Offshore Drilling & Completion: 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.

Two rigs on infill duty at fields offshore Côte d’Ivoire

Canadian Natural Resources (CNR) has contracted a drilling rig for a 10-well infill development drilling program at the Espoir field offshore Côte d’Ivoire.

Eni Ghana contracts newbuild drillship Maersk Voyager

Eni Ghana Exploration and Production Ltd. has contracted the newbuild drillship Maersk Voyager to drill in the offshore Cape Three Points project offshore Ghana starting in July 2015.

Small gas/condensate find for Kosmos offshore Morocco

Kosmos Energy (NYSE: KOS) says the CB-1 exploration well located in the Cap Boujdour permit area offshore Morocco’s Western Sahara encountered sub-commercial hydrocarbons.

Vaalco produces from second offshore Gabon development well

Vaalco Energy Inc. (NYSE: EGY) has first production from Etame 10-H, the second development well drilled from the newly installed Etame platform offshore Gabon.  

Subsea intervention set to grow

Demand for subsea well intervention will remain high over the next five years, according to analysts Douglas-Westwood.

Latest Drilling & Completion News

Statoil makes eighth discovery in block 2 offshore Tanzania

March 30, 2015

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

Keppel delivers second newbuild jackup to PEMEX

March 30, 2015

Keppel FELS Ltd. has delivered the Kukulkan jackup rig to Mexican national oil company, PEMEX, safely, on time, and on budget. 

Shell extends contract for Q4000

March 30, 2015 Shell has signed a multi-year contract with Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc. to continue to use the Q4000 for well intervention in the Gulf of Mex...

Offshore US rig count continues slide

March 30, 2015

The Baker Hughes Weekly Rig Count has the offshore total at 34, three fewer than last week and 16 fewer year over year.

Statoil gets go-ahead for Gina Krog area well

March 27, 2015 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has authorized Statoil to drill an exploratory well close to the Gina Krog field in the central Norwegian North...

PSA probes dropped object on Troll semi BOP

March 27, 2015 Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) Norway is investigating a dropped object incident that occurred on Monday on the drilling deck of the semisubmersi...

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