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Offshore Drilling & Completion: Africa

Seadrill secures commitment for newbuild drillship

Seadrill Ltd, in cooperation with indigenous partner Field Offshore Design Engineering Nigeria Ltd, has secured a contract with Esso Exploration and Production Nigeria Ltd to use the newbuild ultra-deepwater drillship West Saturn, at the ERHA North Phase 2 project in Nigeria.

First Etame jacket in place offshore Gabon

Vaalco Energy expects installation of two more production platforms to proceed as planned later this year on the Etame Marin block offshore Gabon.

Lidongo well probes field extension in offshore Congo

The jackup Noble Percy Johns has spudded the Lidongo X Marine-101 (LXM-101) exploration well in the Marine XI block in the Congo basin, offshore Republic of Congo (Brazzaville), for SOCO.

Seadrill secures commitment for West Saturn UDW unit

Seadrill Ltd. has secured a contract for employment of the newbuild ultra-deepwater drillship West Saturn.

Cobalt targets year-end sanction for Cameia offshore Angola

Cobalt International Energy is preparing to relocate the Petroserv SSV Catarina rig to drill the Loengo #1 presalt exploration well on block 9 offshore Angola.

Galp Energia concludes drilling of TAO-1 well

Galp Energia has concluded drilling the exploration well TAO-1 in the Tarfaya Offshore area in the Atlantic margin of offshore Morocco. No hydrocarbons were encountered.

CAMAC Energy discovers additional pay in Oyo field

CAMAC Energy Inc. encountered four new oil and gas reservoirs in a development well on the Oyo field.

Tullow on course for goals offshore Ghana

Tullow Oil has issued an update on its various programs offshore West Africa and South America.

Sidi Moussa well under way offshore Morocco

The semisubmersible Noble Paul Romano has spudded the SM-1 exploration well in the Sidi Moussa block offshore Morocco for operator Genel Energy.

Drilling resumes on FAN-1 well offshore Senegal

FAR Ltd reports that drilling has resumed on the FAN-1 well offshore Senegal, following a modification to the Senegal drilling program to incorporate maintenance.


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Offshore Engineering in the Concordia Wreck Removal Project

In this webinar, TECON, design contractor in the Titan-Micoperi joint venture, will discuss how they used Bentley’s SACS software for the str...