Deepwater Oil Drilling: Africa

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.

Cobalt to sell offshore Angola blocks

Sonangol and Cobalt International Energy Inc. have signed a sale and purchase agreement for Sonangol to acquire all of Cobalt’s 40% participating interest in blocks 21/09 and 20/11 offshore Angola for $1.75 billion. 

Senegal wells to assess potential of SNE discovery

Cairn Energy has confirmed it will drill an exploration well on the Bellatrix prospect as part of an upcoming appraisal and exploration drilling campaign offshore Senegal.


Shell aimed to re-start exploration drilling offshore Alaska last month, assuming sea ice had cleared.

Total awards Aquatic Moho Nord subsea contract

Aquatic Engineering and Construction Ltd., an Acteon company, has won a contract on the Moho Nord subsea project offshore the Republic of Congo.

Tullow restores gas exports from Jubilee

Gas exports have re-started from the deepwater Jubilee field offshore Ghana, following repairs to the gas compressor on the FPSO Kwame Nkrumah.

Kosmos to continue exploratory drilling offshore Mauritania

Kosmos Energy plans further delineation drilling on its Ahmeyim (ex-Tortue) gas discovery offshore Mauritania.

Cobalt aims for year-end sanction for Cameia offshore Angola

Drilling operations have been completed on the Cameia #4 well in block 21 offshore Angola.

Ocean Rig Athena to drill three wells offshore Senegal

FAR says the Cairn Energy-led partnership has contracted the drillship Ocean Rig Athena for three exploratory wells offshore Senegal.


Exploring Shell’s FLNG technological advances and opportunities

As the offshore industry looks to develop remote and stranded natural gas fields, the use of floating liquefied natural (FLNG) vessels has become a...

Assessing Mexico’s new offshore oil & gas exploration opportunities

When Mexico’s historic energy reform legislation became law on Dec. 21, 2013, it opened the country to foreign investment in its oil and gas sector...

Anadarko’s decommissioning of the first-ever cell spar in the Gulf of Mexico

The Red Hawk spar made history throughout its design life, commissioned and decommissioned as the first of its kind. Heralded as the first cell spa...

Offshore Design Optioneering using Cloud Computing

Cloud computing opens up to offshore engineering teams the opportunity to take advantage of almost unlimited computing power and data storage capab...
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