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Geology & Geophysics: Africa

Global deepwater developments: real supply additions or just fighting decline?

Deepwater developments have long been touted as one of the most important sources of new oil and gas production. However, production levels have been relatively flat over the last four years, and the historic high is still the 7.2 MMboe/d set back in 2010. So what is going on? Where are these deepwater projects being developed? Is the activity going forward enough to produce results beyond that of just battling decline, or is it time to revise the former positive outlook for the deepwater giants?

CGG nets quartet of 3D marine seismic contracts

CGG has agreed to 3D seismic acquisition of four major surveys using its BroadSeis with BroadSource, marine broadband technology.

Dolphin starts 3D seismic survey offshore Senegal

Dolphin Geophysical commenced a 7,000-sq km (2,703-sq mi) SHarp Broadband 3D seismic survey offshore Senegal for Kosmos Energy.

African Petroleum provides operational update

African Petroleum Corp. has provided an operational update on its West African exploration portfolio.

Aminex to commission deepwater Nyuni 3D seismic survey offshore Tanzania

Aminex and its partners plan to focus their efforts on the deepwater portion of the Nyuni Area PSA offshore Tanzania following a detailed technical review.

AziNam increases stake in license offshore Namibia

AziNam says a new license has been issued for blocks 2312A&B and 2412A&B offshore Namibia.

Seismic data highlights potential play in Mizzen basin offshore Ireland

Fastnet Oil & Gas has issued updates on its exploration activities offshore Ireland and Morocco.

Mozambique gas play could extend to Comoros

ION Geoventures has completed acquiring an additional 2,330 km (1,448 mi) of 2D seismic for Bahari Resources and Discover Exploration offshore the Union of the Comoros.

First Etame jacket in place offshore Gabon

Vaalco Energy expects installation of two more production platforms to proceed as planned later this year on the Etame Marin block offshore Gabon.

Study to review Lake Albert drilling needs

The Fleurette Group subsidiary Oil of DRCongo has updated its analysis of two blocks in Lake Albert.

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