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Jubilee exporting gas to Ghana

Tullow Oil says oil production from the Jubilee field offshore Ghana averaged around 105,000 b/d during the first half of 2015.

Offshore Morocco partners continue drilling assessments

San Leon Energy says Genel’s well on the Sidi Moussa concession offshore Morocco last year recovered high-quality (26° API) oil from the Noor prospect.

African Petroleum negotiating Côte d’Ivoire farm-out agreement

African Petroleum has signed a binding joint bidding agreement with an unnamed oil and gas company whereby that company would get a 45% operated interest in African Petroleum’s production-sharing c...

Drilling & Completion

Orca contracts shallow-water rig for Songo Songo offshore Tanzania

Orca Exploration Group has started the first phase of the Songo Songo development program offshore Tanzania.

SOCO reviewing options for offshore Congo discovery

SOCO International is discussing commercialization options for its offshore Lidongo X Marine-101 exploration well with the Republic of Congo authorities.

Erin looks toward Oyo 7 production start offshore Nigeria

Erin Energy Corp. is completing operations to tie in the Oyo 7 well offshore Nigeria and expects to begin production in mid-June.

Field Development

Jubilee exporting gas to Ghana

Tullow Oil says oil production from the Jubilee field offshore Ghana averaged around 105,000 b/d during the first half of 2015.

Expro to engineer completions for next-phase Jubilee, TEN projects

Tullow Oil has awarded Expro contracts offshore Ghana with a total value of more than $100 million.

Aveon Offshore delivers subsea elements for deepwater Erha North

Aveon Offshore has completed fabrication and testing of supported manifold/suction piles for the Erha North Phase 2, and has loaded out these components.

Subsea

Jubilee exporting gas to Ghana

Tullow Oil says oil production from the Jubilee field offshore Ghana averaged around 105,000 b/d during the first half of 2015.

Expro to engineer completions for next-phase Jubilee, TEN projects

Tullow Oil has awarded Expro contracts offshore Ghana with a total value of more than $100 million.

Aveon Offshore delivers subsea elements for deepwater Erha North

Aveon Offshore has completed fabrication and testing of supported manifold/suction piles for the Erha North Phase 2, and has loaded out these components.

Geology & Geophysics

Erin looks toward Oyo 7 production start offshore Nigeria

Erin Energy Corp. is completing operations to tie in the Oyo 7 well offshore Nigeria and expects to begin production in mid-June.

Subsalt promise pushes technological development forward

Success begets success, and in the case of successful subsalt exploration and subsequent production, technology begets success, and that success drives even more technical advances.

Sterling backs into prospective offshore Mauritania block

Sterling Energy (AIM: SEY) has agreed to acquire a 13.5% interest from operator Tullow Energy in the block C-10 concession offshore Mauritania.

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Pipeline & Transportation

Exova to test, qualify Kaombo pipe

CRC-Evans Offshore has contracted Exova to provide pipeline material, welding, and AUT qualification testing for the Kaombo project offshore Angola. 

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. 

Production

Jubilee exporting gas to Ghana

Tullow Oil says oil production from the Jubilee field offshore Ghana averaged around 105,000 b/d during the first half of 2015.

ABB to power Cabaça compression/injection offshore Angola

Bumi Armada Berhad has commissioned ABB to supply electrification and automation systems for an FPSO on an Eni-operated oil field development offshore Angola.

Erin looks toward Oyo 7 production start offshore Nigeria

Erin Energy Corp. is completing operations to tie in the Oyo 7 well offshore Nigeria and expects to begin production in mid-June.

Rigs/Vessels

ABB to power Cabaça compression/injection offshore Angola

Bumi Armada Berhad has commissioned ABB to supply electrification and automation systems for an FPSO on an Eni-operated oil field development offshore Angola.

EMAS Offshore contracts vessels for West Africa

EMAS Offshore Ltd. has secured a $30-million contract as part of a larger project awarded to EMAS AMC for the charter of multiple vessels to an oil major offshore West Africa.

Strainstall to monitor Kaombo moorings

Bluewater Energy Services has commissioned monitoring equipment from Strainstall for Total’s deepwater Kaombo project offshore Angola.

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