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Deepwater Oil Drilling: Africa

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.

Infield sees subsea market growth over next five years

The “Global Perspectives Subsea Market Report to 2018” by Infield predicts that capex in the segment will grow by 6.72% over the time span.

Maersk commissions mooring spread for deepwater well offshore Egypt

Maersk Drilling has contracted Deep Sea Mooring (DSM) to engineer and install a mooring system for the GustoMSC DSS21-design semisubmersible Maersk Discoverer for use offshore Egypt. 

Ophir plugs latest deepwater well offshore Gabon

Ophir Energy has terminated its third successive dry hole well offshore Gabon.

Genesis wins offshore Tanzania deepwater gas study

BG Group has awarded Technip subsidiary Genesis Oil and Gas Consultants Ltd. the Upstream Concept Select Study for the deepwater gas discoveries in blocks 1, 3, and 4 offshore Tanzania.

Total starts CLOV oil production offshore Angola

Total, operator of block 17 in Angola, has started up CLOV, a major deepwater offshore development located 140 km (87 mi) offshore Luanda, in line with the initial project schedule.

Rig maintenance slows deepwater well offshore Senegal

Cairn Energy and its partners have modified their current offshore Senegal drilling program.

Bluewater to provide deepwater Kaombo FPSO turrets

Saipem has contracted Bluewater Energy Services to engineer deepwater turret mooring systems for two converted FPSOs for the Kaombo project offshore Angola.

New offshore Tanzania gas find lifts LNG resource

BG has discovered more gas offshore Tanzania in the Taachui structure on the western boundary of block 1.

Total secures drillship for Egina offshore Nigeria

Total Upstream Nigeria has contracted Seadrill’s new ultra-deepwater drillship West Jupiter to work on the Egina project offshore Nigeria.


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In this webinar, TECON, design contractor in the Titan-Micoperi joint venture, will discuss how they used Bentley’s SACS software for the str...