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Deepwater Oil Drilling: Africa

JDR wins deepwater West Africa umbilical order

Royal Niger Emerging Technologies, a Nigerian oil and gas service company, has awarded JDR a fasttrack contract supporting the West African Abo project for the manufacture of a 1.55-km (1-mi) hybrid of steel tube and thermoplastic umbilical.

FMC commissions subsea equipment for Bonga North West offshore Nigeria

FMC Technologies Inc. has commissioned its first subsea production tree built entirely in Nigeria. 

Statoil releases rig after dry holes offshore Angola

Statoil has terminated its contract for the drilling rig Stena Carron after completing commitments on blocks 38 and 39 in the Kwanza basin offshore Angola.

Ophir finds deepwater gas in Tende offshore Tanzania

Ophir Energy says the drillship Deepsea Metro I has discovered gas while drilling the Tende-1 well in the East Pande block offshore Tanzania.

Cairn to P&A deepwater oil discovery well offshore Senegal

Cairn Energy says operations have finished on the recent deepwater SNE-1 oil discovery well off Senegal, with planning under way for appraisal next year.

Vallourec to supply tubular solutions for Kaombo offshore Angola

Vallourec has received a contract to supply premium tubes and connections for the ultra-deepwater Kaombo field off Angola. 

Jubilee onshore gas link in place

Tullow Oil says the connection between the Jubilee FPSO and the Ghana National Gas Corp. onshore gas processing facility is complete.

BMT extends Kizomba role to TLP monitoring

Esso Angola has contracted BMT Scientific Marine Services to provide maintenance services for monitoring systems on the two Kizomba TLPs. 

Cairn confirms deepwater oil play offshore Senegal

Cairn Energy has a second deepwater oil discovery offshore Senegal.

Total suspends deepwater well operations offshore South Africa

Canadian Natural says Total has suspended operations on its first deepwater exploration well offshore South Africa.

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