Offshore Drilling & Completion: Africa

Orca contracts shallow-water rig for Songo Songo offshore Tanzania

Orca Exploration Group has started the first phase of the Songo Songo development program offshore Tanzania.

SOCO reviewing options for offshore Congo discovery

SOCO International is discussing commercialization options for its offshore Lidongo X Marine-101 exploration well with the Republic of Congo authorities.

Erin looks toward Oyo 7 production start offshore Nigeria

Erin Energy Corp. is completing operations to tie in the Oyo 7 well offshore Nigeria and expects to begin production in mid-June.

Circle drops plan to explore offshore Oman

Circle Oil will relinquish block 52 offshore Oman. 

88 Energy exits acreage offshore Morocco

Moroccan government officials have granted approval for 88 Energy’s country subsidiary to divest from its interests in the Tarfaya block.

Eni proves more gas, condensate offshore Libya

Eni has achieved its second discovery this year in Area D offshore Libya.

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.

Latest Drilling & Completion News

Shell’s Arctic exploration to begin in late July

June 30, 2015 Royal Dutch Shell said it could begin its 2015 Arctic oil exploration drilling as early as the third week in July, Reuters reported. Forecasters pr...

Development drilling to accelerate at South Pars Phase 13

June 30, 2015 Drilling is expected to speed up at Phase 13 of the South Pars gas field development in the Persian Gulf following delivery of three new drilling r...

NPD sanctions E.ON wildcat offshore mid-Norway

June 30, 2015

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has authorized E.ON E&P Norge to drill an exploration well in the Norwegian Sea.

Offshore US rig count increases

June 29, 2015

The US offshore rig count by Baker Hughes Inc. shows an increase of one rig over the prior week. 

Shandong to acquire Northern Offshore

June 29, 2015

Shandong Offshore (Bidco) has agreed to acquire drilling contractor Northern Offshore (OSE: NOF) for around NOK 1.3 billion ($165 million).

Petroceltic taking steps to stem gas decline offshore Bulgaria

June 29, 2015

Petroceltic’s gas production in the Bulgarian sector of the Black Sea averaged around 18.6 MMcf/d (526,693 cm/d) last year. 

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