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Woodside to explore ultra-deepwaters offshore Morocco

Woodside has contracted to explore offshore Morocco in the Rabat Ultra Deep Offshore area.

JDR wins deepwater West Africa umbilical order

Royal Niger Emerging Technologies, a Nigerian oil and gas service company, has awarded JDR a fasttrack contract supporting the West African Abo project for the manufacture of a 1.55-km (1-mi) hybri...

FMC commissions subsea equipment for Bonga North West offshore Nigeria

FMC Technologies Inc. has commissioned its first subsea production tree built entirely in Nigeria. 

Drilling & Completion

Statoil releases rig after dry holes offshore Angola

Statoil has terminated its contract for the drilling rig Stena Carron after completing commitments on blocks 38 and 39 in the Kwanza basin offshore Angola.

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.

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

JDR wins deepwater West Africa umbilical order

Royal Niger Emerging Technologies, a Nigerian oil and gas service company, has awarded JDR a fasttrack contract supporting the West African Abo project for the manufacture of a 1.55-km (1-mi) hybri...

FMC commissions subsea equipment for Bonga North West offshore Nigeria

FMC Technologies Inc. has commissioned its first subsea production tree built entirely in Nigeria. 

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.

Geology & Geophysics

Woodside to explore ultra-deepwaters offshore Morocco

Woodside has contracted to explore offshore Morocco in the Rabat Ultra Deep Offshore area.

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.

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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

FMC commissions subsea equipment for Bonga North West offshore Nigeria

FMC Technologies Inc. has commissioned its first subsea production tree built entirely in Nigeria. 

Ghana gives ENI the OK for $6 billion offshore gas project

Ghana’s government has given ENI the final green light to develop gas resources in the offshore Cape Three Points block, expected to begin production in 2017, Reuters reported.

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.

Rigs/Vessels

Statoil releases rig after dry holes offshore Angola

Statoil has terminated its contract for the drilling rig Stena Carron after completing commitments on blocks 38 and 39 in the Kwanza basin offshore Angola.

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.