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Ophir goes to Golar for Fortuna FLNG vessel

Ophir Energy has signed a binding heads of terms for a chartering and operating services agreement with Golar LNG.

Erin Energy starts oil production offshore Nigeria

Erin Energy Corp. has started production from the Oyo-8 well in OML 120 offshore Nigeria.

Senegal partners consider further deepwater wells

Cairn Energy, ConocoPhillips, FAR and state-owned Petrosen have approved a first-phase work program and budget to evaluate last year’s deepwater SNE-1 and FAN-1 oil discoveries offshore Senegal.&nb...

Drilling & Completion

Erin Energy starts oil production offshore Nigeria

Erin Energy Corp. has started production from the Oyo-8 well in OML 120 offshore Nigeria.

Latest Ebok platform offshore Nigeria nears commissioning

Afren is looking to sustain its wide-ranging development and exploration programs offshore Africa, despite the company’s current financial difficulties.

ConocoPhillips scores gas in deepwater well off Angola

ConocoPhillips' (NYSE: COP) Omosi-1 deepwater exploration well in block 37 offshore Angola in the Kwanza basin has been drilled to a TD of 20,666 ft (6,299 m). 

Field Development

Latest Ebok platform offshore Nigeria nears commissioning

Afren is looking to sustain its wide-ranging development and exploration programs offshore Africa, despite the company’s current financial difficulties.

TEN project cleared to proceed following maritime dispute ruling

Côte d’Ivoire has failed to block exploration and development in a disputed maritime zone shared by neighboring Ghana, according to Tullow Oil.

Heerema calls on Applus RTD for Kaombo development testing

Applus RTD has won a contract from Heerema Marine Contractors as part of the Kaombo development offshore Angola.

Subsea

Ophir goes to Golar for Fortuna FLNG vessel

Ophir Energy has signed a binding heads of terms for a chartering and operating services agreement with Golar LNG.

OTC 2015: Doris updates subsea projects offshore Angola

Doris Engineering has been involved in one major expansion/upgrade program and studies for three new field developments offshore Angola. Company officials, exhibiting at this year’s Offshore Techno...

ExxonMobil flows production at Kizomba satellites ahead of schedule

ExxonMobil Corp. announced that its subsidiary, Esso Exploratoin Angola Ltd., has started oil production ahead of schedule at the Kizomba Satellites Phase 2 project offshore Angola.

Geology & Geophysics

Senegal partners consider further deepwater wells

Cairn Energy, ConocoPhillips, FAR and state-owned Petrosen have approved a first-phase work program and budget to evaluate last year’s deepwater SNE-1 and FAN-1 oil discoveries offshore Senegal.&nb...

CGG starts 3D seismic survey for Sterling offshore Madagascar

Sterling Energy (AIM: SEY) says a 1,250-sq km (482-sq mi) 3D seismic survey is under way over the Ambilobe block offshore Madagascar.

Chariot reviews offshore Morocco operations after Woodside declines Rabat Deep operatorship

In a review of its offshore Morocco operations, Chariot Oil and Gas Ltd. (LON:CHAR) said that Woodside has elected not to take operatorship and fund the drilling of an exploration well in the Rabat...

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Pipeline & Transportation

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. 

Two more floaters to be installed in Santos basin

BG Group has provided an update on its offshore activity in its latest results statement.

Production

Ophir goes to Golar for Fortuna FLNG vessel

Ophir Energy has signed a binding heads of terms for a chartering and operating services agreement with Golar LNG.

Erin Energy starts oil production offshore Nigeria

Erin Energy Corp. has started production from the Oyo-8 well in OML 120 offshore Nigeria.

ExxonMobil flows production at Kizomba satellites ahead of schedule

ExxonMobil Corp. announced that its subsidiary, Esso Exploratoin Angola Ltd., has started oil production ahead of schedule at the Kizomba Satellites Phase 2 project offshore Angola.

Rigs/Vessels

Ophir goes to Golar for Fortuna FLNG vessel

Ophir Energy has signed a binding heads of terms for a chartering and operating services agreement with Golar LNG.

Yinson Genesis to get Kongsberg electrical, instrument, telecom equipment

Kongsberg Maritime has been selected to supply a complete electrical, instrument, and telecom solution for the new Yinson Production (West Africa) Pte Ltd. FPSO, Yinson Genesis

InterMoor completes mooring replacement project offshore Equatorial Guinea

InterMoor Inc. has replaced components in an FPU mooring system offshore Equatorial Guinea on schedule.

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