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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.

Circle Oil updates drilling status offshore Tunisia

Circle Oil Plc has reported preliminary drilling results for the El Mediouni-1 (EMD-1) exploration well in the Mahdia permit, offshore Tunisia.

ABS to class first self-elevating liftboat built in Qatar

Nakilat-Keppel Offshore & Marine has selected ABS to class the first self-elevating liftboat unit ever to be built in Qatar.

Drilling & Completion

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.

Circle Oil updates drilling status offshore Tunisia

Circle Oil Plc has reported preliminary drilling results for the El Mediouni-1 (EMD-1) exploration well in the Mahdia permit, offshore Tunisia.

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...

Field Development

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.

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.

Subsea

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.

Shell starts up Bonga North West offshore Nigeria

Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Co. (SNEPCo) has produced first oil from the Bonga North West deepwater development.

Geology & Geophysics

Seismic data highlights potential play in Mizzen basin offshore Ireland

Fastnet Oil & Gas has issued updates on its exploration activities offshore Ireland and Morocco.

Mozambique gas play could extend to Comoros

ION Geoventures has completed acquiring an additional 2,330 km (1,448 mi) of 2D seismic for Bahari Resources and Discover Exploration offshore the Union of the Comoros.

First Etame jacket in place offshore Gabon

Vaalco Energy expects installation of two more production platforms to proceed as planned later this year on the Etame Marin block offshore Gabon.

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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

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.

Shell starts up Bonga North West offshore Nigeria

Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Co. (SNEPCo) has produced first oil from the Bonga North West deepwater development.

Rigs/Vessels

ABS to class first self-elevating liftboat built in Qatar

Nakilat-Keppel Offshore & Marine has selected ABS to class the first self-elevating liftboat unit ever to be built in Qatar.

FPU count on the rise

Inventory of floating production systems is on the rise, reaching 264 units, according to the Energy Maritime Associates (EMA).

Seadrill secures commitment for newbuild drillship

Seadrill Ltd, in cooperation with indigenous partner Field Offshore Design Engineering Nigeria Ltd, has secured a contract with Esso Exploration and Production Nigeria Ltd to use the newbuild ultra...