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Drilling resumes on FAN-1 well offshore Senegal

FAR Ltd reports that drilling has resumed on the FAN-1 well offshore Senegal, following a modification to the Senegal drilling program to incorporate maintenance.

Albatross top prospect in license offshore Namibia

Seismic surveys earlier this year in the EL 0037 permit offshore Namibia have identified at least four prospects, according to partner Pancontinental Oil and Gas NL.

Sirius raises funds for Ororo well offshore Nigeria

Sirius Petroleum has conditionally raised about $20 million via a share placing for an exploration program offshore Nigeria.

Drilling & Completion

Drilling resumes on FAN-1 well offshore Senegal

FAR Ltd reports that drilling has resumed on the FAN-1 well offshore Senegal, following a modification to the Senegal drilling program to incorporate maintenance.

Sirius raises funds for Ororo well offshore Nigeria

Sirius Petroleum has conditionally raised about $20 million via a share placing for an exploration program offshore Nigeria.

AGR secures contract for Hunt Oil operation offshore Benin

AGR has been awarded a contract to provide well project management services to Hunt Oil for the drilling of one exploration well plus one future option well located offshore Benin.

Field Development

Harvest targets FPSO for presalt Dussafu oil development offshore Gabon

Harvest Natural Resources has signed a declaration of commerciality with the Gabonese Republic (Gabon) for the Dussafu block offshore Gabon.

More ESPs possible for Didon wells offshore Tunisia

Installation of the first electrical submersible pump (ESP) in the Didon field offshore Tunisia is expected to start later this month, according to partner PA Resources (PAR).

Eni and partners reach milestone offshore Angola

Eni and its partners have met a key milestone toward first oil of West Hub development project. The N’Goma FPSO is set to sail to the offshore site block 15/06 in Angola to begin mooring and hook-u...

Subsea

Fugro opens new facility in Angola

To accommodate the future needs of the rapidly growing Angola offshore oil and gas industry, Fugro has opened its new facility in the SONILS Oil Service Centre in Luanda.

Infield sees subsea market growth over next five years

The “Global Perspectives Subsea Market Report to 2018” by Infield predicts that capex in the segment will grow by 6.72% over the time span.

Wood Group Kenny wins subsea contract in Ghana

Wood Group Kenny has been awarded an engineering services contract to support Tullow Ghana Ltd and its partners through the execution phase of the Tweneboa, Enyenra, and Ntomme (TEN) project, offsh...

Geology & Geophysics

Albatross top prospect in license offshore Namibia

Seismic surveys earlier this year in the EL 0037 permit offshore Namibia have identified at least four prospects, according to partner Pancontinental Oil and Gas NL.

Harvest targets FPSO for presalt Dussafu oil development offshore Gabon

Harvest Natural Resources has signed a declaration of commerciality with the Gabonese Republic (Gabon) for the Dussafu block offshore Gabon.

Sterling considers drilling options offshore Madagascar

Sterling Energy has secured an extension to September 2015 for Phase 2 of the Ambilobe production-sharing contract (PSC) offshore Madagascar.

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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

Drilling resumes on FAN-1 well offshore Senegal

FAR Ltd reports that drilling has resumed on the FAN-1 well offshore Senegal, following a modification to the Senegal drilling program to incorporate maintenance.

N’Goma FPSO sails for block 15/06 offshore Angola

The newly named N’Goma FPSO, which arrived just over a month ago in Angola, has now sailed for the Eni-operated offshore block 15/06, where mooring operations by the SBM Installer vessel will take ...

More ESPs possible for Didon wells offshore Tunisia

Installation of the first electrical submersible pump (ESP) in the Didon field offshore Tunisia is expected to start later this month, according to partner PA Resources (PAR).

Rigs/Vessels

N’Goma FPSO sails for block 15/06 offshore Angola

The newly named N’Goma FPSO, which arrived just over a month ago in Angola, has now sailed for the Eni-operated offshore block 15/06, where mooring operations by the SBM Installer vessel will take ...

Sembawang Shipyard to convert Kaombo deepwater floaters

Saipem France has contracted Sembawang Shipyard to convert two VLCCs to turret-moored FPSOs for the Total-operated Kaombo project, 150 km (93 mi) offshore Angola.

Polarcus mobilizes for Statoil offshore Norway

The Polarcus Asima has mobilized for two 4D surveys for Statoil, in the Norwegian and Barents seas, following a winter campaign in West Africa, where the seismic vessel completed a series of 12 str...