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Offshore Drilling & Completion: Africa

Serica encounters oil offshore Morocco

Serica Energy plc confirms that the SM-1 well in the Sidi Moussa block offshore Morocco has reached a TD of 2,825 m (9,268 ft) measured depth below rotary table, and encountered oil. Preparations are under way to perform cased-hole testing.

MPD and closed-loop techniques solve drilling challenges off West Africa

A complex set of challenges offshore West Africa has defied drilling efforts for more than 40 years. Multiple attempts in the area's high-pressure/high-temperature and regressive pressure regimes using conventional methods have been unable to construct a wellbore to total depth. The solution came with an unusual scope of managed pressure drilling (MPD) operations and closed loop well construction techniques.

SOCO proves oil in Lidongo offshore Congo

SOCO EPC has discovered oil in the Marine XI block offshore the Republic of Congo (Brazzaville).

DNO updates offshore operations

DNO ASA has begun drilling the Jawhara-3 well, the first of several exploration and appraisal wells planned in the Sfax Offshore Exploration Permit in Tunisia. In Oman, offshore block 8 production continues at a daily average rate of 9,000 barrels of oil and liquids and 45 MMcf (1.3 MMcm) of gas.

Statoil makes seventh discovery offshore Tanzania

Statoil and co-venturer Exxon Mobil have reported that the Giligiliani-1 exploration well offshore Tanzania is a new natural gas discovery.

Tullow concludes North Sea gas field sales

Tullow Oil has completed the sale of 53.1% of its Schooner unit interest and 60% of its Ketch asset in the UK southern North Sea to Faroe Petroleum.

Cairn-led partnership finds oil in deepwater offshore Senegal

Cairn Energy and partners ConocoPhillips, FAR, and Petrosen have discovered oil in deepwater offshore Senegal.

BG, Ophir discover more deepwater gas offshore Tanzania

The block 4 partners offshore Tanzania have scored two more deepwater gas discoveries.

Drillship back on duty offshore Nigeria

Northern Offshore says the drillship Energy Searcher has resumed work on a contract offshore Nigeria.

Ophir finds more success offshore Equatorial Guinea

Ophir Energy plc has made a gas discovery in its Silenus East-1 well in block R, offshore Equatorial Guinea.

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