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Sterling confirms entry to offshore Mauritania block

Sterling Energy has completed acquisition of a 40.5% interest from operator Tullow in the production-sharing contract for block C-3 offshore Mauritania. 

Rosneft/ExxonMobil pitch for licenses offshore Mozambique

Rosneft subsidiary RN-Exploration and ExxonMobil have filed joint bids to participate in Mozambique’s fifth license round, organized by the country’s Instituto Nacional de Petróleo.

Otakikpo project offshore Nigeria scheduled for 3Q start-up

Lekoil has issued an update regarding operational activity at the Otakikpo marginal field.

Drilling & Completion

TEN on target for mid-2016 start-up offshore Ghana

Tullow Oil says its three-field TEN development project offshore Ghana is around 65% complete and on schedule for first oil in mid-2016.

Pura Vida continues drilling MZ-1 wildcat; no oil shows so far

Pura Vida Energy NL (ASX: PVD) continues drilling the MZ-1 exploration well offshore Morocco after reaching a depth of 4,653 m (15,265 ft) within the Lower Cretaceous and finding no indication of a...

Rowan Companies sells two jackups, enters into multiple contracts

Rowan Companies has provided an update on its fleet status. 

Field Development

Otakikpo project offshore Nigeria scheduled for 3Q start-up

Lekoil has issued an update regarding operational activity at the Otakikpo marginal field.

TEN on target for mid-2016 start-up offshore Ghana

Tullow Oil says its three-field TEN development project offshore Ghana is around 65% complete and on schedule for first oil in mid-2016.

Chinguetti partners look at decommissioning options

Sterling Energy says oil production from the Chinguetti field offshore Mauritania has declined this year, in line with projections.

Subsea

TEN on target for mid-2016 start-up offshore Ghana

Tullow Oil says its three-field TEN development project offshore Ghana is around 65% complete and on schedule for first oil in mid-2016.

Incremental Dalia field goes onstream offshore Angola

Total has started production from the Phase 1A development of the deepwater Dalia field in block 17, 135 km (84 mi) offshore Angola.

Woodside completing latest Pluto LNG tie-in offshore Australia

Woodside Petroleum says the first of two subsea installation campaigns has started for the Phase 1 Xena field development offshore Western Australia.

Geology & Geophysics

Sterling confirms entry to offshore Mauritania block

Sterling Energy has completed acquisition of a 40.5% interest from operator Tullow in the production-sharing contract for block C-3 offshore Mauritania. 

TEN on target for mid-2016 start-up offshore Ghana

Tullow Oil says its three-field TEN development project offshore Ghana is around 65% complete and on schedule for first oil in mid-2016.

Polarcus looks at 3D seismic project offshore West Africa

Polarcus Ltd. (OSE: PLCS) has received a letter of intent from an undisclosed client for a 3D marine seismic project offshore West Africa using Polarcus’ RightBAND broadband data acquisition techni...

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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

Otakikpo project offshore Nigeria scheduled for 3Q start-up

Lekoil has issued an update regarding operational activity at the Otakikpo marginal field.

TEN on target for mid-2016 start-up offshore Ghana

Tullow Oil says its three-field TEN development project offshore Ghana is around 65% complete and on schedule for first oil in mid-2016.

More wells go online at Greater Plutonio offshore Angola

BP has started production from its deepwater Greater Plutonio Phase III project offshore Angola.

Rigs/Vessels

Otakikpo project offshore Nigeria scheduled for 3Q start-up

Lekoil has issued an update regarding operational activity at the Otakikpo marginal field.

FLNG capex to reach $58.3 billion to 2021

Capex for FLNG vessels is estimated by Douglas-Westwood to reach $35.5 billion during 2015-2021.

Rowan Companies sells two jackups, enters into multiple contracts

Rowan Companies has provided an update on its fleet status. 

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