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Ophir finds deepwater gas in Tende offshore Tanzania

Ophir Energy says the drillship Deepsea Metro I has discovered gas while drilling the Tende-1 well in the East Pande block offshore Tanzania.

Cairn to P&A deepwater oil discovery well offshore Senegal

Cairn Energy says operations have finished on the recent deepwater SNE-1 oil discovery well off Senegal, with planning under way for appraisal next year.

Sonangol, Eni to review Lower Congo gas options

Sonangol Chairman Francisco de Lemos Maria and Eni CEO Claudio Descalzi have signed an agreement on future cooperation activities in Angola.

Drilling & Completion

Ophir finds deepwater gas in Tende offshore Tanzania

Ophir Energy says the drillship Deepsea Metro I has discovered gas while drilling the Tende-1 well in the East Pande block offshore Tanzania.

Cairn to P&A deepwater oil discovery well offshore Senegal

Cairn Energy says operations have finished on the recent deepwater SNE-1 oil discovery well off Senegal, with planning under way for appraisal next year.

Vaalco prepares to spud Kindele well offshore Angola

Vaalco Energy says the semisubmersible Transocean Celtic Sea should start drilling the first exploration well next month on the Kindele prospect offshore Angola.

Field Development

Vallourec to supply tubular solutions for Kaombo offshore Angola

Vallourec has received a contract to supply premium tubes and connections for the ultra-deepwater Kaombo field off Angola. 

Jubilee onshore gas link in place

Tullow Oil says the connection between the Jubilee FPSO and the Ghana National Gas Corp. onshore gas processing facility is complete.

BMT extends Kizomba role to TLP monitoring

Esso Angola has contracted BMT Scientific Marine Services to provide maintenance services for monitoring systems on the two Kizomba TLPs. 

Subsea

GE Oil & Gas fabricates subsea wellheads in Nigeria

After nearly four years of planning and investing more than $4.5 million in facilities, recruitment, and training, GE Oil & Gas has added the capability to fabricate subsea wellheads in Nigeria.

Jubilee onshore gas link in place

Tullow Oil says the connection between the Jubilee FPSO and the Ghana National Gas Corp. onshore gas processing facility is complete.

Ceona wins two contracts for work offshore Nigeria

Ceona has received two new contracts worth more than $30 million offshore Nigeria.

Geology & Geophysics

Multiclient seismic data offshore Mozambique now available

Schlumberger reports the availability of its multiclient seismic survey offshore Mozambique. The multiclient seismic data, offered in collaboration with Mozambique’s Institute of National Petroleum...

Weather slows Ebok facilities expansion off Nigeria

Afren has issued an update on its development and exploration campaigns offshore West and East Africa.

Eco Atlantic acquires 2D seismic survey offshore Namibia

Eco (Atlantic) Oil & Gas Ltd. has acquired two previously shot 2D seismic surveys totaling 2,922 line km (1,816 line mi) on its Sharon block 2213 A&B in the Walvis basin offshore Namibia, o...

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Pipeline & Transportation

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.

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.

Production

Jubilee onshore gas link in place

Tullow Oil says the connection between the Jubilee FPSO and the Ghana National Gas Corp. onshore gas processing facility is complete.

Afren updates offshore Nigeria operations

Afren has issued an update on its operations offshore Nigeria.

Yinka-led group takes FID on Aje oil field offshore Nigeria

A group led by Lagos-based independent Yinka Folawiyo Petroleum Co. Ltd. has taken a final investment decision (FID) to develop the $220-million first phase of the Aje shallow-water oil field offsh...

Rigs/Vessels

Sea Trucks wins contract award with Oriental/Afren/Addax

Sea Trucks Group reports the award of a second installation contract for a development in Nigeria to West African Ventures, Sea Trucks’ principal Nigerian business.

Ceona wins two contracts for work offshore Nigeria

Ceona has received two new contracts worth more than $30 million offshore Nigeria.

Jurong to assist MODEC on TEN FPSO

MODEC Offshore Production Systems has contracted Jurong Shipyard for work on the FPSO that will serve the deepwater TEN project offshore Ghana.