Offshore Drilling & Completion: Africa

Inchcape to support offshore Tanzania well campaign

Paragon Offshore has appointed Inchcape Shipping Services as marine and logistic services provider for an upcoming drilling campaign offshore the Songo Songo Islands, Tanzania.

Senegal wells to assess potential of SNE discovery

Cairn Energy has confirmed it will drill an exploration well on the Bellatrix prospect as part of an upcoming appraisal and exploration drilling campaign offshore Senegal.


Shell aimed to re-start exploration drilling offshore Alaska last month, assuming sea ice had cleared.

Second production well under way at SE Etame platform offshore Gabon

VAALCO Energy says the jackup Transocean Constellation II has completed drilling the first well from the SEENT platform on its Etame field offshore Gabon.

Tullow restores gas exports from Jubilee

Gas exports have re-started from the deepwater Jubilee field offshore Ghana, following repairs to the gas compressor on the FPSO Kwame Nkrumah.

Kosmos to continue exploratory drilling offshore Mauritania

Kosmos Energy plans further delineation drilling on its Ahmeyim (ex-Tortue) gas discovery offshore Mauritania.

Cobalt aims for year-end sanction for Cameia offshore Angola

Drilling operations have been completed on the Cameia #4 well in block 21 offshore Angola.

Ocean Rig Athena to drill three wells offshore Senegal

FAR says the Cairn Energy-led partnership has contracted the drillship Ocean Rig Athena for three exploratory wells offshore Senegal.

TEN on target for mid-2016 start-up offshore Ghana

Tullow Oil says its three-field TEN development project offshore Ghana is around 65% complete and on schedule for first oil in mid-2016.

Pura Vida continues drilling MZ-1 wildcat; no oil shows so far

Pura Vida Energy NL (ASX: PVD) continues drilling the MZ-1 exploration well offshore Morocco after reaching a depth of 4,653 m (15,265 ft) within the Lower Cretaceous and finding no indication of an effective oil reservoir in either of the secondary objectives in the Cenomanian and Aptian intervals. 

Latest Drilling & Completion News

Songa Tryum to drill Sigrun East exploration well for Statoil

August 31, 2015 As operator for exploration licenses 025 and 187, block 15/3, southern North Sea, Statoil has received from the PSA approval to drill exploration w...

Eni reports huge deepwater gas discovery offshore Egypt

August 31, 2015

Eni has what could prove to be a huge gas discovery offshore Egypt in its deepwater Zohr prospect. 

Keppel O&M buys Cameron’s offshore rig business including LeTourneau designs

August 31, 2015 Keppel Offshore & Marine USA has agreed to acquire Cameron International’s offshore rig business, including the LeTourneau jackup design, rig k...

US offshore rig count down by two

August 31, 2015

The US offshore drilling rig tally has dropped two rigs from the prior week, bringing the total to 30 in the Baker Hughes count.

Seadrill defers deliveries of newbuild rigs

August 28, 2015

Seadrill has issued an update on its rig building program and market prospects for drilling.

Lamprell implements efficiency measures at UAE yards

August 27, 2015

Lamprell is investing in automation for some fabrication facilities at its yards in the UAE.

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