Offshore Drilling & Completion: Africa

Transocean gets Sedco Express contract extension

Transocean Ltd. (NYSE: RIG) has won a 45-day contract extension for the Sedco Express offshore Nigeria at a day rate of $300,000. 

Oil flows from Etame 12-H well offshore Gabon

First production has been achieved from Etame 12-H, a development well drilled from the Etame platform offshore Gabon.

Cairn, partners consider FPSO for offshore Senegal

FAR Ltd. and its joint venture partners ConocoPhillips, Cairn Energy, and Petrosen are eying an FPSO to develop the SNE-1 and FAN-1 oil discoveries offshore Senegal.

Eni contracts Hercules 260 for West Africa

Hercules Offshore (NASDAQ: HERO) has signed a five-year contract with a subsidiary of Eni S.p.A. for use of the Hercules 260 in West Africa.

Statoil makes eighth discovery in block 2 offshore Tanzania

Statoil’s Mdalasini-1 exploration well has resulted in a new natural gas discovery offshore Tanzania.

Pure Vida expects to spud well offshore Morocco

Pura Vida Energy NL expects the Atwood Achiever drillship to mobilize to the Mazagan permit offshore Morocco to spud the MZ-1 well in April.  

Vaalco drills postsalt Kindele target offshore Angola

The semisubmersible Transocean's GSF Celtic Sea has spudded the postsalt Kindele-1 exploration well – the first on block 5 offshore Angola – for Vaalco Energy and partner Sonangol E&P.

Cairn plans more wells on deepwater Senegal oil play

Cairn Energy has issued an update on its offshore exploration and development programs.

Côte d’Ivoire well flows gas, oil

The Marlin North-1 well drilled by Foxtrot International offshore Côte d’Ivoire flowed gas and oil from the Turonian and Lower Senonian intervals, neither of which had previously tested hydrocarbons on block CI-27.

Two rigs on infill duty at fields offshore Côte d’Ivoire

Canadian Natural Resources (CNR) has contracted a drilling rig for a 10-well infill development drilling program at the Espoir field offshore Côte d’Ivoire.

Latest Drilling & Completion News

DEA delegates offshore Norway well planning to AGR

April 20, 2015

DEA Norge has contracted AGR for well engineering and operational support for the operator’s drilling programs offshore Norway.

Atwood Osprey contract amended following cyclone offshore Australia

April 20, 2015

Atwood Oceanics Inc. (NYSE: ATW) has amended its contract for its semisubmersible drilling unit, the Atwood Osprey.   

Petrobras completes ultra-deepwater Farfan extension well test

April 20, 2015 Formation testing at Petrobras’ well 3-BRSA-1286-SES in the BM-SEAL-11 concession of the Sergipe-Alagoas basin has confirmed two light oil and gas ...

US offshore drilling rig count remains steady

April 20, 2015

The weekly rig count for offshore US remained steady at 33 in the recent Baker Hughes data release. 

Transocean gets Sedco Express contract extension

April 17, 2015

Transocean Ltd. (NYSE: RIG) has won a 45-day contract extension for the Sedco Express offshore Nigeria at a day rate of $300,000. 

Latest Rossukon well off Thailand yields more oil

April 17, 2015

KrisEnergy’s final exploration well of its current campaign in the Gulf of Thailand's G6/48 concession has proven more oil and gas.

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