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Oil & Gas Production: Africa

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.

2H to engineer Kaombo risers

Heerema Marine Contractors has named 2H Offshore to engineering the hybrid risers for Total’s Kaombo block 32 project offshore Angola.

Shell starts up Bonga North West offshore Nigeria

Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Co. (SNEPCo) has produced first oil from the Bonga North West deepwater development.

CAMAC Energy discovers additional pay in Oyo field

CAMAC Energy Inc. encountered four new oil and gas reservoirs in a development well on the Oyo field.

Eni discovers gas and condensates offshore Gabon

Eni has made a gas and condensates discovery in the Nyonie Deep exploration prospect on block D4, 13 km (5 mi) from the coast of Gabon and 50 km (19 mi) from the capital city of Libreville.

 

Tullow on course for goals offshore Ghana

Tullow Oil has issued an update on its various programs offshore West Africa and South America.

Hess updates offshore operations

Hess Corp. recently reported operational highlights for 2Q 2014.

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