Geology & Geophysics: Africa

Woodside analyzing data from frontier seismic campaigns

Woodside Petroleum has issued an update on its international exploration programs.

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.

GLOBAL DATA

This month Infield Systems looks at frontier exploration with a particular focus on developments in 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. 

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