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Offshore Drilling & Completion: Africa

Statoil releases rig after dry holes offshore Angola

Statoil has terminated its contract for the drilling rig Stena Carron after completing commitments on blocks 38 and 39 in the Kwanza basin offshore Angola.

Ophir finds deepwater gas in Tende offshore Tanzania

Ophir Energy says the drillship Deepsea Metro I has discovered gas while drilling the Tende-1 well in the East Pande block offshore Tanzania.

Cairn to P&A deepwater oil discovery well offshore Senegal

Cairn Energy says operations have finished on the recent deepwater SNE-1 oil discovery well off Senegal, with planning under way for appraisal next year.

Vaalco prepares to spud Kindele well offshore Angola

Vaalco Energy says the semisubmersible Transocean Celtic Sea should start drilling the first exploration well next month on the Kindele prospect offshore Angola.

Results inconclusive on Morocco offshore oil discovery

Genel Energy says the SM-1 exploration well on the Sidi Moussa permit offshore Morocco is being P&A’d after encountering oil in fractured and brecciated cavernous Upper Jurassic carbonates.

Afren updates offshore Nigeria operations

Afren has issued an update on its operations offshore Nigeria.

Cairn confirms deepwater oil play offshore Senegal

Cairn Energy has a second deepwater oil discovery offshore Senegal.

Total suspends deepwater well operations offshore South Africa

Canadian Natural says Total has suspended operations on its first deepwater exploration well offshore South Africa.

ConocoPhillips updates West Africa drilling program

ConocoPhillips has drilled the Kamoxi-1 exploration well in block 36 in the Kwanza basin offshore Angola to a TD of 22,660 ft (6,907 m). The well will be P&A’d as a dry hole. 

SOCO reports strong results from well test offshore Congo

SOCO EPC has completed testing of the Lidongo X Marine 101 ST1 discovery well in the Marine XI block offshore Republic of Congo (Brazzaville).

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