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OWA 2015: Sustainable development in the Nigerian oil and gas sector

Akintayo Blessing, business development executive of Richardson Oil and Gas Ltd., will discuss the need for community participation in the design, monitoring, and execution of community projects in...

Lekoil revises Otakikpo oil reserves offshore Nigeria

Lekoil (AIM: LEK) has received an addendum to the Competent Persons Report on the Otakikpo marginal field by AGR TRACS International Ltd. 

OWA 2015: SPDC employs new index system to measure and improve corporate social responsibility

Nedo Osayande, general manager of Shell Petroleum Development Co., will contend that a business case and justification for continued support for CSR initiatives require some evidence that demonstra...

Drilling & Completion

Lekoil revises Otakikpo oil reserves offshore Nigeria

Lekoil (AIM: LEK) has received an addendum to the Competent Persons Report on the Otakikpo marginal field by AGR TRACS International Ltd. 

Cup-seal packer enhances sand control in open-hole wells

In the high-stakes deepwater market, innovations that allow operators to move beyond conventional completion systems to deliver wells economically and reliably with long-term performance are essent...

Cairn to focus on North Sea, northwest Africa drilling

Cairn Energy has outlined its offshore exploration plans for 2015.

Field Development

Lekoil revises Otakikpo oil reserves offshore Nigeria

Lekoil (AIM: LEK) has received an addendum to the Competent Persons Report on the Otakikpo marginal field by AGR TRACS International Ltd. 

Gas exports, more oil flow from Jubilee offshore Ghana

Tullow Oil says the deepwater Jubilee field offshore Ghana exceeded its production target last year, averaging 102,000 b/d of oil.

SBM Offshore readies N’Goma FPSO offshore Angola

SBM Offshore has received formal production readiness notice (PRN) for the N’Goma FPSO from Eni for the block 15/06 West Hub development offshore Angola.

Subsea

FMC nets deepwater Angola production order

Eni Angola has commissioned FMC Technologies to supply subsea production systems for the deepwater block 15/06 East Hub development.

FMC Technologies awarded subsea systems contract offshore Nigeria

FMC Technologies Inc. has received an order from Star Deep Water Petroleum Ltd. (a Chevron company), operator of the Agbami field, to provide subsea equipment for operations in the Agbami field, of...

Chemical remedial sand control using the subsea flowline succeeds

Sand production is a major concern to the industry and is more critical today, especially in offshore environments where tolerance to sand production is low. Sand influx into the wellbore may lead ...

Geology & Geophysics

SeaBird to do 2D seismic survey offshore West Africa

SeaBird Exploration Plc has signed a letter of intent for a $1.3-million 2D seismic survey in West Africa.

 

 

Nabirm plans 2D seismic survey offshore Namibia

Nabirm Energy Services says it is planning a 2D seismic survey in license block 2113A in the Walvis basin offshore Namibia. 

Perenco contracts Polarcus for Gabon 3D survey

Polarcus has signed a Letter of Intent with Perenco Oil & Gas Gabon for a 3D marine seismic survey offshore West Africa.

 

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Pipeline & Transportation

In-line inspections guide offshore field management decisions

Assessing the working condition of aging offshore pipelines is a challenging process made more complicated by their location on the seafloor and limited access points. An operator off the coast of ...

Shell commissions replacement oil pipeline offshore Gabon

Shell Gabon has awarded Van Oord an engineering, procurement, and construction contract to replace a dual 10-km (6.2-mi) long oil export pipeline. 

Two more floaters to be installed in Santos basin

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

Production

Gas exports, more oil flow from Jubilee offshore Ghana

Tullow Oil says the deepwater Jubilee field offshore Ghana exceeded its production target last year, averaging 102,000 b/d of oil.

SBM Offshore readies N’Goma FPSO offshore Angola

SBM Offshore has received formal production readiness notice (PRN) for the N’Goma FPSO from Eni for the block 15/06 West Hub development offshore Angola.

Total achieves flare-out at Ofon Phase 2 offshore Nigeria

Total has completed the flare-out of the shallow-water Ofon field offshore Nigeria in Oil Mining Lease (OML) 102.

Rigs/Vessels

SBM Offshore readies N’Goma FPSO offshore Angola

SBM Offshore has received formal production readiness notice (PRN) for the N’Goma FPSO from Eni for the block 15/06 West Hub development offshore Angola.

Northern Offshore terminates contract with Oceanic in Nigeria

Northern Offshore Ltd. has issued a notice of drilling contract termination to Oceanic Consultants Nigeria Ltd. for the Energy Searcher.

Eni extends contract for Ocean Rig Poseidon

Ocean Rig UDW Inc. has agreed to extend Eni Angola S.p.A.’s contract for the drillship Ocean Rig Poseidon for a further year until 2Q 2017.