Deepwater Oil Drilling: Africa

African Petroleum enters first renewal period on Senegal license

African Petroleum Senegal Ltd. has received confirmation of its first renewal period on license Senegal Offshore Sud Profond.

Total adopts all-electric, subsea multi-phase approach for mixed-crude CLOV development

In June, Total lifted first oil from CLOV, its fourth deepwater development "pole" in block 17 offshore Angola. Like its predecessors Girassol, Dalia and Pazflor, CLOV routes production through a network of subsea flowlines to a spread-moored FPSO.

GLOBAL DATA

This month Infield Systems looks at the offshore capex distribution in West Africa up to 2018.

Eni starts production from West Hub offshore Angola

Eni has produced first oil from the West Hub development project in block 15/06 offshore Angola. 

Woodside to explore ultra-deepwaters offshore Morocco

Woodside has contracted to explore offshore Morocco in the Rabat Ultra Deep Offshore area.

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.

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