Geology & Geophysics: Africa

Aminex receives more time to assess deepwater leads offshore Tanzania

Tanzania’s Ministry of Energy and Mines has agreed to defer Aminex’s obligation to drill two exploration wells in the offshore Nyuni Area.

Harvest plans Dussafu seafloor survey ahead of next exploration phase

Harvest Natural Resources continues to evaluate a development of its Dussafu discovery offshore Gabon, based on new 3D seismic data processed last year.

Ocean Rig Athena to drill three wells offshore Senegal

FAR says the Cairn Energy-led partnership has contracted the drillship Ocean Rig Athena for three exploratory wells offshore Senegal.

Sterling confirms entry to offshore Mauritania block

Sterling Energy has completed acquisition of a 40.5% interest from operator Tullow in the production-sharing contract for block C-3 offshore Mauritania. 

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.

Polarcus looks at 3D seismic project offshore West Africa

Polarcus Ltd. (OSE: PLCS) has received a letter of intent from an undisclosed client for a 3D marine seismic project offshore West Africa using Polarcus’ RightBAND broadband data acquisition technique.

Alima starts Gambia 3D operation

Polarcus has begun acquiring 3D seismic over two blocks operated by Camac Energy Gambia.

Polarcus starts MSGB seismic survey off northwest Africa

Polarcus Ltd. has started a new 3D broadband multi-client project across the Mauritania-Senegal-Guinea-Bissau basin offshore northwest Africa. 

Woodside completing latest Pluto LNG tie-in offshore Australia

Woodside Petroleum says the first of two subsea installation campaigns has started for the Phase 1 Xena field development offshore Western Australia.

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.

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