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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...

Ophir extends 3D seismic survey to include frontier blocks offshore Gabon

Ophir Energy has signed exploration and production-sharing contracts for two ultra-deepwater blocks offshore Gabon.

Ambilobe partners line up 3D seismic survey offshore Madagascar

Sterling Energy has updated exploration plans in its two production-sharing contracts (PSCs) offshore Madagascar.

Drilling & Completion

Shell announces deepwater gas discovery offshore Gabon

Shell has announced a frontier exploration discovery offshore Gabon, West Africa. The Leopard-1 well encountered a gas column with approximately 200 m (656 ft) net gas pay in a presalt reservoir. ...

Serica encounters oil offshore Morocco

Serica Energy plc confirms that the SM-1 well in the Sidi Moussa block offshore Morocco has reached a TD of 2,825 m (9,268 ft) measured depth below rotary table, and encountered oil. Preparations a...

MPD and closed-loop techniques solve drilling challenges off West Africa

A complex set of challenges offshore West Africa has defied drilling efforts for more than 40 years. Multiple attempts in the area's high-pressure/high-temperature and regressive pressure regimes u...

Field Development

KD consortium wins offshore Mozambique FLNG FEED

Eni East Africa has contracted the KD consortium of KBR and Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering for front-end engineering and design (FEED) for an FLNG facility.

Woodside finalizes farm-in offshore Cameroon

Woodside has finalized an agreement with Noble Energy and Glencore to farm in to the Tilapia production sharing contract off the coast of Cameroon.

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...

Subsea

KD consortium wins offshore Mozambique FLNG FEED

Eni East Africa has contracted the KD consortium of KBR and Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering for front-end engineering and design (FEED) for an FLNG facility.

Trelleborg delivers flow assurance to Erha North offshore Nigeria for Subsea 7

Trelleborg’s offshore operation has secured a contract from Subsea 7 to supply its high-temperature thermal insulation material for Phase 2 of the Erha North project, Nigeria.

Teledyne secures Aker Solutions subsea support contract

Aker Solutions has awarded Teledyne Oil & Gas a contract for materials and engineering support covering subsea electrical and optical wet-mate interconnects for the Kaombo block 32 development ...

Geology & Geophysics

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...

Ophir extends 3D seismic survey to include frontier blocks offshore Gabon

Ophir Energy has signed exploration and production-sharing contracts for two ultra-deepwater blocks offshore Gabon.

Ambilobe partners line up 3D seismic survey offshore Madagascar

Sterling Energy has updated exploration plans in its two production-sharing contracts (PSCs) offshore Madagascar.

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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

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...

LADOL, Samsung start work on Nigerian vessel yard

LADOL and Samsung Heavy Industries will mark the ground-breaking of what is scheduled to become West Africa’s largest vessel fabrication and integration yard.

Eni reports new oil discovery offshore Angola

Eni has made a new oil discovery in block 15/06, in the Ochigufu exploration prospect, in deep water offshore Angola. Oghigufu is the 10th commercial oil discovery made in block 15/06. The new disc...

Rigs/Vessels

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.

KD consortium wins offshore Mozambique FLNG FEED

Eni East Africa has contracted the KD consortium of KBR and Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering for front-end engineering and design (FEED) for an FLNG facility.

Keppel wins block 15/06 East Hub floater conversion

Keppel Offshore & Marine has won two offshore vessel construction contracts with a combined value of $153 million.