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Deepwater Oil Drilling: Africa

2H to engineer Kaombo risers

Heerema Marine Contractors has named 2H Offshore to engineering the hybrid risers for Total’s Kaombo block 32 project offshore Angola.

Woodside to explore with Noble offshore Gabon

Woodside has acquired a 40% interest in an exploration, exploitation, and production-sharing contract (EEPSC) for block F15 in the Gabon coastal basin. Noble Energy operates with a 60% interest.

Cobalt targets year-end sanction for Cameia offshore Angola

Cobalt International Energy is preparing to relocate the Petroserv SSV Catarina rig to drill the Loengo #1 presalt exploration well on block 9 offshore Angola.

Shell starts up Bonga North West offshore Nigeria

Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Co. (SNEPCo) has produced first oil from the Bonga North West deepwater development.

Oando secures operatorship offshore Nigeria

Oando Energy Resources has completed acquisition of the Nigerian upstream oil and gas assets of ConocoPhillips for $1.5 billion.

Online exclusive: Libya looks to revive offshore E&P

Foreign oil companies are keeping an open mind on Libya despite the country’s domestic turmoil. 

Tullow on course for goals offshore Ghana

Tullow Oil has issued an update on its various programs offshore West Africa and South America.

Sidi Moussa well under way offshore Morocco

The semisubmersible Noble Paul Romano has spudded the SM-1 exploration well in the Sidi Moussa block offshore Morocco for operator Genel Energy.

Hess updates offshore operations

Hess Corp. recently reported operational highlights for 2Q 2014.

Sembawang Shipyard to convert Kaombo deepwater floaters

Saipem France has contracted Sembawang Shipyard to convert two VLCCs to turret-moored FPSOs for the Total-operated Kaombo project, 150 km (93 mi) offshore Angola.

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