Offshore Drilling & Completion: Africa

Cobalt presses ahead with Cameia development offshore Angola

Cobalt International Energy (NYSE:CIE) expects to achieve formal sanction by year-end for its Cameia development project in block 21 offshore Angola.

Ocean Rig extends drillship contract with ENI offshore Angola

Ocean Rig UDW Inc. (NASDAQ:ORIG) has extended the contract for the drillship Ocean Rig Poseidon to ENI Angola for a further one year until 2Q 2017.

Kosmos finds second producing horizon in deepwater offshore Mauritania well

Kosmos Energy’s (NYSE: KOS) Tortue-1 exploration well in block C8 offshore Mauritania has encountered additional hydrocarbons while drilling to total depth to evaluate the deeper Albian stratigraphy.

Kosmos opens ultra-deepwater gas play offshore Mauritania

Kosmos Energy (NYSE: KOS) says it has made a significant, play-opening gas discovery in block C-8 offshore Mauritania.

North Sea, Côte d’Ivoire provide production boost for Canadian Natural

Canadian Natural’s production outside North America averaged 36,224 b/d during 1Q 2015, up 7% from 4Q 2014.

Anadarko concludes offshore Mozambique well program

Anadarko says it has completed its exploration drilling campaign in Mozambique’s Offshore Area 1.

Cairn lining up drillship for next-phase wells offshore Senegal

Cairn Energy and its partners have submitted a three-year evaluation work plan to the government of Senegal following their two deepwater discoveries in 2014.

Sub-Sahara Africa booms in oil exploration, natural gas finds

Sub-Sahara Africa is expected to outpace Russia as a global gas supplier by 2040, encouraging European Union efforts to wean itself off its Russia gas reliance by investing in the region's development.

Erin Energy starts oil production offshore Nigeria

Erin Energy Corp. has started production from the Oyo-8 well in OML 120 offshore Nigeria.

Latest Ebok platform offshore Nigeria nears commissioning

Afren is looking to sustain its wide-ranging development and exploration programs offshore Africa, despite the company’s current financial difficulties.

Latest Drilling & Completion News

Another well goes onstream at Maari offshore New Zealand

May 22, 2015

Cue Energy says the Maari MR7A development well is onstream offshore New Zealand.

Rowan adds work for five rigs

May 21, 2015

The Rowan rig status report has noted five term extensions.

ExxonMobil finds oil in deepwater off Guyana

May 20, 2015

Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE:XOM) has made a significant oil discovery on the Stabroek block about 120 mi (193 km) offshore Guyana. 

Cobalt presses ahead with Cameia development offshore Angola

May 20, 2015 Cobalt International Energy (NYSE:CIE) expects to achieve formal sanction by year-end for its Cameia development project in block 21 offshore Angola.

Shell secures extension for Draugen offshore Norway

May 20, 2015

Petroleum Safety Authority Norway has approved A/S Norske Shell’s request to extend the lifespan of the Draugen complex in the Norwegian Sea.

Ocean Rig extends drillship contract with ENI offshore Angola

May 20, 2015 Ocean Rig UDW Inc. (NASDAQ:ORIG) has extended the contract for the drillship Ocean Rig Poseidon to ENI Angola for a further one year until 2Q 2017.

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