Offshore Drilling & Completion: Africa

TEN on target for mid-2016 start-up offshore Ghana

Tullow Oil says its three-field TEN development project offshore Ghana is around 65% complete and on schedule for first oil in mid-2016.

Pura Vida continues drilling MZ-1 wildcat; no oil shows so far

Pura Vida Energy NL (ASX: PVD) continues drilling the MZ-1 exploration well offshore Morocco after reaching a depth of 4,653 m (15,265 ft) within the Lower Cretaceous and finding no indication of an effective oil reservoir in either of the secondary objectives in the Cenomanian and Aptian intervals. 

Rowan Companies sells two jackups, enters into multiple contracts

Rowan Companies has provided an update on its fleet status. 

New Etame well shows strong for VAALCO offshore Gabon

 VAALCO Energy Inc. has brought the Southeast Etame 2-H well online at a rate of approximately 3,400 b/d.

GLOBAL E&P

Oil and gas production from the world's deepwater fields will grow by 7.7% annually over the next seven years according to analyst Douglas Westwood, reaching 10.2 MMboe/d in 2021.

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.

Latest Drilling & Completion News

INPEX to drill offshore Japan in 2016

July 31, 2015 The Agency of Natural Resources and Energy of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan has commissioned INPEX Corp. to drill one explor...

Eni finds gas at Nooros in Nile Delta

July 31, 2015

Eni has discovered gas in the Nooros prospect in the Abu Madi West license offshore Egypt’s Nile Delta.

Husky planning multi-field development in Indonesia’s Madura Strait

July 30, 2015 Construction of a wellhead platform and pipeline infrastructure for the liquids-rich BD field offshore Indonesia is around 45% complete, says opera...

Murphy proves gas at Permai offshore Sabah

July 30, 2015

Murphy has discovered gas in the Permai structure in block 10 in the deepwater Sabah Delta basin offshore Sabah, Malaysia.

Majority of Noble rigs under contract

July 30, 2015

Noble Corp. has issued an update on its floating rig fleet, which currently comprises nine drillships and eight semisubmersibles.

Anadarko scores deepwater gas find offshore Colombia

July 29, 2015

Anadarko says its first exploration well has encountered gas in deepwater off Colombia.

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