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Offshore Drilling & Completion: Africa

Sirius raises funds for Ororo well offshore Nigeria

Sirius Petroleum has conditionally raised about $20 million via a share placing for an exploration program offshore Nigeria.

AGR secures contract for Hunt Oil operation offshore Benin

AGR has been awarded a contract to provide well project management services to Hunt Oil for the drilling of one exploration well plus one future option well located offshore Benin.

Sonangol secures KCA jackup for campaign offshore Angola

KCA Deutag has won a two-year, $170-million contract from Sonangol for use of the jackup Ben Rinnes offshore Angola. 

Malta offshore drilling fails to deliver

Genel Energy says it will P&A its first exploration well offshore Malta.

FAR updates oil drilling program offshore Senegal

FAR Ltd has advised that Cairn Energy plc, operator of the Senegal joint venture, had modified the Senegal drilling program to incorporate maintenance that is expected to be completed soon to allow drilling operations on FAN-1 to resume.

Ophir plugs latest deepwater well offshore Gabon

Ophir Energy has terminated its third successive dry hole well offshore Gabon.

Oil Search updates PNG Hides field drilling

Oil Search Ltd reports that, as part of the PNG LNG Project, the operator, ExxonMobil PNG Ltd, is in the process of drilling nine development wells on the Hides field offshore Papua New Guinea.

Statoil continues to increase gas reserves offshore Tanzania

Statoil has increased its estimate of in-place natural gas in block 2 offshore Tanzania to 20 tcf following the completion of the Piri-1 discovery well.

Pancontinental finds first offshore oil in East Africa

Pancontinental Oil and Gas NL has verified that the recently completed Sunbird-1 well off the southern Kenyan coast has intersected an oil column – the first oil ever discovered off the East African coast.

High-cost frontier well offshore Namibia to be P&A’d

Repsol’s Welwitcschia-1A exploration well offshore Namibia, was dry, according to partner Tower Resources.


Advanced AUV Upgrades for Pipeline Inspection and GeoHazard Surveys

C & C Technologies has enhanced its AUV technology to address the needs for pipeline inspection.  C & C has made inspection-class upgr...

Accelerate Exploration Data Access With Flash Storage

This webinar, sponsored by HGST, will explore the interfaces, server appliances, integration and configuration of flash storage, consider the advan...
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Trends in Real-Time Operations: Best Practices for Asset Integrity and Secure Information Management

This webcast, presented by Thinklogical, examines best practices for the design of the underlying system to securely control, manage and distribute...
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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...