Offshore Drilling & Completion: Africa

Vaalco reassesses offshore Gabon plans following H2S inflow

Vaalco Energy says the jackup Transocean Constellation II has completed the first development well drilled from the newly installed Etame platform offshore Gabon.

Eni completes production test on well offshore Congo

Eni has completed the production test on the Minsala Marine 1 NFW, located in the Marine XII block offshore Congo.

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.

Vaalco prepares to spud Kindele well offshore Angola

Vaalco Energy says the semisubmersible Transocean Celtic Sea should start drilling the first exploration well next month on the Kindele prospect offshore Angola.

Results inconclusive on Morocco offshore oil discovery

Genel Energy says the SM-1 exploration well on the Sidi Moussa permit offshore Morocco is being P&A’d after encountering oil in fractured and brecciated cavernous Upper Jurassic carbonates.

Afren updates offshore Nigeria operations

Afren has issued an update on its operations offshore Nigeria.

Cairn confirms deepwater oil play offshore Senegal

Cairn Energy has a second deepwater oil discovery offshore Senegal.

Total suspends deepwater well operations offshore South Africa

Canadian Natural says Total has suspended operations on its first deepwater exploration well offshore South Africa.

Latest Drilling & Completion News

PSA approves Oseberg life extension offshore Norway

December 18, 2014

Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) Norway has sanctioned continued operations at the Oseberg Vestflanke in the North Sea.

NDC receives latest newbuild jackup

December 18, 2014 Lamprell has completed construction of the jackup Shuwehat within budget, and has delivered the rig to Abu Dhabi’s National Drilling Co. (NDC).&nbs...

Husky targets mid-year start-up for South White Rose offshore Newfoundland

December 17, 2014

Husky Oil expects first oil in mid-2015 from the South White Rose satellite extension offshore Newfoundland & Labrador.

Vaalco reassesses offshore Gabon plans following H2S inflow

December 17, 2014 Vaalco Energy says the jackup Transocean Constellation II has completed the first development well drilled from the newly installed Etame platform ...

NPD authorizes three wells offshore Norway

December 16, 2014

Maersk Oil has permission from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) for exploration drilling in license PL 510 in the Norwegian Sea.

ONGC makes oil and gas discoveries offshore India

December 15, 2014 ONGC has made new offshore oil and gas discoveries – one in the deepwater KG basin off the east coast of India, and the second in the Mumbai offsho...

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