Geology & Geophysics: Africa

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.

Subsalt promise pushes technological development forward

Success begets success, and in the case of successful subsalt exploration and subsequent production, technology begets success, and that success drives even more technical advances.

Sterling backs into prospective offshore Mauritania block

Sterling Energy (AIM: SEY) has agreed to acquire a 13.5% interest from operator Tullow Energy in the block C-10 concession offshore Mauritania.

Sterling starts processing offshore Madagascar 3D seismic data

CGG Services has completed a 1,110-sq km (425-sq mi) 3D seismic survey over part of the Ambilobe block offshore Madagascar.


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Anadarko’s decommissioning of the first-ever cell spar in the Gulf of Mexico

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Offshore Design Optioneering using Cloud Computing

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

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