Deepwater Oil Drilling: Africa

Total reaches production milestone offshore Angola

Total has produced its two-billionth barrel from its operated deepwater block 17, 150 km (93 mi) offshore Angola.

Cobalt presses ahead with Cameia development offshore Angola

Cobalt International Energy (NYSE:CIE) expects to achieve formal sanction by year-end for its Cameia development project in block 21 offshore Angola.

Kosmos finds second producing horizon in deepwater offshore Mauritania well

Kosmos Energy’s (NYSE: KOS) Tortue-1 exploration well in block C8 offshore Mauritania has encountered additional hydrocarbons while drilling to total depth to evaluate the deeper Albian stratigraphy.

Anadarko selects CCS joint venture for Mozambique LNG development

Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE: APC) has selected a consortium for the initial development of an LNG complex onshore Mozambique.

Kosmos opens ultra-deepwater gas play offshore Mauritania

Kosmos Energy (NYSE: KOS) says it has made a significant, play-opening gas discovery in block C-8 offshore Mauritania.

AGR to drill ultra-deepwater well offshore the Comoros

AGR and SP Offshore Energy Services have entered into a memorandum of understanding under which AGR will provide a range of exploration services and perform drilling of an ultra-deepwater well between Mozambique and the Comoros Islands.

Anadarko concludes offshore Mozambique well program

Anadarko says it has completed its exploration drilling campaign in Mozambique’s Offshore Area 1.

Cairn lining up drillship for next-phase wells offshore Senegal

Cairn Energy and its partners have submitted a three-year evaluation work plan to the government of Senegal following their two deepwater discoveries in 2014.

Sub-Sahara Africa booms in oil exploration, natural gas finds

Sub-Sahara Africa is expected to outpace Russia as a global gas supplier by 2040, encouraging European Union efforts to wean itself off its Russia gas reliance by investing in the region's development.

Senegal partners consider further deepwater wells

Cairn Energy, ConocoPhillips, FAR and state-owned Petrosen have approved a first-phase work program and budget to evaluate last year’s deepwater SNE-1 and FAN-1 oil discoveries offshore Senegal. 


Falling oil prices and the offshore oil and gas industry: assessing the state of the market

The precipitous decline in oil prices has brought many areas of the oil and gas industry to a standstill. Yet while some sectors are feeling the pi...
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Offshore Top 5 Projects - 2014

The editors of Offshore have made their choices for the winners of the Five Star Award – the top five offshore field development projects for 2014....
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