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FMC commissions subsea equipment for Bonga North West offshore Nigeria

FMC Technologies Inc. has commissioned its first subsea production tree built entirely in Nigeria. 

Ghana gives ENI the OK for $6 billion offshore gas project

Ghana’s government has given ENI the final green light to develop gas resources in the offshore Cape Three Points block, expected to begin production in 2017, Reuters reported.

Jubilee onshore gas link in place

Tullow Oil says the connection between the Jubilee FPSO and the Ghana National Gas Corp. onshore gas processing facility is complete.

Afren updates offshore Nigeria operations

Afren has issued an update on its operations offshore Nigeria.

Yinka-led group takes FID on Aje oil field offshore Nigeria

A group led by Lagos-based independent Yinka Folawiyo Petroleum Co. Ltd. has taken a final investment decision (FID) to develop the $220-million first phase of the Aje shallow-water oil field offshore western Nigeria.

LADOL, Samsung start work on Nigerian vessel yard

LADOL and Samsung Heavy Industries will mark the ground-breaking of what is scheduled to become West Africa’s largest vessel fabrication and integration yard.

Eni reports new oil discovery offshore Angola

Eni has made a new oil discovery in block 15/06, in the Ochigufu exploration prospect, in deep water offshore Angola. Oghigufu is the 10th commercial oil discovery made in block 15/06. The new discovery is estimated to contain 300 MMbbl of oil in place.

Riser towers deployed for second block 17 deepwater project

In June, Total started production from CLOV, its fourth large-scale deepwater development in block 17 offshore Angola. The basic concept follows the previous three models, with produced oil and gas routed via a network of subsea wells and interlinked flowlines to a spread-moored FPSO. CLOV is the second project after Girassol to connect the risers to the FPSO via hybrid riser towers designed and supplied by Subsea 7, the sole specialist in this technology.

FES completes DBSC project for West African CLOV field development

FES International, a global provider of fluid transfer systems, has completed a $4 million project to design and manufacture 19 diverless bend stiffener connectors (DBSCs) for NOV/Subsea 7.

Mzia well test supports potential hub development offshore Tanzania

BG Group plc reports that results from a recently completed second drillstem test on the Mzia discovery in block 1 offshore southern Tanzania provided further support for a hub development to supply a potential onshore LNG project.

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