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Africa Offshore Oil & Gas News

Ivory Coast signs deals with ExxonMobil for two oil blocks

Ivory Coast has signed production sharing agreements with Exxon Mobil for two ultra-deepwater blocks in the Gulf of Guinea.

Fugro receives third and final vessel of series

Fugro has received the third of a series of three Fugro offshore coastal survey vessels being built by Damen. Like the other vessels in this series, Fugro Frontier is a compact, diesel-electric FOC...

African Petroleum enters first renewal period on Senegal license

African Petroleum Senegal Ltd. has received confirmation of its first renewal period on license Senegal Offshore Sud Profond.

Drilling & Completion

Vaalco reassesses offshore Gabon plans following H2S inflow

Vaalco Energy says the jackup Transocean Constellation II has completed the first development well drilled from the newly installed Etame platform offshore Gabon.

Eni completes production test on well offshore Congo

Eni has completed the production test on the Minsala Marine 1 NFW, located in the Marine XII block offshore Congo.

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.

Field Development

Vaalco reassesses offshore Gabon plans following H2S inflow

Vaalco Energy says the jackup Transocean Constellation II has completed the first development well drilled from the newly installed Etame platform offshore Gabon.

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.

Subsea

FMC Technologies awarded subsea systems contract offshore Nigeria

FMC Technologies Inc. has received an order from Star Deep Water Petroleum Ltd. (a Chevron company), operator of the Agbami field, to provide subsea equipment for operations in the Agbami field, of...

Chemical remedial sand control using the subsea flowline succeeds

Sand production is a major concern to the industry and is more critical today, especially in offshore environments where tolerance to sand production is low. Sand influx into the wellbore may lead ...

Total adopts all-electric, subsea multi-phase approach for mixed-crude CLOV development

In June, Total lifted first oil from CLOV, its fourth deepwater development "pole" in block 17 offshore Angola. Like its predecessors Girassol, Dalia and Pazflor, CLOV routes production t...

Geology & Geophysics

CAMAC to acquire 3D seismic offshore Gambia

CAMAC Energy Gambia Ltd., has awarded a contract for the acquisition of a 3D seismic survey to Polarcus Ltd. The survey will cover 1,504 sq km (581 sq mi) in the company’s A2 and A5 blocks offshore...

North America

Nova Scotia's government has awarded Petrofac a development study for a prospective oil reservoir in 2,000 m (6,562 ft) of water.

Dolphin receives 3D seismic contracts in West Africa and India

Dolphin has received multiple 3D seismic contracts in West Africa and India.

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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

Eni completes production test on well offshore Congo

Eni has completed the production test on the Minsala Marine 1 NFW, located in the Marine XII block offshore Congo.

Chemical remedial sand control using the subsea flowline succeeds

Sand production is a major concern to the industry and is more critical today, especially in offshore environments where tolerance to sand production is low. Sand influx into the wellbore may lead ...

Total adopts all-electric, subsea multi-phase approach for mixed-crude CLOV development

In June, Total lifted first oil from CLOV, its fourth deepwater development "pole" in block 17 offshore Angola. Like its predecessors Girassol, Dalia and Pazflor, CLOV routes production t...

Rigs/Vessels

Fugro receives third and final vessel of series

Fugro has received the third of a series of three Fugro offshore coastal survey vessels being built by Damen. Like the other vessels in this series, Fugro Frontier is a compact, diesel-electric FOC...

GLOBAL DATA

This month Infield Systems looks at the offshore capex distribution in West Africa up to 2018.

Dolphin receives 3D seismic contracts in West Africa and India

Dolphin has received multiple 3D seismic contracts in West Africa and India.