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Total discovers oil in deepwater offshore Ivory Coast

The Total-operated Saphir-1XB exploration well on block CI-514 has proved the presence of liquid hydrocarbons in the deep offshore west of Ivory Coast.

Oil exploration drilling begins offshore Senegal

Drilling is under way on exploration well FAN-1 offshore Senegal, in which FAR Ltd. (ASX: FAR) holds a 15% interest.

Field life-extension measures under way offshore Tunisia

PA Resources is close to finalizing a target for the Elyssa 4 appraisal well offshore Tunisia.

Drilling & Completion

Total discovers oil in deepwater offshore Ivory Coast

The Total-operated Saphir-1XB exploration well on block CI-514 has proved the presence of liquid hydrocarbons in the deep offshore west of Ivory Coast.

Oil exploration drilling begins offshore Senegal

Drilling is under way on exploration well FAN-1 offshore Senegal, in which FAR Ltd. (ASX: FAR) holds a 15% interest.

Field life-extension measures under way offshore Tunisia

PA Resources is close to finalizing a target for the Elyssa 4 appraisal well offshore Tunisia.

Field Development

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.

Diega field set to go to development offshore Equatorial Guinea

A long-term drillstem test has been completed on the Diega oil field in block I off Equatorial Guinea.

Saipem to convert two FPSOs for Kaombo offshore Angola

Total has contracted Saipem to provide two FPSOs for the Kaombo project in block 32 offshore Angola.

Subsea

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.

Aker Solutions nets Kaombo subsea production spread

Total has awarded Aker Solutions a $2.34-billion contract for a subsea production system at the newly launched Kaombo project in block 32 offshore Angola.

Total gets go-ahead for ultra-deepwater Kaombo project offshore Angola

Total and its partners in block 32 offshore Angola have committed to the $16-billion ultra-deepwater Kaombo development project.

Geology & Geophysics

Exploration programs begin in northwest Indian Ocean

The arrival of Russian seismic survey vessel Akademik Fersman in Port Victoria, Seychelles, over the weekend is further evidence of petrochemical companies' interest in the northwest Indian Ocean.

PCL completes extensive 3D seismic survey in EL 0037 offshore Namibia

Pancontinental Oil & Gas NL reports that an extensive 3D seismic survey is now complete within its offshore acreage in license area EL 0037 offshore Namibia, southwest Africa.

BG terminates discovery well offshore Kenya

The drillship Deepsea Metro 1 has P&A’d the Sunbird-1 discovery well in block 10A offshore southern Kenya.

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Pipeline & Transportation

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.

Subsea brownfield architecture requires adaptation, compromise

For more than a decade, deepwater fields have been in production offshore West Africa.

Production

GE-GLS deliver first subsea equipment

The GE-GLS Oil & Gas Angola Ltd. joint venture has delivered its first subsea equipment.

GLOBAL DATA

This month, Infield Systems examines forecast capex in frontier Africa.

HFG Polska begins fabricating Alba B3 compressor platform

Heerema Fabrication Group is fabricating the Alba field B3 compression platform project for operator Marathon E.G. Production Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marathon Oil Corp., with its project...

Rigs/Vessels

Saipem to convert two FPSOs for Kaombo offshore Angola

Total has contracted Saipem to provide two FPSOs for the Kaombo project in block 32 offshore Angola.

Topaz Faye to support production operations offshore West Africa

Topaz Energy and Marine has secured an 18-month contract offshore West Africa for its newbuild DP-2 platform supply vessel Topaz Faye.

Bumi Armada receives LOI for FPSO work offshore Angola

Oilfield services provider Bumi Armada Berhad has received a letter of intent from eni Angola SpA, a wholly owned subsidiary of eni SpA, in which Eni Angola has stated its intention to award a cont...