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Sea Trucks finances completion of Jascon 18 vessel

Sea Trucks Group Ltd. has secured $130 million in financing to complete construction of the Jascon 18 vessel.

 

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.

Ebola threat may hit oil and gas E&P offshore West Africa

Consultants GlobalData reports oil and gas exploration and production in parts of West Africa are under increasing risk due to the failure to contain the Ebola virus.

Drilling & Completion

Statoil to P&A first Kwanza basin wildcat offshore Angola

Statoil has failed to find hydrocarbons with its first presalt well in the Kwanza basin offshore Angola.

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.

Oil samples recovered in FAN-1 exploration well offshore Senegal

FAR Ltd has recovered oil samples from the FAN-1 exploration well being drilled offshore Senegal by FAR and its joint venture partners Cairn Energy PLC (operator), ConocoPhillips, and Petrosen.

Field Development

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.

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 suppl...

Bureau Veritas to class and certify Kaombo FPSOs

Saipem has awarded Bureau Veritas a contract to provide classification and certification services for the two Kaombo FPSOs offshore Angola.

Subsea

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.

ONS 2014: ACE Winches launches new RDS technology

ACE Winches has launched its new Reel Drive Systems (RDS) technology at ONS Stavanger this week.

 

Subsea market looks rosy through 2018

The future of subsea oil and gas operations is sound says Infield.

Geology & Geophysics

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.

Dolphin starts 3D seismic survey offshore Senegal

Dolphin Geophysical commenced a 7,000-sq km (2,703-sq mi) SHarp Broadband 3D seismic survey offshore Senegal for Kosmos Energy.

African Petroleum provides operational update

African Petroleum Corp. has provided an operational update on its West African exploration portfolio.

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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

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 suppl...

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.

Rigs/Vessels

Sea Trucks finances completion of Jascon 18 vessel

Sea Trucks Group Ltd. has secured $130 million in financing to complete construction of the Jascon 18 vessel.

 

Dolphin starts 3D seismic survey offshore Senegal

Dolphin Geophysical commenced a 7,000-sq km (2,703-sq mi) SHarp Broadband 3D seismic survey offshore Senegal for Kosmos Energy.

Atwood Oceanics takes delivery of Atwood Achiever

Atwood Oceanics Inc. reports the delivery of the Atwood Achiever from the Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. Ltd. (DSME) shipyard in South Korea.