Geology & Geophysics: Africa

African Petroleum updates offshore Sierra Leone prospects

African Petroleum has updated the reserves prospects for its offshore Sierra Leone holdings.

ExxonMobil shelves plan for offshore Madagascar wildcat

Sterling Energy and its partner Pura Vida Mauritius expect to complete acquisition of a 3D seismic survey offshore Madagascar during 2Q.

Ophir to focus on lower-cost offshore exploration, LNG studies

Ophir Energy says it is following the industry trend of prioritizing capex to protect its balance sheet and reduce its cost structure after the fall in the oil price.

Mubadala to assess potential offshore Morocco

Mubadala Petroleum has signed an agreement with Morocco’s Office National des Hydrocarbures et des Mines (ONHYM) to evaluate the hydrocarbon potential of a large area offshore northern Morocco.

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.

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.

WHL releases early reserves estimates for Junon made using 3D seismic data

WHL Energy Ltd. (ASX: WHN) has revised its prospective resources estimates for the Junon area offshore Seychelles following preliminary interpretation of 3D seismic data. 

2D seismic survey under way offshore Namibia

SeaBird Exploration has started a 2D seismic survey offshore Namibia for Chariot Oil & Gas (AIM: CHAR) and partners AziNam and NAMCOR.

Ambilobe seismic survey to start soon offshore Madagascar

Sterling Energy (AIM: SEY) has issued an update on activities in its Ambilobe and Ampasindava blocks offshore Madagascar. 

Tullow monitors Ebola ahead of offshore Guinea well

Tullow Oil and its partners are in talks with Guinea’s government on a resumption of operations on an offshore exploration block. 


Falling oil prices and the offshore oil and gas industry: assessing the state of the market

The precipitous decline in oil prices over the past six months has brought many areas of the oil and gas industry to a standstill. Yet while some s...

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Offshore Top 5 Projects - 2014

The editors of Offshore have made their choices for the winners of the Five Star Award – the top five offshore field development projects for 2014....