Offshore Drilling & Completion: Africa

ConocoPhillips scores gas in deepwater well off Angola

ConocoPhillips' (NYSE: COP) Omosi-1 deepwater exploration well in block 37 offshore Angola in the Kwanza basin has been drilled to a TD of 20,666 ft (6,299 m). 

Transocean gets Sedco Express contract extension

Transocean Ltd. (NYSE: RIG) has won a 45-day contract extension for the Sedco Express offshore Nigeria at a day rate of $300,000. 

Oil flows from Etame 12-H well offshore Gabon

First production has been achieved from Etame 12-H, a development well drilled from the Etame platform offshore Gabon.

Cairn, partners consider FPSO for offshore Senegal

FAR Ltd. and its joint venture partners ConocoPhillips, Cairn Energy, and Petrosen are eying an FPSO to develop the SNE-1 and FAN-1 oil discoveries offshore Senegal.

Eni contracts Hercules 260 for West Africa

Hercules Offshore (NASDAQ: HERO) has signed a five-year contract with a subsidiary of Eni S.p.A. for use of the Hercules 260 in West Africa.

Statoil makes eighth discovery in block 2 offshore Tanzania

Statoil’s Mdalasini-1 exploration well has resulted in a new natural gas discovery offshore Tanzania.

Pure Vida expects to spud well offshore Morocco

Pura Vida Energy NL expects the Atwood Achiever drillship to mobilize to the Mazagan permit offshore Morocco to spud the MZ-1 well in April.  

Vaalco drills postsalt Kindele target offshore Angola

The semisubmersible Transocean's GSF Celtic Sea has spudded the postsalt Kindele-1 exploration well – the first on block 5 offshore Angola – for Vaalco Energy and partner Sonangol E&P.

Cairn plans more wells on deepwater Senegal oil play

Cairn Energy has issued an update on its offshore exploration and development programs.

Côte d’Ivoire well flows gas, oil

The Marlin North-1 well drilled by Foxtrot International offshore Côte d’Ivoire flowed gas and oil from the Turonian and Lower Senonian intervals, neither of which had previously tested hydrocarbons on block CI-27.

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KrisEnergy gears up to spud Rayrai exploratory well in Gulf of Thailand

April 24, 2015 KrisEnergy has announced that the Key Gibraltar jackup has commenced drilling of the Rayrai-1 exploratory well in block G10/48 in the Gulf of Thail...

Cameron unveils Letourneau Jaguar class self-elevating drilling unit

April 24, 2015

Cameron has introduced a new drilling unit to the market, the Letourneau Jaguar class self-elevating mobile offshore drilling unit.

Premier suspends Isobel Deep well off Falklands

April 24, 2015 Operator Premier Oil has suspended operations on the (Isobel Deep well offshore the Falkland Islands following a problem detected on the drilling r...

ConocoPhillips scores gas in deepwater well off Angola

April 23, 2015 ConocoPhillips' (NYSE: COP) Omosi-1 deepwater exploration well in block 37 offshore Angola in the Kwanza basin has been drilled to a TD of 20,666 f...

Fugro sets seafloor drill water depth record

April 23, 2015 Fugro has set a seafloor drill water depth record of 2,923 m (9,589 ft) while completing a combined sampling and piezocone penetration testing bore...

Deepwater Black Sea gas opens competition, analyst claims

April 23, 2015 Wood Mackenzie suggests recent deepwater developments in the Black Sea, notably ExxonMobil/OMV Petrom’s play-opening 2.5-tcf Domino discovery in th...

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