Deepwater Oil Drilling: Africa

Shell brings latest phase of Bonga development online offshore Nigeria

Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Co. Ltd. has started production from the deepwater Bonga Phase 3 project.

TEN FPSO christened in Singapore

Tullow Oil has confirmed that it is fully funded to meet its commitments for the deepwater Tweneboa-Enyenra-Ntomme (TEN) development offshore Ghana.

Technip plants to deliver umbilicals for Angola’s East Hub

Eni has contracted Technip Umbilicals and Angoflex to supply umbilicals for its block 15/06 East Hub development offshore Angola.

Viking Neptun receives subsea charter offshore Ghana

Eidesvik Offshore has secured a charter for its M/V Viking Neptun to support the subsea component of the Tullow-operated TEN deepwater development offshore Ghana.

Ocean Installer to install subsea structures at Moho Nord

Total has contracted Ocean Installer for deepwater installations at the Moho Nord field 75 km (46.6 mi) offshore Republic of Congo. 

ExxonMobil starts oil production at Erha North Phase 2 project

ExxonMobil Corp.’s subsidiary, Esso Exploration and Production Nigeria Limited, started oil production ahead of schedule at the Erha North Phase 2 project, offshore Nigeria.

Joint venture to assist TEN deepwater installation campaign

Technip has contracted the Harkand/Consolidated Shipping Agencies joint venture to support offshore and onshore construction activity in Ghana.

Total's Egina oil field to come online in 2017

Spanning an area of 500 sq mi (1,295 sq km) in the Niger Delta block OML 130 is the Egina oil field, situated in a water depth of 5,085 ft (1,550 m).

Crondall joins Fortuna LNG subsea FEED team

Crondall Energy has secured a contract with Aker Solutions and Subsea 7 for Ophir Energy’s Fortuna LNG project offshore Equatorial Guinea.

Aminex receives more time to assess deepwater leads offshore Tanzania

Tanzania’s Ministry of Energy and Mines has agreed to defer Aminex’s obligation to drill two exploration wells in the offshore Nyuni Area.


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