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Drillship back on duty offshore Nigeria

Northern Offshore says the drillship Energy Searcher has resumed work on a contract offshore Nigeria.

CGG to begin seismic survey offshore Gabon

CGG has signed a multi-client data agreement with the Ministère du Pétrole et des Hydrocarbures of the Republic of Gabon to launch a new multi-client survey program to acquire 35,000 sq km (13,514 ...

Review identifies more oil at Otakipo offshore Nigeria

Lekoil has issued an update on resources at the Otakipo marginal field in oil mining lease (OML) 11 offshore Nigeria.

Drilling & Completion

Drillship back on duty offshore Nigeria

Northern Offshore says the drillship Energy Searcher has resumed work on a contract offshore Nigeria.

Ophir finds more success offshore Equatorial Guinea

Ophir Energy plc has made a gas discovery in its Silenus East-1 well in block R, offshore Equatorial Guinea.

Energy Searcher suspends drilling offshore Nigeria

Northern Offshore says its drillship Energy Searcher has experienced technical problems with control hoses to its BOP while on duty offshore Nigeria.

Field Development

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 disc...

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...

Afren lines up FPSO for Aje offshore Nigeria

Afren and its partners have secured approval for their plan to develop the Aje field offshore Nigeria.

Subsea

Saipem taps DOF Subsea for West Africa river crossings

DOF Subsea UK has started work on a contract offshore West Africa for Saipem.

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...

Afren lines up FPSO for Aje offshore Nigeria

Afren and its partners have secured approval for their plan to develop the Aje field offshore Nigeria.

Geology & Geophysics

CGG to begin seismic survey offshore Gabon

CGG has signed a multi-client data agreement with the Ministère du Pétrole et des Hydrocarbures of the Republic of Gabon to launch a new multi-client survey program to acquire 35,000 sq km (13,514 ...

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 t...

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.

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Pipeline & Transportation

Two more floaters to be installed in Santos basin

BG Group has provided an update on its offshore activity in its latest results statement.

Technip, Heerema land giant Kaombo SURF contract

Total E&P Angola has awarded the Technip/Heerema Marine Contractors (HMC) consortium a $3.5-billion contract for the deepwater Kaombo project in block 32 offshore Angola.

EMAS awarded subsea projects in Asia/Pacific and West Africa

EMAS has won subsea construction and offshore support contracts in Asia/Pacific and West Africa with a combined value exceeding $125 million, including options.

Production

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 disc...

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...

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.

Rigs/Vessels

Drillship back on duty offshore Nigeria

Northern Offshore says the drillship Energy Searcher has resumed work on a contract offshore Nigeria.

Ophir finds more success offshore Equatorial Guinea

Ophir Energy plc has made a gas discovery in its Silenus East-1 well in block R, offshore Equatorial Guinea.

Energy Searcher suspends drilling offshore Nigeria

Northern Offshore says its drillship Energy Searcher has experienced technical problems with control hoses to its BOP while on duty offshore Nigeria.