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BMT to monitor Egina risers offshore Nigeria

Saipem has contracted BMT Scientific Marine Services to supply the riser integrity monitoring systems for Total’s deepwater Egina development, 150 km (93 mi) offshore Nigeria. 

VAALCO, Sonangol secure offshore Angola license extension

VAALCO Energy has entered into the subsequent exploration phase on block 5 offshore Angola with partner Sonangol P&P.

Cairn starts drilling second Senegal deepwater well

Cairn Energy says the semisubmersible Cajun Express has re-entered SNE-1, the second deepwater well in its exploration program offshore Senegal. 

Drilling & Completion

VAALCO, Sonangol secure offshore Angola license extension

VAALCO Energy has entered into the subsequent exploration phase on block 5 offshore Angola with partner Sonangol P&P.

Cairn starts drilling second Senegal deepwater well

Cairn Energy says the semisubmersible Cajun Express has re-entered SNE-1, the second deepwater well in its exploration program offshore Senegal. 

Weather slows Ebok facilities expansion off Nigeria

Afren has issued an update on its development and exploration campaigns offshore West and East Africa.

Field Development

BMT to monitor Egina risers offshore Nigeria

Saipem has contracted BMT Scientific Marine Services to supply the riser integrity monitoring systems for Total’s deepwater Egina development, 150 km (93 mi) offshore Nigeria. 

Weather slows Ebok facilities expansion off Nigeria

Afren has issued an update on its development and exploration campaigns offshore West and East Africa.

KD consortium wins offshore Mozambique FLNG FEED

Eni East Africa has contracted the KD consortium of KBR and Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering for front-end engineering and design (FEED) for an FLNG facility.

Subsea

BMT to monitor Egina risers offshore Nigeria

Saipem has contracted BMT Scientific Marine Services to supply the riser integrity monitoring systems for Total’s deepwater Egina development, 150 km (93 mi) offshore Nigeria. 

KD consortium wins offshore Mozambique FLNG FEED

Eni East Africa has contracted the KD consortium of KBR and Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering for front-end engineering and design (FEED) for an FLNG facility.

Trelleborg delivers flow assurance to Erha North offshore Nigeria for Subsea 7

Trelleborg’s offshore operation has secured a contract from Subsea 7 to supply its high-temperature thermal insulation material for Phase 2 of the Erha North project, Nigeria.

Geology & Geophysics

Weather slows Ebok facilities expansion off Nigeria

Afren has issued an update on its development and exploration campaigns offshore West and East Africa.

Eco Atlantic acquires 2D seismic survey offshore Namibia

Eco (Atlantic) Oil & Gas Ltd. has acquired two previously shot 2D seismic surveys totaling 2,922 line km (1,816 line mi) on its Sharon block 2213 A&B in the Walvis basin offshore Namibia, o...

Ophir extends 3D seismic survey to include frontier blocks offshore Gabon

Ophir Energy has signed exploration and production-sharing contracts for two ultra-deepwater blocks offshore Gabon.

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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

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 offsh...

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 disc...

Rigs/Vessels

Jurong to assist MODEC on TEN FPSO

MODEC Offshore Production Systems has contracted Jurong Shipyard for work on the FPSO that will serve the deepwater TEN project offshore Ghana.

KD consortium wins offshore Mozambique FLNG FEED

Eni East Africa has contracted the KD consortium of KBR and Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering for front-end engineering and design (FEED) for an FLNG facility.

Keppel wins block 15/06 East Hub floater conversion

Keppel Offshore & Marine has won two offshore vessel construction contracts with a combined value of $153 million.