potential offshore Mozambique FLNG project in the second half of this year.

Total contracts ROV services from Fugro for Moho Nord

Total E&P Congo has awarded Fugro a five-year, $100-million contract for ROV services and remote subsea tooling for the Moho Nord field offshore Republic of Congo.

Statoil makes eighth discovery in block 2 offshore Tanzania

Statoil’s Mdalasini-1 exploration well has resulted in a new natural gas discovery offshore Tanzania.


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