Deepwater Oil Drilling: Africa

Expro to engineer completions for next-phase Jubilee, TEN projects

Tullow Oil has awarded Expro contracts offshore Ghana with a total value of more than $100 million.

Aveon Offshore delivers subsea elements for deepwater Erha North

Aveon Offshore has completed fabrication and testing of supported manifold/suction piles for the Erha North Phase 2, and has loaded out these components.

Exova to test, qualify Kaombo pipe

CRC-Evans Offshore has contracted Exova to provide pipeline material, welding, and AUT qualification testing for the Kaombo project offshore Angola. 

Work begins on deepwater Angola port

Porto de Caio has begun its initial construction phase of a new deepwater port in Angola.

Sterling backs into prospective offshore Mauritania block

Sterling Energy (AIM: SEY) has agreed to acquire a 13.5% interest from operator Tullow Energy in the block C-10 concession offshore Mauritania.

Strainstall to monitor Kaombo moorings

Bluewater Energy Services has commissioned monitoring equipment from Strainstall for Total’s deepwater Kaombo project offshore Angola.

Ultra-deepwater production set for steady growth, report claims

Analyst Douglas Westwood predicts oil and gas production from ultra-deepwater fields (>1,000m/3,281 ft) will grow 7.7% during 2015-2021.

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.

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